L.J. Smith Partners with WBH Group

L.J. Smith is very pleased to welcome WBH Group to the L.J. Smith sales force, effective October 1, 2014. Texas based WBH Group consists of 7 very dedicated team members with over 150 years of combined building material background. The excellent WBH Group sales team will be representing L.J. Smith and Universal Stair Parts throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Memphis, TN and Wichita, KS as current factory representative for this territory, Michael Martin, will be moving into the Regional Sales Manager position and will be working closely with WBH Group to service L.J. Smith’s valued customers.

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Dan Hardin, WBH Group business partner said, “WBH Group has been incredibly fortunate to have had such long term relationships with our current suppliers (most of which are the #1 brand in their category), as well as our valued customers. From a personal perspective, I couldn’t be more proud, to be given an opportunity to represent THE leader in the stair parts category, it is truly humbling. This new partnership with L.J. Smith is something that all of us at WBH Group are looking forward to for many years to come.”

“WBH Group has represented our Universal Stair Parts brand for many years and we could not be more pleased with their choice to take on L.J. Smith Stair Systems. Their unique blend of industry knowledge and application expertise is rare so our customers will benefit immensely”, said Craig Kurtz, L.J. Smith, Inc.

Founded in 1885, L.J. Smith Stair Systems is the largest manufacturer of stair parts in the country. The company is headquartered in Bowerston, Ohio and serves all 50 states from 9 distribution branches and 4 manufacturing centers across the U.S. Over the past several decades L.J. Smith has made many acquisitions with the most recent being Washington-based Johnson-Postman and California-based Leeper’s Stair Products in 2011, as well as Georgia-based Universal Stair Parts in August 2014.


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