Celebrating a Century of Building Materials & Relationships

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Few companies make it to their 100th  year in business, and to accomplish this with no end in sight is a reason to celebrate. We are excited to mark our 100th year of delivering construction solutions throughout the Midwest in 2024.

Our company, founded by Walter G. Negwer, started by delivering milk from local dairies to families in rural North St. Louis County. Over the past century, we have expanded our product lines, initially supplying coal and feed and now distributing a widespread line of building materials, commercial doors and hardware, and cold-formed steel trusses. As a trusted partner in the construction industry and now a third-generation owned family business, Negwer serves contractors, architects, engineers, and builders across the Midwest with locations in Central and Eastern Missouri, Central Illinois, Northeastern Arkansas, and Des Moines, Iowa.

Since our founding, we have prioritized building lasting relationships with our customers, vendors, and team members, making the company more than just a building material supplier but a reliable partner in every project. Our history reflects not just a business’s evolution but is a testament to the enduring values of family, service, and innovation that have transformed us from a small hauling business into the building materials distributor we are today.

negwer-100-year-brandingAs we reflect on the past and build upon what we have done to inspire our next 100 years, we are delighted to unveil our exclusive 100th-anniversary branding – a celebration of “Building Materials and Relationships Since 1924” to mark this momentous occasion. This special logo and tagline reflect Negwer’s rich history, commitment to quality and people, and vision for the future.

"As we celebrate our 100th year, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the communities, customers, vendors, and team members who have been an integral part of our journey. This milestone is a testament to the hard work, devotion, and innovation that have been the foundation of Negwer Materials since day one,” said Scott Negwer, President of Negwer Materials.

You will see this anniversary branding used throughout the year on company apparel, emails, and so much more! We look forward to celebrating throughout the year with various events with our customers, vendors, and team members.

Cheers to 2024 and our 100th year in business!