Serving Northern St. Louis County, Minnesota

Cook Building Center


5 W. Vermilion Dr, Cook, MN 55723


If you haven’t been to Cook Building Center lately, you might not realize how much this family-owned business has changed with the times.

It’s easy to notice the bright new main office, but its evolution into a comprehensive building center is the real story. “We used to be a lumberyard,” said Greg Burckhardt, who’s owned Cook Building Center since 1991. “Now, we can do your whole house from top to bottom.”

And that’s not an exaggeration. Cook Building Center offers a wide range of roofing systems, for example, including everything from tile to metal to lifetime shingles, and there’s something for nearly every budget.

It’s the same story with siding, where Cook Building Center offers everything from textured cement board, real cedar lap siding and shakes, log siding, and more.

If you’re in the market for kitchen cabinets, Cook Building Center offers them built-to-order through Holiday Kitchens. They’ve even added a brand new carpet outlet, offering sales and installation, that greatly expanded their already wide selection of floor coverings. If you’re not looking for carpet, they also have a wide range of vinyl, slate, wood, and tile.

“It’s a complete one-stop shop,” said Greg.

And when you’re looking for help with a project, you won’t be lost in the crowd at Cook Building Center. “We really sell our service,” said Greg, who notes the staff at Cook Building Center will work closely with you to answer questions and to make sure every project is completed to your satisfaction. And their attention to detail can often save you time and money. Greg says he’s been surprised at how much he can often save customers on things like cabinets. So much so, in fact, that he’s ended up shipping cabinets as far as Florida.

You’ve always heard that experience counts, and there’s loads of it available to customers at Cook Building Center. Greg has worked in the business since the 1970s and those years of experience mean he understands the kinds of challenges that can crop up in any project. He can help you anticipate them and find the solutions you need to get your project completed quickly and within budget. You won’t find that kind of service at any of the big box stores.

But that kind of friendly services comes with the territory at this locally-owned business. “We’re a family here,” said Greg, “and you’re a member of the family when you shop here.”


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