“Being focused on your customers’ profitability is what separates the great building material yard from the average. Professional Builders Supply works diligently to be sure their customers profitability is their number 1 concern.” – Larry W. Adams
Southern Building Material Association, Inc.
– Tim Minton Executive Vice President
HBA of Raleigh-Wake County
Morrisville Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Our most important asset is our people. Our truck drivers and warehouse personnel are treated with the same level of respect as our owners. Our philosophy is simple; if we hire the best people, take care of them, treat them with honesty and respect, they will, in turn, do the same for our customers.
That award was followed shortly thereafter by being named the #2 fastest growing company in the Triangle….quite a feat for a company that is only 4 years old. Our customer list today boasts the names of most of the Triangle’s finest custom home builders. Give us an opportunity to show you the difference… it’s about the service!!!® Why Buy From Professional Builders Supply? Our “Customer Commitment” clearly defines what you can expect from us! Specific examples of unequalled Customer Service
At inception, PBS formed a Board of Advisors comprised of original investors including Van Isley (CEO) and Troy Wilkerson (Wilmington Market President) and four non-employee owners. This was a carefully selected group of businessmen with valuable experience inside and outside the industry each of whom had longstanding relationships with Van. Two of the owners/advisors had previously owned and managed building supply operations which they later sold to a national consolidator. The other two advisors had been CPAs with Price Waterhouse where they crossed paths with Isley early in his career.
Today’s ownership team includes two of the original four non-employee owners and one additional non-employee owner who is an experienced real estate investor and has holdings in businesses in several different industries. Isley and Wilkerson continue to serve on the Board as does Steve Lochbaum, the Company’s CFO. who became an owner shortly after joining the company.
The Board of Advisors functions essentially as a full-fledged Board of Directors. Structured, formal, well-planned, quarterly meetings are held that include all owners. The level of sophistication brought about by the Board and the related interaction with the management team is atypical for a company the size of PBS.
Paul was one of the founding investors of PBS in 2003. A North Carolina CPA and resident of Winston Salem, NC, Paul was the Group Managing Partner for all Price Waterhouse offices in the Carolinas. He later became the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration and CFO for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. and was instrumental in the company’s growth and positioning for an IPO. Paul then served as the President of the Krispy Kreme Foundation where he was responsible for the company’s charitable giving and special projects prior to his retirement from the company. Paul has served on the Board of Directors of Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. since May 2003 and as an Independent Director of The Shepherd Street Funds, Inc. Paul has also served on the Board of Regents at Loras College.
Mike was also one of the founding investors of PBS. Mike, a graduate of the University of North Carolina, was a Senior Manager prior to acquiring ownership of McCracken Oil & Propane Company, a local propane distributor. Mike spearheaded the company’s rapid growth both through acquisition and organic expansion and ultimately coordinated a merger with a propane wholesaler and the creation of Inergy Propane, a Master Limited Partnership that was shortly thereafter taken public. Today, through Hendren Investment and Management, LLC, Mike manages numerous investments in retail, residential real estate development, and operating companies. Mike is a past International Board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
McQueen joined the Board of Advisors in 2008 when he acquired an interest in the company. McQueen currently serves as the President of his various business interests including Campbell Property Group, Inc., Minuteman Express Lubes, Inc. and McQueen Farms, Inc. McQueen and his family continue to operate numerous convenience stores and a fuel distribution business in Eastern North Carolina.
Our Corporate Team
Our Management Team, while relatively young and energetic, collectively possess over 100 years of experience specifically in the building supply business. This same group has had direct responsibility for the management and oversight of more than 25 individual building supply operations, including 6 different individuals who have managed a location for a national building material supplier.
Professional Builders Supply was Van’s brainchild born out of a desire to be closer to home, a burning entrepreneurial instinct and a frustration with the lack of focus on the customer and the employee at a big company. Van saw a unique opportunity in a market where the local, custom builder was quickly being overlooked by most suppliers. He put together a team of highly qualified employees and a team of investors who were not only highly regarded businessmen but also personal friends. Van grew up in Burlington, North Carolina where his father was a custom home builder. He attended East Carolina University and graduated with a B.S. in Accounting. More about Van
Steve came to the Company with over 27 years experience as CFO, Controller, Consultant and Certified Public Accountant. His background includes experience in Finance, Treasury, Information Systems, Human Resource and Administrative management, which made him a perfect fit for leading our administrative services team. More about Steve
Beth has been with us since 2010 and handles many of our Human Resources functions in addition to being Van’s Executive Assistant. Beth has 12 years of experience in the industry, including administration, human resources, sales/customer service, location management and Incentive Travel planning. Beth resides in Wake Forest.
Earlene comes to Professional Builders Supply with over 25 years accounting experience which includes industries such as information technology and professional services to textile manufacturing. Though the building supply industry is new, Earlene welcomes the challenge. She attended East Carolina University with a B.S. in Accounting. She and her husband, Allen and dog Maggie, reside in Fuquay Varina.
Kathy comes to Professional Builders Supply with over 25 years of accounting and administration experience in the manufacturing, resale, and banking industries. Record keeping, reconciling, and re-engineering are three of the strengths she brings to the team. Kathy has a B.S. in Accounting from Clemson University and an M.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany. She and her husband live in Cary.
Lora has been with us since 2009 and handles all of our accounts payable processes. Through her career, she held positions in accounting, customer support, project management, and inventory control supporting several industries including manufacturing, retail, construction and pension plan management. Lora and her husband Ron reside in Holly Springs.
Professional Builders Supply
10405 Chapel Hill Road
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 380-3400 Office
From I-40 West
Take exit 284 to Airport Blvd.
Take a left onto Airport Blvd.
Travel 1.9 miles
Take a left on Chapel Hill Rd
Travel .2 miles
PBS will be on your right.
From Hwy 55 North
Take a left onto Morrisville Carpenter Rd
Travel 3 miles
Take a left onto Chapel Hill Rd
Travel 1 mile
PBS will be on your left.