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Cameron sons take over Crookston Building Center, Dakota Valley Lumber

As their father retires, the Cameron sons are stepping in to run the family's businesses, Crookston Building Center and Dakota Valley Lumber in Grand Forks.

Jarid Cameron looks at some drafting materials inside Dakota Valley Lumber as his father, Wesley Cameron, looks on. Jarid and his brother, Justin Cameron, are taking over Crookston Building Center and Dakota Valley Lumber from their parents, Wesley and Ruth Cameron. (Kevin Killough/Grand Forks Herald)
Jarid Cameron looks at some drafting materials inside Dakota Valley Lumber as his father, Wesley Cameron, looks on. Jarid and his brother, Justin Cameron, are taking over Crookston Building Center and Dakota Valley Lumber from their parents, Wesley and Ruth Cameron. (Kevin Killough/Grand Forks Herald)
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As their father retires, the Cameron sons are stepping in to run the family's businesses, Crookston Building Center and Dakota Valley Lumber in Grand Forks.

Justin and Jarid Cameron took over the family business in March from their parents, Ruth and Wesley Cameron.

"It's time for us to step in now," Justin Cameron said.

The businesses provide drafting and lumber services, primarily for residential developments, to owners and contractors.

Wesley Cameron first purchased the Crookston store in 1988 and opened it as Crookston Building Center the following February.

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It was formerly a Robertson's Lumber store. He had worked for Roberton's for 16 years.

Justin and Jarid Cameron began working for their dad when they were 14.

The brothers went on to study architectural drafting at North Dakota State College of Science at Wahpeton.

After college, they went back to work at their parents' store and have remained there ever since.

Wesley Cameron opened Dakota Valley Lumber in 1994.

"We were doing so much business in Grand Forks, we felt it necessary to have a showroom, salesman and draftsman over there," he said.

Wesley Cameron said he plans to continue working as a consultant for the business. Jarid will run the Grand Forks location, and Justin will head up the store in Crookston.

Ruth Cameron said she and her husband are grateful to the customers they've served over the years.

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"The communities of Crookston and Grand Forks have been so good to us. We can't thank them enough for their business," she said.

Brothers Jarid (left) and Justin Cameron (right) are taking over the family business run by parents Wesley and Ruth Cameron (center). (Kevin Killough/Grand Forks Herald)
Brothers Jarid (left) and Justin Cameron (right) are taking over the family business run by parents Wesley and Ruth Cameron (center). (Kevin Killough/Grand Forks Herald)

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