HISTORY

Parker's Building Supply planted its roots in the community over 80 years ago in Port Arthur, TX. Initially, it salvaged wood from the dismantling of old wooden oil derricks. The original owners were B. Wyde and Sam Spector. Shortly after starting the business, Sam Wyde, B.Wyde’s son, entered the business and turned it into a retail lumber yard.

In the 1950s, Robert Wyde, Sam’s son and Richard Parker, B. Wyde’s son-in-law, became involved in the business and established relationships with contractors. In 1968, Richard Parker bought the entire business from the Wydes. After surviving a devastating fire in 1974, Richard opened the current location in Port Arthur and changed the name to Parker Lumber.

In the late 1970’s, Parker Lumber converted to Parker’s Do It Center and Richard’s son, Scott, entered the business. During the last three decades, Scott Parker and Parker’s Do It Center opened an additional 13 locations across Texas.

In 2005, Parker Lumber was acquired by Lanoga in an effort to establish a Texas presence. After less than two years under the Lanoga and United Building Center umbrella, Scott Parker was given an opportunity to re-acquire his family’s business and happily and aggressively bought back 10 of his family’s Parker Lumber locations.

In 2010, Parker made the decision to expand into California with the purchase of the Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs locations. Further expansion included the Yucca Valley and 29 Palms locations. There are now 22 locations serving Texas and California, with plans to expand the company further as opportunities arise.

In 2015, Parker sold to US LBM Holdings, LLC, a holding company that embraces and supports the Parker's/Builder's Supply culture. Now, as in the past, the philosophy of Builder's Supply remains the same…… Low, competitive prices with superior customer service. 

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