TBM Hardwoods has been a family-owned and operated hardwood distributor since 1955. While faces, ownership and processes have changed over the years, our commitment to premium quality and customer care have not.
T. Baird McIlvain Sr. founded the original company with a single truck and a rented lumber shed in Philadelphia. The establishment of his new company was a fateful moment in which five generations of experience had come full circle. In 1798, T. Baird's great-great-grandfather had opened a lumber company--also in Philadelphia. With single-minded determination and a focus on matching customer needs with quality lumber, T. Baird set out on his own and rapidly developed a wholesale hardwood distribution business to meet the increasing demands of an expanding, post-war economy.
In 1960, T. Baird bought five acres of flat, ideally-situated land in King of Prussia, PA near the Pennsylvania Turnpike. With access to railroad and highway, he built a 2.25 million board foot capacity shed and planing mill. Connected with some of the best sawmills in the country, T. Baird developed an assorted inventory of premium kiln-dried hardwoods for the quality-minded customer.
T. Baird's son Tom joined the operation in 1965. With summers working in the yard, a business degree and guidance from his father, Tom expanded sales developing accounts along the eastern seaboard from Virginia to New Hampshire. The company's reputation for dedicated customer service and quality spread as we served the needs of high profile accounts and nationally recognized brands.
The company expanded in the 1980's specializing in imported hardwoods. We began to directly import exotics, specifically Genuine Mahogany and Spanish Cedar from South and Central America and Africa. Headquarters moved from King of Prussia to Hanover, PA and we consolidated and centralized kiln-drying, operations and inventory. In the 1990's, Tom's children Kim, Baird and Russell joined the company. TBM invested in custom mouldings, ripsawing and priming operations to become a full-service millwork and hardwood supplier.
Today, with over 7 million board feet in our Hanover yard, a fleet of delivery vehicles, and an experienced and dedicated workforce, TBM Hardwoods is positioned to serve the growing needs of a variety of successful national and international manufacturers.
TBM Hardwoods is proud to offer FSC certified domestic and imported hardwoods.
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TBM Hardwoods, Inc.100 Filbert StreetHanover, PA 17331800-233-5137717-630-0025717-630-9706 Fax
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