Charles A. Chase
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1944

Charles A. Chase becomes President of Chase Lumber & Fuel Co.

Chase Trucks
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WWII

With a new building boom, Charles begins to focus the company more on lumber and building and less on fuel. Purchasing a lumberyard in Cottage Grove that would also be independently run.

Theodore W. Chase
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1961

Theodore W. Chase Sr. becomes President of Chase Lumber & Fuel Co.

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1964

In January, an arsonist sets fire to Chase Lumber & Fuel Co. on Main Street. After four decades, the Main Street location is a total loss.

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1965

After the fire, Theodore moves the business to a much larger site on the west side of Sun Prairie (where it stands today) and becomes Chase Lumber, expanding the facility and operations.

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1975

The Cottage Grove lumberyard is folded into Chase Lumber.

David D. Chase
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1980

Upon his retirement, Theodore passes the business on to his son, David D. Chase, who becomes President of Chase Lumber, steering the expansion and growth of the business for nearly four decades.

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1981

Chase Lumber opens in McFarland.

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1991

The DeForest lumberyard is purchased and folded in Chase Lumber.

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1997

Chase Lumber celebrates 100 years in business.

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