LBM Advantage creates National Buying Power with the multi-billion dollar purchasing power of its membership. As a result, members enjoy a distinct competitive advantage in their marketplace.

Regional Expertise

We speak your language! Advantage support offices are regionally located in New Windsor NY, Grand Rapids MI, Monroe LA and coming soon... Smithfield NC. Advantage traders provide localized knowledge of building codes, species, product applications and distribution logistics.

Large Volume & Pooling Groups

Advantage members benefit from our large purchasing volume, block buys, and regional pooling group deals.

Independence & Flexibility

Advantage has no affiliation restrictions, and you determine how your business is run. Together we will develop a purchasing plan that best suits your company.

Customer Service:
Like it's your own

Advantage traders and staff are an extension of your purchasing team, and we support you on your terms. Honest and professional, we do everything we can to meet the needs of our members.

Technology:
We're up to speed

Our electronic communication services help you conduct business quickly and efficiently. Your sales and accounting history is always clear and readily available.


LBM Advantage
Who we are

LBM Advantage was created in 2016 with the historic merger of long-time, dealer-owned buying groups ENAP and PAL, and will include the upcoming and exciting addition of IBSA.

All three co-ops were founded decades ago by lumberyard owners who saw their future success strengthened by combining purchasing resources. That tenet holds true today and is reflected in our mission statement: "To create a competitive advantage for our members by leveraging their collective power".

With independent dealers located in 34 states, and continually growing, Advantage's purchasing volume allows members to operate competitively. Our offices are centrally located in key markets, and our staff are experts on local building codes, regional product and materials preferences, logistics and competition.

Members enjoy Advantage's high level of service, regional expertise, flexibility and transparency, while continuing to run their companies independently by making their own business decisions.


What we do

As a dealer-owned cooperative, Advantage employees work diligently every day to provide our membership with timely market opportunities, information, and service. We are an extension of our members' purchasing staff, and we take pride in learning individual preferences of lumber species and mills, as well as building material manufacturers and product categories.

With a membership comprised of independent businesses, we understand choice is important. Advantage respects the need for other buying sources, and we partner with several supply organizations to provide the best collection of options. We do not dictate programs, but offer competitive solutions and leave decisions up to each member.

Our Forest Products Division maintains solid relationships with preferred lumber and panel mills in all species. Advantage traders are skilled at maximizing the cash market, negotiating contracts and pooling synergies for block buys. Our regional reloads service Advantage members with mixed truck tallies.

On the Building Products side, our goal is to become our members' first option for all categories including commodities, specialties, millwork and kitchen and bath products. Our approach is account specific, working tirelesslly to maximize all aspects of our programs (price, rebates and incentives) and giving our membership the competitive advantage they need to compete in their respective markets. Whether mill-direct or distribution, we manage market trends, providing our membership the information they need to win the business.

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Where we are

LBM Advantage offices are located in New Windsor NY, Grand Rapids MI, Monroe LA; and soon Smithfield NC will be added. We are centrally located in key markets throughout 34 states where our 440 members, consisting of 823 locations, conduct their business.

View our regional map with member sales manager contacts listed for each earea.

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Why join our co-op?

Volume:
Receive a competitive advantage by the leveraging of our members' collective purchasing power.

Expertise:
Buying recommendations provided from professionals who know their regional markets.

Service:
Direct access to manufacturers, mills, and traders who work for you!

Choice:
Advantage partners with several supply organizations to provide the best collection of options.

National Buying Power ... with regional expertise:
With independent dealers located in 34 states and continually expanding, Advantage's purchasing volume allows members to operate competitively. Our ofices are centrally located in key markets with experts on local building codes, regional preferences, geography and compertition.


Joining Advantage

Become a Member:

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your key staff. No commitment; just information. Please contact Paul Dean, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing at 845-220-3710, or email him at pdean@lbmadvantage.com for a confidential, competitive analysis of your business and purchasing needs. You may also complete this brief Prospective Member Contact Form.

Become a Vendor:

Partnering with LBM Advantage gives suppliers the unique opportunity to market programs to a group of the strongest independent lumber and building material dealers in the nation. Advantage also offers a variety of comprehensive marketing programs, exposing products to our members via print and web media. Our yearly trade shows and conferences provide opportunities to meet face-to-face with customers and staff. To inquire about becoming an LBM Advantage vendor, please submit your request here.

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Information

New York Office

  • Address:
    555 Hudson Valley Avenue
    Suite 200
    New Windsor, NY 12553

Midwest Office

  • Address:
    5465 Executive Pkwy SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    Mailing Address:
              PO Box 888875
              Grand Rapids MI 49588-8875

Southern Office

  • Address:
    1900 North 18th Street
    Suite 502
    Monroe, LA 71201
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