#WyoStrong: Four decades of adjusting to Wyoming economic changes

Wyoming Building Supply was established in 1976 by Bob and Jolene Ingram, and now decades later they are still adjusting with the ever-changing economy. They began their family-run business in a warehouse of cabinets out by the Casper airport. One year later they moved to their current location, 2104 Fairgrounds Road in Casper, and have expanded to a couple other locations. The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Sales have declined recently, especially in the areas of Casper and Gillette due to the current energy and coal crisis, but they are hopeful that the economy will recover quickly and they can continue to grow and expand. With hard work to gain more business all across the state and thinking of innovative ways to reduce operating costs as a company they expect to pull through the current economic downturn just as they have in the past. Wyoming Building Supply has never laid an employee off to date and plan to remain that way. They have learned lessons from the past and have become debt free so they can get through these hard economic times. "We certainly hope they are short lived but no one has a crystal ball and knows what the future holds, just hope for the best and work hard to try to get through it together," said Brett Ingram. By not over extending themselves when the economy is up, with constant product knowledge, quality service for their customers and diversifying with the ever-changing home and business design trends throughout the years. Although Bob Ingram began the company, his daughter Brett Ingram recently took the reins and is the current manager for Wyoming Building Supply. When asked what the biggest lesson their family has learned from owning a business they said, "You are only as good as the people you work with and we have built a great team over the years that has resulted in the company's success. We have also learned that you have to be able to cater to the customer so we are always looking into the latest and greatest products while understanding our customers budget." With hard work, great customer service and ambitious goals this local family-run company has managed to pull through hard economic times in the past and present. Although the economy is not ideal at this time, success can still be an option for companies willing to fight through the difficult times. #wyostrong #ferrell #buckrail #reboot #county10 #springcity #dally #oilcity #county17 #shortgo #news