S.A. Morman & Co. is West Michigan’s largest supplier of architectural building materials, specializing in Division 8 and Division 10 products.
Established in 1857, S.A. Morman & Co. has been a steadfast leader in the industry, providing customers with expert knowledge, superior service and quality craftsmanship. S.A. Morman & Co. places an emphasis on life safety and security, specializing in door and hardware products, including installation, repair, and replacement, as well as bath accessories, toilet partitions, access control solutions, fire door inspections and other related services.
S.A. Morman & Co. proudly serves from two convenient locations in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.
We are proud of our legacy and how we continue to improve our operations to better meet the needs of our customers. Take a look at how far we’ve come:
Founded1857 - The Morman Company was founded by William Morman on the banks of the Grand River as a lime burning operation to make bricks.
Second Generation1886 - Second generation, Samuel A. Morman assumed ownership of the company, changing the name to S.A. Morman & Co. He expanded the company into many new products during his 49 years in leadership.
Expansion1900s - Gradually expanded into new products, including cement, plaster, windows, sewer tile and more.
Coal1920s - Expanded into coal to keep workers busy during winter months. Coal operations allowed S.A. Morman & Co. to be maintained during the Great Depression when most construction came to a standstill.
Third Generation1935 - Third generation, William B. Steele (son-in-law of Sam Morman) assumed ownership of the company.
Fourth Generation1962 & 1977 - Fourth generation, John C. Baxter (son-in-law of William Steele) and Harry M. “Bud” Baxter (John’s brother) assumed ownership of the company and expanded operations into hollow metal products.
Fifth Generation1986 - Fifth generation, Doug Hoogerhyde (son-in-law of Bud) assumed ownership of the company, grew operations and expanded into wood doors.
New Services2010s – Expanded into new services to better suit our customers’ needs, including Ready-to-Hang and Fire Door Inspections.
New Division2017 - Started their security integration team, which includes Access Control and Video Surveillance Systems.
Sixth Generation2019 - Sixth Generation, Jason Ruud (son-in-law of Doug) and Kristin Hoogerhyde Ruud (daughter of Doug) assumed ownership of the Company.
1100 Gezon Parkway SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509-9582
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4510 Commercial Ave.
Portage, MI 49002-9745
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