East Side Lumberyard Supply Co., Inc.,
A fourth generation family-owned operation, East Side Lumberyard Supply Co., Inc. has been supplying quality building materials to retail lumberyards and home centers for over 80 years. With two locations and over 400 clients in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee East Side Lumberyard Supply has set the industry standard for service and selection by being the best choice for product knowledge and quality building materials with unparalleled professionalism and accuracy.
The story of East Side Lumberyard takes us back to the latter years of the Great Depression in St. Louis, MO, and follows the dreams of a young accountant named Ralph G. Reis. Mr. Reis was working for Reis-Moran lumber company, his father’s business, when a unique and life-changing opportunity presented itself. At the time, livestock haulers would deliver livestock to East St. Louis and cross the river to pick up building materials and bring them back to Illinois for sale. Then the Illinois State Commerce Commission changed the current law and prohibited the livestock haulers from crossing the river to bring materials back to Illinois. At this point Mule-Hide roofing company approached Reis-Moran Lumber about opening a branch on the Illinois side to distribute their products. The proposition wasn’t particularly appealing to Ralph’s father, but he himself saw a real potential for growth and prosperity. With his father’s blessing, and some of his money, Ralph G. Reis sought out four other investors to support his new business venture. Once the financing was in place Mr. Reis proceeded with the business. In 1939, nestled in an old sauerkraut factory in East St. Louis, Illinois, just across the river from the family business Ralph grew up in, East Side Lumberyard Supply Co. was born. Within a few years Mr. Reis was able to buy out his partners and take full control over the business. Ralph G. Reis took his strong work ethic, his faith-based principals, and commitment to excellence and made them the foundation of his business.
Today, East Side Lumberyard Supply Co, Inc. is one of the most respected and relied upon building materials suppliers in the Midwest. Customers choose East Side for its wide variety of products at the most competitive prices and exceptional customer service. Employees choose East Side because of its loyalty and family-like environment. In fact East Side boasts employees that have been with the company for more than 47 years!
With over 80 years of experience passed down through four generations, East Side Lumberyard Supply Co, Inc. is your one stop building materials source for unmatched quality, service, and selection.