Sterling Lumber Company Selected As Midwest Finalist Among for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award

Sterling® Lumber Company’s Team of Brothers Selected As Midwest Finalist Among Competitors for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award

Chicago, IL (April 21, 2016) – Sterling® Lumber Company’s commitment to professional excellence, best business practices and community values has earned its executive team recognition within a distinguished group of entrepreneurs.  Chief Executive Officer, Carter Sterling; Vice President of Internal Operations, Christian Sterling; Vice President of Market Research, Carson Sterling; and Vice President of Purchasing and Operations, Cooper Sterling, comprise the team recently chosen as a finalist for the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Midwest Division. An independent panel of judges selected Carter Sterling and his brothers, focusing specifically on accomplishments in the areas of innovation and financial performance.

“This is a tremendous honor for us during a milestone year for Sterling,” said Carter Sterling. “We’ve taken bold steps in recent months to elevate the company’s infrastructure due to record growth throughout all lines of business. This has entailed a great deal of innovative thinking and strategic-financial planning, not to mention ongoing teamwork,” he added.

The annual EY awards program is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The Midwest Division includes award candidates in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. Award winners will be announced at a gala celebration in June 2016, at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom in Chicago.

Globally, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has expanded to recognize exceptional business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.  Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® national overall award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® national awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culmination of the Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

While Ernst & Young is the founder and ongoing producer of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards, the competition is sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Midwest, region sponsors include LaSalle Network, Plexus Groupe, PNC Bank, Becker Professional Education, Cresa Chicago, Chatham Financial, DLA Piper and 1871.