Owners Amy and Chad Leibbrandt treasure the ties between two long-standing Nebraska companies

Paint Center in NebraskaAmong the many products and services it offers for its customers, Adams Lumber cuts glass to meet the specific needs of its customers.

But before co-owners Amy and Chad Leibbrandt could ever think about cutting glass, they needed a bank to help them cut through the red tape of arranging financing for their purchase of the century-old lumber business.

The Leibbrandts bought Adams Lumber – with locations in Grant and Imperial – in 2012, and they credit Waypoint Bank – Imperial for helping to make it possible. “Without them taking a risk with two young people,” Chad recalls, he and Amy might not have been able to pull off the purchase. He thanks Waypoint Bank’s leadership for recognizing two entrepreneurs who “had the drive,” along with the “track record of the old Adams.”

A relationship with Nebraska roots

Chad adds, “A lot like us, Waypoint Bank believes in buying local and keeping businesses open on the streets of small towns.”

“We are thankful for the years we have shared with Chad and Amy and excited to be part of their growth,” said Harmaleigh Dubas, Assistant Vice President/Consumer Loan Officer for Waypoint Bank – Imperial. “We look toward the future with Adams Lumber’s success in Imperial and Grant.”

You might also say Adams Lumber and Waypoint Bank are connected by their longevity as Nebraska businesses.

Adams Lumber was founded in Grant in 1919. The Adams family added the second site in Imperial in 1992 when it bought another lumberyard. Waypoint traces its roots to 1883 with the opening of a bank in Cozad. Waypoint’s Imperial branch, where the Leibbrandts bank, got its start in 1917.

2 companies taking pride in personal service

Inside of Adams Lumber Design CenterToday, Adams Lumber customers count on the Leibbrandts and their 16 employees for ready mix, lumber, shingles, and even design services for kitchen and bathroom remodels. The Leibbrandts are big on providing personal service and knowing most of their customers by name. And they see those same traits in their relationship with Waypoint Bank

“Waypoint Bank’s service and knowing us by name and not as an account number is meaningful,” said Chad, who refers to the bank as “partners” with the couple.

“We have had to change direction a couple of times, but their willingness to listen and to help us think it through together with common sense is great. We have continued to put money back in and keep expanding every year a little. Some are little changes, and some have been big. But they always listen to our crazy ideas.”


Chad and Amy Leibbrandt in front of Adams Lumber.
Interior photos of Adams Lumber, 540 Broadway St., Imperial, Neb.

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