Company Overview

April 7, 2011

…it’s about the service!!!® With a clear focus on providing local, quality building materials and an unequalled level of service, Professional Builders Supply set about building a reputation based on dependability, honesty and integrity.

1. Locally owned and operated

Your money stays in the community in which you live
  • A “hands on” management and ownership team who are intimately involved in the details of the business on a daily basis

2. A flexible and creative approach to serving your needs – “No” is not in our vocabulary.

3. …it’s about the service!!!®

  • 4 hour fill ins
  • 48 hour credit returns
  • Account Managers who:
    a. Visit your job site frequently
    b. Are equipped with full sized pick up trucks that include: Racks, tool boxes, on board computers and cameras.
  • Drivers and material handlers who understand and respect the quality of the product
Your Business Will Be Genuinely Respected and Appreciated!!!

Success Stories

We have coined terms including “hyper-sensitive customer service” and “performing the ridiculous” to describe what we do every day. “…it’s about the service!!!®” is not just a tag line, it’s a way of life.

To reinforce this concept, we routinely collect “success stories” about how our Associates have done just that. While a visit to our lobby will provide you a more comprehensive view of these stories, we have included a few interesting examples of what has become part of the culture at Professional Builders Supply:

In January, a Professional Builders Supply (PBS) truck carrying a large entry door for one of the company’s newer accounts was blocked at a subdivision entrance due to asphalt work. For many suppliers, that would have been a perfectly good reason why the delivery couldn’t be made at the time promised. But it wasn’t good enough for PBS. The two committed associates making the delivery locked up the truck and carried the door, on foot, more than a mile for an on-time jobsite drop-off.

“Van/ Dan, wanted to share a quick little story that one of our field supers tells everyone about his experience at Professional Builder’s: Field manager goes to your shop to pick up some plywood. First he is surprised that he is issued a ticket for the pick up. Apparently other vendors don’t track yard pick ups with paperwork. As if the ticket isn’t enough, he pulls into the shed (his words) to pick up the plywood. As he opens his truck door, one of the guys in the yard closes the doors and says “No, you sit, we got it.” Stunned, he says, “what, sit?” Yard guy says, “yep, you sit we’ve got it.” Field manager says, “I’m not going to just sit here and let you load my truck, I can’t do that.” Yard guys, (two of them now working to load the truck) “yep, honestly we have it, you sit.” As the field manager is telling the story, he gestures how the guys are lifting the plywood and setting it in the back of truck. Field manager continues with his audience. “Can you believe it, they wanted me to sit in my freakin’ truck and like take a nap or something while they’re loading my truck.” The story continues, “I couldn’t do it, I just couldn’t sit and let them work, so I jumped out and asked if I could help them load my own truck, but I didn’t wait for an answer I just grabbed a sheet on my own and started loading.” The story ends with the field manager asking his audience if they have ever been to PBS. If the audience says, “no”, the field manager explains in great detail the pick up process, the cleanliness of the shop, how everything is neat and orderly, how no garbage is laying around, how there are not tumble weeds blowing across the yard (not sure how that is relevant, but I have heard it several times now) and how everybody needs to go to PBS for a pick up b/c they will just not believe it. In summary, I believe that you have a true fan and advocate here in our company.”

Success Story From a customer E-Mail

Our Account Manager received a call from a customer looking for 100 pieces of special order “CDX” plywood – which is a material we do not keep in stock. The call came in after lunch and the customer needed in on the first load in the following day’s delivery. The delivery team arranged to have our truck stop by our supplier, pick up the material and have it delivered to the job site within one hour of the call. That is exactly what we mean by “Customer Commitment!”

Success story submitted by sales team


“Dependable, efficient and professional…those are more than just words in a mission statement at PBS. They understand their customers not only want-but need-a reliable supplier that meets their commitments. The PBS team is dedicated to helping their customers be successful. They are one of the best building material suppliers in the country.”
— Ruth Kellick-Grubbs, Keltic & Associates, Inc.

“After 20 years in the building supply business plus 25 years covering the industry for four national trade publications, I’ve seen literally thousands of lumberyards throughout the U.S. The best have one thing in common: people who care about getting the job done right and can think on their feet. Yes, experience is important. But engagement is critical, and you can neither dictate that nor fake it. All you can do is create an environment that attracts top-notch people, and no one does it better than Professional Builders Supply.”
– Greg Brooks, Editor, LBM Executive

The ownership team at Professional Builder Supply, led by Van Isley, has been steadfast and unwavering in their recurring support of Operation Coming Home. Within every Operation Coming Home build, we can count on framing material, windows, house wrap, interior trim and roofing material from PBS. They basically provide the material to get us dried in. Professional Builder Supply, and the team of people that make it up, are valued trade partners of Royal Oaks all through the year. It Is just a little more special relationship during our Operation Coming Home builds. I hope this helps and it is the least I can do. Anything more you need, just let me know. Thanks and Merry Christmas,
– Rich Van Tassel, President Royal Oaks Building Group

“In the fast paced world of residential construction, it is absolutely refreshing to work with the dedicated men and women of Professional Builders Supply. Every aspect of their operation is top notch! Billing inquiries are handled immediately, material deliveries are timely, accurate, neat, and wrapped in plastic to prevent damage and discourage theft; our sales rep is not only visible in our office, but visible on every one of our job sites where he has caught errors and recommends products and best practices; their inventory management system is incredible, we do not wait for any materials. Every detail, from the superior professionalism of the drivers to the accuracy of a credit invoice exemplifies the commitment that Professional Builders Supply has made to us as a partner in the home building process. I would encourage every builder to use Professional Builders Supply.”
– Ward Russell, Legacy Custom Homes

