Building Materials Holding Corporation

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BMC - Building Materials and Construction Services
Industry Building Materials and Construction Services
Founded Boise, Idaho (1987) as BMC West
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Number of employees
5,500 (Approx.)

BMC – Building Materials & Construction Services is an American construction supply company based in Atlanta, Georgia. It provides diversified building materials, trusses and components, doors and millwork, and targeted construction and installation services across 99 business units in 15 markets in 12 states, 8 of which are in the top 25 single family construction markets, and has in excess of 5,500 employees.[1]


Year Event
1987 BMC West formed with acquisition of 20 building materials centers from Boise Cascade Corporation.[2]
1990 BMC West acquires eight Diamond Building Centers.
1991 BMC West becomes a public company.[3]
1994 Acquires Economy Lumber Company in CO.[4]
1995 Acquires Stripling-Blake Lumber Co. in Austin, TX.[5]
1997 Acquires Lone Star Plywood & Door Co.,[6] Oregon Sash & Door, Hillsdale Sash & Door Company.[7]
1998 Acquires Intermountain Lumber Company in MT.[8]
1999 Acquires KBI Framing Company in Phoenix, AZ.
1997–2007 Forms SelectBuild and BMC West divisions and acquires several construction services companies, including Sanburn Construction (KBI Norcal) in CA.[9]
2009 BMHC files for Chapter 11.[10]
2010 BMC emerges from bankruptcy as a privately held company.[11]
2012 BMC becomes HCN Pro Dealer of the Year.[12]
2013 Acquires Western Building Supply (WBS) in Sacramento, CA.[13]
2015 Acquires VNS Corporation in Vidalia, Georgia
2015 Acquires Robert Bowden, Inc. (RBI) in Atlanta, Georgia


BMC is a corporation that began in 1987 as a building materials distributor. BMC is currently a privately held company. The main office of BMC is located in Atlanta, Georgia. BMC distributes building materials, manufactures building components, and provides construction services to professional builders and contractors. Its products include dimensional lumber, panel products and building materials purchased from manufacturers, as well as manufactured building components, including mill work, trusses, and wall paneling. Construction services include framing and installation of miscellaneous building products. BMC serves its customers based on a regional market management approach where strategic locations offer its entire breadth of building products, manufactured building components, and construction services to a market area.

SelectBuild Construction[edit]

SelectBuild Construction, formerly BMC Construction, provides framing and other construction services to high-volume production home builders. These services include managing labor, materials, and construction schedules. SelectBuild Construction customers are high-volume production home builders. SelectBuild customers generally enter into contracts for building products and construction services on an as-needed basis.

Building Materials Holding Corporation (BMHC)[edit]

BMHC (Building Materials Holding Corporation) located in Atlanta, Georgia is a holding company engaged, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, BMC and SelectBuild Construction in the distribution and usage of building materials, selling primarily to professional contractors and builders as well as to project-oriented consumers (including professional repair and remodel contractors hired by them). BMHC was formed to centralize, at the holding company, responsibilities for acquisitions, financial and administrative functions - including strategic, financial and capital planning, corporate governance, and investor relations activities. In addition, the holding company structure is intended to focus operational management of the day-to-day activities.


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