American Wholesale is a network of independent building materials distributors serving the United States and Canada with unparalleled contractor relationships and local market knowledge.

About Us


Founded in 1986
Shareholder owned
24 shareholders
580+ distribution locations
$6.2B+ in annual sales
Over 9600 employees
1500+ cumulative yrs in business
Four shareholder companies are 100+ years old

Product Strategy
Primarily exterior building materials
High-end product emphasis
Extension of supplier brand and marketing strategy
Residential and commercial market focus

Strong Customer Interaction
200,000+ active customers
3000+ inside sales people
1200+ outside sales people
25,000+ in-person customer contacts per day

Shareholder Philosophy
Strong commitment to AWL
Benchmarking and sharing of best practices
Ongoing investment in training and development
National market perspective/Local market focus
Provide a support network
Hands-on owner management
Long-term business view

The driving objective of each American Wholesale shareholder is to be the best building materials distributor in their trading areas.



Keys to Our Success
We strive for Win/Win business relationships with our supplier partners and with our customers.
We are a business resource for market leading specialty distribution.
We provide a peer group to accelerate continuous improvement.

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