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About Us

At Knecht Home Center and Mead Lumber, quality products and impeccable service are our trademark. Top-notch professional contractors in the areas we serve rely on us for all their building materials. We are proud to be known as the “helpful hometown home center” in our region. Our service traditions go back to 1928, when John Knecht opened his first lumber store in Rapid City, South Dakota. Knecht has expanded the company over eight decades, in parallel with the growth of the Black Hills area. Always civic-minded, the Knecht’s have been pillars of the community during good times and bad. For example, they provided equipment and labor to help neighbors after the historic ’72 flood. We’ll always strive to be a community first retailer and build relationships with those we are fortunate enough to call friends and customers.

Core Values

We have always been committed to providing outstanding customer service. In fact, making sure we are able to meet the needs of our customers is our number one focus. Our customers’ success leads to our own success.

Community involvement is extremely important to the Knecht/Mead family, and we continuously strive to do all we can to build up those we call friends and neighbors. This is our home, and we have a duty to help make it the best place we can.

As a 100% employee owned company, we are committed to providing our employees a great culture and work environment. Working with Knecht Home Center and Mead Lumber means ownership, growth opportunities and being part of a family.

Integrity is paramount in everything we do, and we will never waiver in doing what’s best for our customers, our community and our staff. Our company was built on the strength and integrity of our founders, and we will always carry on that tradition.

We set very high standards for operational excellence so that we may offer our customers exceptional service at all times. In order to do that, we must continuously strive to be the best at what we do, in every aspect of our industry.

Providing our communities with high-quality products, sustainable building materials and great customer service is what our company does. We will continue to offer this value for generations to come. That’s how we will remain your “helpful hometown home center".

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