A Brief History
Company founders, Jan Cohen and Arnie Foster, formed an investment company in 1983. The investment company’s first venture in the building supply industry was its purchase of Bridgeport Lumber Co. Inc., in May 1988. Since 1988, other business acquisitions have been added including Weed & Duryea Lumber and Home Center in 1993, Northwest Lumber and Hardware in 2005, and Architectural Building Components in 2015.
Since September 1997, all the companies have been owned and operated under one family of businesses known as Northeast Building Supply & Home Centers, LLC. Our company is focused on supplying the professional building trade, architects, and home improvement industry with quality products and services. Our focus is not just our words; we must take it seriously and earn it each day.
When Bridgeport Lumber Co. Inc. was purchased in 1988, Cohen and Foster had no prior experience in the industry. They each learned by performing every job at the company alongside the six employees who were the total workforce at the time.
Customer service is our first priority and our core value. Our code of conduct is honesty, integrity, and to provide our customers with the experience they deserve.