Professional Builders Supply truly caters to a builder’s needs. The quality of service that you get from them is second to none. I can highly recommend PBS for all of your building products and service needs.
– Kyle Ward, Wardson Construction

“I can, without reservation, say that Professional Builders Supply has truly been a partner with Homes by Dickerson over the last few years. Quality materials, dependable service, and leadership have created a strong bond between our two companies. In a time when partnering has become a buzz word in our industry, you guys have actually lived it”.
– Linwood Strickland, Homes By Dickerson

“Professional Builders Supply continues to validate our argument that if you listen to your customers’ needs, provide exceptional service, and price competitively you will grow your business. They have been true professionals, a pleasure to work with, and have set the standard for more than 600 vendors in the CBUSA network nationwide.”
– Brian Pavlick, Chief Operating Officer, CBUSA


ProSales-Award Fast 50 Award 2014
#5 Fast 50
Professional Builders Supply was named the 5th fastest growing privately held company in the Triangle Business Journal’s “Fast 50″ Awards. (2015)
ProSales Online
Excellence Award Winner, Merit, Marketing: Professional Builders Supply (2014)
Fast 50
Fastest growing privately held company in the Triangle Business Journal’s (2014)
#5 Fast 50
Triangle Business Journal (2013)
#19 Fast 50
Triangle Business Journal (2012)
Best Places To Work
Triangle Business Journal (2007)
Best Places To Work
Triangle Business Journal (2008)
#8 – Fastest Growing Companies in the Triangle
Triangle Business Journal (2006)
#2 – Fastest Growing Companies in the Triangle
Triangle Business Journal (2007)
#4 – Fastest Growing Companies in the Triangle
Triangle Business Journal (2008)
#23 – Fastest Growing Companies in the Triangle
Triangle Business Journal (2011)
#46 – Hot 100 Fastest Growing New Companies in the United States
Entrepreneur Magazine (2005)
#40 – Hot 100 Fastest Growing New Companies in the United States
Entrepreneur Magazine (2006)
#552 – Inc. 5000, The Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
Inc 500
Vendor of the Year
Triangle Builders Guild (2006)
Vendor of the Year
Triangle Builders Guild (2007)
Dealer of the Year Awards Focused Excellence in Marketing
Window and Door Magazine

Community Involvement

Giving Back To The Community… At Professional Builders Supply, we consider it a privilege and a responsibility to support the community that supports us. We are proud to have provided contributions, either financial or in the form of time and energy, to the following organizations:

  • Agape Kure Beach Ministries
  • Alliance Medical Ministry
  • ALS Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Angier Baptist Church
  • Banded Brothers
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Capital Church (DIVE Student Ministries)
  • Operation Coming Home-Charitable Foundation
  • Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Durham Cty Habitat for Humanity
  • Durham Rescue Mission
  • Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
  • Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
  • Huntington’s Disease Society of America
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Lifepoint Church Scholarship
  • Lungevity Foundation
  • Materials for Missions
  • Morrisville Chamber of Commerce
  • Morrisville Fire Department
  • Morrisville Police Department
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • NC Construction Career Day
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Neuse Baptist Christian School
  • New Hope Wilders Grove Exchange Club – Prevention of Child Abuse
  • North Wake County Baseball Association
  • Rebels Baseball
  • Relay for Life
  • St. Baldrick’s Foundation
  • Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation
  • The ALS Association
  • The Back Home Box Foundation
  • Tickets for Troops
  • Trentini Foundation
  • TROSA – Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers
  • Wake County FOP
  • Wake Forest Baptist Church
  • Wake Forest Presbyterian Church
  • Wake Forest Titans
  • Wakefield Central Baptist Church
  • WakeMed Foundation
  • Wheels4Hope
  • WilMed Hospice
  • Women Build for Habitat
“One of the true marks of a successful organization is to understand who and what are important. The entire organization at Professional Builders Supply knows that it’s customers and the communities they serve are truly #1. However, they do not stop there, they take it forward and actually donate their time, talent, and treasure. I know the asks are many for them and yet every time I reach out, I know they try to understand not how it will increase their brand, but how their involvement will make an impact in people’s lives.”

– Chris LaTurno
Executive Director/JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation )

I work for a family owned business where the owner stands behind their products and service every day with pride. That’s how Professional Builders Supply does business – they compete on price but they are unbeatable on service, always going the extra mile. It is that attitude that makes long-term business relationships possible and profitable. Van and his team give back to their community in many ways, too. What more could anyone ask for?
– Tom Oxholm
Vice President, Wake Stone Corporation
Chair, WakeMed Foundation
WakeMed Board of Directors
Paragon Commercial Bank Board of Directors
Former Board Member Wake County
Public School System


“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.

“Professional Builders Supply understands the importance of involvement with the HBA and how it helps the builder members. As a member of the HBA Foundation Club, Professional Builders Supply is part of an elite group of members who support the HBA in many of its projects.”
– 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.

Professional Builders Supply was founded in 2003 in Raleigh with one fundamental premise …it’s about the service!!!® With a clear focus on providing the local, custom home builder with quality building materials and an unequalled level of service, Professional Builders Supply set about building a reputation based on dependability, honesty and integrity. The company has quickly developed a high profile in the Triangle Community recently being named one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work by the Triangle Business Journal.

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 Breitbach

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 Hendren

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 Campbell

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.

Van Isley
– Chairman and CEO

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 Lochbaum
– Vice President Finance & Administration

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 Clarke
– Executive Assistant/Human Resources

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 Rhodes
– Accounting Manager

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 Mussler
– Senior Accountant

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 Overcash
– Accounting Specialist

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.

Corporate Location

Morrisville, North Carolina
Morrisville Location:
Professional Builders Supply
10405 Chapel Hill Road
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 380-3400 Office
Morrisville, NC Directions:
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.