Built on Trust, Since 1911
Located on 50 acres in the rolling hills of Holmes County, Keim is the destination and trusted source for your home, building, and woodworking needs. Founded in 1911, our fourth-generation family business is dedicated to caring for your project like we care for our own.
Our family business started as a rough lumber mill for woodworkers in the surrounding community. Through the generations, Keim offered many more products and services to support local builders and homeowners as well.
Today, Keim is known as the destination and trusted source for your home, building, and woodworking needs.
Business for Community: a strategy and way of life
Keim began as a small sawmill called Keim Brothers, started by Mose J. Keim and his brother, John. The original mill still sits at the bottom of the hill by State Route 557 in Charm, Ohio.
Mose Keim's son, Roman, started working with his father and uncle, and the name changed to M. J. Keim and Son.
The business expanded to include a dry kiln, hardwood flooring, plywood, an office, and a building hardware store.
Roman Keim's son, Bill, started working with his father, and the name changed to Keim Lumber Company.
The original store moved up on the hill, occupying the space known as the Woodshed in the current store.
The store expanded to 30,000 square feet of showroom, with the current front building being added.
Bill Keim's son, Robbie, started working with his father as the company continued to grow.
Keim Lumber expanded to the current 125,000 square foot showroom.
Bill Keim's stepson, Eric Slabach, joined the company.
Keim Lumber celebrated 100 years in business.
New Keim President
Jim Smucker is selected as the first
non-family member to serve as
Keim Lumber rebrands as Keim, and continues to create exceptional experiences for its co-workers, customers, and community just as it has for more than 100 years.