Lloyd Lumber was founded in 1946 by Robert Lloyd. In 1947 Alden “Bud” Bertrand joined the organization and served in many capacities, from being a truck driver and clerk to drafting and manager, eventually becoming president. Bud progressed swiftly.
In 1984, Bud Bertrand purchased Lloyd Lumber from Bob Lloyd. At the time the company consisted of a truss mfg operation in North Mankato managed by Barry Bertrand and a retail lumberyard and hardware store managed by Mike Bertrand.
In 1989 they consolidated the operation to the North Mankato location. Since then there has been numerous expansions and remodels to accommodate the growth that the company has seen over the years.