History

1943

Martel Wilson founded Building Material Distributors (BMD) in Stockton, CA.


1948

BMD opens a warehouse in Sacramento, CA.


1949

BMD opens a warehouse in Fresno, CA.


1950

BMD opens a warehouse in San Jose, CA.


1955

Bill Grieve becomes President of BMD.


1958

BMD focused product offering on specialty building materials.


1965

BMD President, Bill Grieve, is elected President of the National Building Material Distributors Association.


1974

BMD acquires a 65,000 sq ft building in Galt, CA. Moves headquarters and main warehouse to new location.


1975

BMD's President, Bill Grieve, passes away: Jim Shuck becomes President.


1977

BMD introduces Marvin Windows to the California market.


1978

BMD is selected as the National Wholesaler of the Year by the National Building Material Distribution Association.


1982

Steve Ellinwood becomes President of BMD.


1984

Mike Garrison joins BMD
BMD establishes specialty sales force to provide special attention to Marvin and other specialty products.
BMD acquires a distributor in Eureka, CA and expands product offering. BMD add 30,000 sq. ft. to the Galt, CA location.
BMD purchases the Marvin Window distributor in Southern California, providing statewide distribution.


1990

BMD President, Steve Ellinwood, is elected President of the National Building Material Distributors Association.


1991

BMD establishes an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and purchases 45% of the company from the founding Wilson family.


1996

BMD institutes next day delivery to most markets. FasTrack delivery set industry standards.


1998

BMD's ESOP acquires remaining shares held by Wilson family and becomes 90% owned by the ESOP Trust.
BMD wins Vanguard Award for Growth/Expansion Strategies, presented by Comstock Magazine.


1999

BMD acquires American Pacific Supply, a distributor of commodity building materials.


2000

BMD begins to produce products under the proprietary "QuickBuild" label.
BMD opens sales office in Salt Lake City, Utah and Phoenix, Arizona.
Mike Garrison assumes the position of Vice President / Marvin Windows Division.


2001

BMD establishes a merchandising service program to assist customers in marketing and merchandising.
BMD is selected as ESOP Company of the Year by the National Association for Employee Ownership.


2002

BMD expands Galt location bringing the total to 165,000 sq ft of warehouse space on 25 acres of land.


2003

BMD opens the Forest Products Division.


2004 

The BMD Training Center opens to provide education for customers and employees.


2006

BMD acquires Boddington Lumber Co. and expands distribution into Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.
Jim Colson joins BMD as Vice President / CFO.


2007

Marty Wilson retires from the BMD Board of Directors. The BMD Training Center is dedicated in his honor.
The ESOP Association California/Western States Chapter awarded BMD the 2007 Communication Excellence Award. BMD was recognized for its outstanding efforts to communicate the benefits of employee ownership!


2008

BMD becomes 100% employee-owned through its ESOP
QuickBuild Collated Nails are ICC-ES recognized, evaluation report (ESR#2422)
BMD instituted the first annual Steve and Anne Ellinwood Community Scholarship.


2010

Jeff Gore joins BMD as President and CEO.


2012

BMD acquires Master Fasteners International and Fastener Source.
BMD becomes exclusive northern California distributor of Marvin's Integrity brand windows and doors.


2014

BMD launches the proprietary "QuickBuild Pro" brand of threaded fasteners.


2015

BMD opens a distribution center in Centralia, WA. 
BMD acquires Interstate Distributors.