Effingham Builders Supply Adds 4th Generation to Ownership and New Management


Published on July 1 2022 4:39 pm
Last Updated on July 1 2022 4:39 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Efffingham Builders Supply has announced the addition of Caleb Mette as an owner and company President, joining his father, Bill Mette, as co-owner.

"I'm certainly blessed to have the opportunity to keep this business in the family moving into the future," states Caleb, adding "We've always prided ourselves on integrity and trying to give our customers the best service and our dedicated employees have been the foundation of that approach that has made this company successful as they not only represent my family but also the Effingham community as leaders in the area building industry."

Bill Mette added, "I'm proud to keep the company in the family with my son, Caleb, and I'm looking forward to helping it grow and flourish in the years to come under his leadership."

Effingham Builders Supply has been family-owned since its founding in 1939 by Caleb Mette's great-grandfather, Joseph Kabbes. Kabbes' son Ray and son-in-law George Mette ran the business until Mette's sons John, Bob, Bill and Dick took over the reins in the 1990s. Caleb Mette now becomes the fourth generation of the family to have ownership in Effingham Builders Supply.

Along with the move to the next generation, Effingham Builders Supply also announced the appointment of Kyle Kloss as Retail Sales General Manager. Caleb Mette said, "Kyle is a welcome addition to our family at EBS, as he brings a great blend of new energy to go along with his 20+ years of experience in the building industry."

"I look forward to working with Bill and Caleb along with the rest of the team in helping to ensure the progress of what built Effingham Builders Supply today. Together, we hope to create an environment that welcomes anyone coming through our doors," remarked Kloss. 

Kyle Kloss is a native of Grantfork, Illinois and comes to EBS with several years of experience running lumberyards in Carlyle and Highland.