A leading wholesale lumber distributor based in Baltimore, MD
The J. Gibson McIlvain Company is a leading distributor in the lumber industry. Gib McIlvain, the company’s President since 1979, serves as the sixth generation to be active in the family business. His daughter, Caroline, has recently joined the company as well. Through 7 generations of family participation, the J. Gibson McIlvain Company has continuously strived to earn and then maintain the international recognition associated with our products.
We Travel the World in Search of Quality Lumber
In order to offer superior customer service and a vast inventory of domestic hardwoods, exotic lumber, and custom mouldings and millwork, our skilled sales representatives travel all over the world in search of premium wood. Whether they are in the Democratic Republic of Congo examining selections of Sapele or in the North Western United States inspecting Western Red Cedar forests, our sales representatives are careful to choose only the finest selections. Their experience in the lumber industry, as well as their desire to exceed customer expectation drives them to do careful inspections.
Each Piece of Wood Undergoes Multiple Inspections
Once the lumber arrives at our Maryland facility, it will once again undergo a critical examination. Only boards that pass our trained employees' inspections will make it to the air drying yard or kiln. After the drying process, our employees once again perform hand inspections to detect any kiln defects, and, should they spot any, the board is removed from the rest of the lumber.
Once a customer places an order, the lumber will undergo yet another examination before being shipped out. Our goal in conducting such meticulous inspections is to provide our valued customers with the best possible product available. The J. Gibson McIlvain Company can then deliver your order to any location nationwide using either its own fleet of trucks or an approved third party carrier.
200 Years of Experience & Trust
With over 200 years of experience, we have found that our customers trust us to provide them with the quality materials needed to complete any type of lumber project. We keep a very expansive inventory on hand, and, by expansive, we mean literally millions of board feet of exotic lumber and domestic hardwoods. This ensures that we are capable of fulfilling even the most unique order in a timely manner.
The J. Gibson McIlvain Company has worked very hard to earn its status as an industry leader. Our proven methods of customer service and systems of numerous critical inspections have exceeded customer expectations for over two centuries.