The Building Center, Inc.

  • Doors
  • Building Materials
  • Trim & Millwork
  • Engineered Wood Products
205 Wattling Rd
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 939-9290 Ext. 0
(803) 939-9590 (fax)

About Us

The Building Center Inc., founded in the Charlotte metro market in 1977, has grown into one of the largest non-publicly traded lumber and building products dealers in the US, ranked # 47 over all in read more
  • About

    The Building Center Inc., founded in the Charlotte metro market in 1977, has grown into one of the largest non-publicly traded lumber and building products dealers in the US, ranked # 47 over all in ProSales 2017 industry rankings.

    “We’ve built our business on providing excellent and consistent service to our builder customers,” said CEO and founder, Ed Norris. Accordingly, The Building Center maintains a fleet of over 100 trucks to service the Carolinas, with lumberyards in Columbia SC, Rock Hill SC, Pineville NC, Gastonia NC, and Greensboro NC.

    The Building Center leverages its sizable regional presence to purchase and sell branded and commodity products at competitive market prices. Inventories are maintained and managed to meet the needs of individual markets, regional building practices, and metro architectural trends.

    “Our mission is to be our customer’s most valued building partner,” said Skip Norris, president. “That means we have products he or she needs on hand, trucks to deliver, and manufacturing support throughout every inch of the Carolinas.”

    This level of ready product availability and service includes truss plants in north and central North Carolina, and millwork/door shops in both the Triad and Charlotte metro locations. Additionally, custom millwork and prefab components are built in Pineville, which also sources and fabricates exotic wood products like reclaimed lumber flooring, siding, cabinetry and mantles.

    “At the end of the day, construction is a people business,” said Skip Norris. “We’re here to provide assistance and solutions to the hard-worki