EXCELSIOR, Minn. (Nov. 21, 2019) – Lyman Companies, a leading provider of building products, services and expertise in the Upper Midwest, has named Charlie Bradburn president. Bradburn joined Lyman Companies in 2009, most recently serving in the role of vice president.

In his new role as president, Bradburn is responsible for leading Lyman’s lumber and specialty building products distribution, labor services and manufacturing operations in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota and in Eau Claire, Wis. Bradburn succeeds Lyman’s outgoing president, Scott Richter, who was promoted to vice president of Midwest Region Operations for US LBM, Lyman’s parent company. 

“Charlie has been a standout member of the team since joining over a decade ago,” said Richter. “He distinguished himself early as a leader in the company, and we look forward to Lyman’s continued success for years to come under Charlie’s leadership.”

Bradburn has more than twenty years of industry experience and began his Lyman career at ABC Millwork & Cabinetry, where he worked his way up from sales manager to branch manager, before becoming vice president of Lyman Companies in July 2019. Bradburn holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. In 2015, he was named to ProSales magazine’s Four Under 40, which recognizes leaders in the building materials industry.


Founded in 1897, Lyman Companies is the leading supplier to residential and multi-family construction professionals in the Twin Cities and across the Upper Midwest, providing customers with a broad range of building products and services, including manufactured building components, custom millwork and cabinetry, and project management and specialty labor services.

Lyman Companies is a division of US LBM, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the United States. US LBM combines the scale and operational advantages of a national platform with a local go-to-market strategy through its national network of locations across the country.