Spenard Builders Supply continues to play a role in building Alaska for over 65 years and is dedicated to being your strategic partner on any construction project. Our sales people understand the ins and outs of building and can help you increase efficiencies, ensure the success of your project, and source the highest quality products, components and solutions.
Through our superior buying power and low cost manufacturing, we can help you reduce operating costs and increase profits. We also provide information on the products we carry including energy efficiency, warranty details, and care and handling instructions, ensuring you get the most out of your purchases. Speak to us today for solutions designed to lower your overall cost of doing business and increase your bottom line.
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Spenard Builders Supply has been inspiring Alaskans for over 65 years. You have a vision for your project, and we want to help bring it to life. It’s common to find an employee at SBS with over 25 years of experience and we pride ourselves in being a one-stop shop for building and home improvement. From appliances and cabinets, to plumbing, windows, decking, or beyond, we offer the brands you know and trust. We also offer many services such as door and window manufacturing, cabinet and deck design, a professional paint center and more! Your project partners at SBS are here to assist you with all your project needs.
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As Alaskans, we understand the challenges of building in Alaska. We are here to help you work through those challenges and supply you with all the products you need while giving you the customer service you deserve. To better serve our rural customers you can now find our rural catalog available to shop online! We carry much more in our stores, please call us if you can’t find what you need.
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Back in 1952, Anchorage was a very different place than it is today. The population had just passed 30,000 and the intersection of Tudor Road (or 44th Avenue as it was called then) and Minnesota Road was a dirt crossroads in the semi-wilderness of Spenard. The Alaska Railroad tracks ran nearby, however, the lifeline for most of the freight coming into Southcentral Alaska at that time.
George A Lagerquist and A.J. Johnson selected this site for the first Spenard Builders Supply, which opened with three employees and sold primarily lumber and plywood. In the 50’s and early 60’s Anchorage was experiencing one of its “boom” periods in both the public and private sectors. In particular, the military was expanding its presence in Southcentral, which had begun in earnest during the Second World War, and the population was growing rapidly. In fact, the population would more than triple, to over 90,000 people by 1962!
In 1964, the Good Friday Earthquake, one of the largest recorded quakes in history, did extensive damage to SBS facilities and much of the rest of Southcentral Alaska. The store opened for business the next day, and helped Alaskans rebuild their homes and lives. Only three years later, disaster struck again as fire destroyed the entire SBS facility, including warehouses, offices and inventory. Once again SBS managed to open for business the next day in two small salvaged cabins.
In 1978, Lanoga Corporation purchased SBS and several other building supply stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks. SBS prospered in the ensuing years with statewide growth and the development of manufacturing services. In 2015, Spenard Builders Supply was acquired by Builders FirstSource, creating a more diversified company with enhanced scale and improved geographic footprint. The collective strength creates unmatched national market coverage with local focus, benefiting both multi-regional production builders and small contractors.
Spenard Builders Supply continues to play a role in building Alaska, from remote cabins to big-city high rises, schools to apartment buildings and everything in between. We can design your kitchen, deck or truss roof, build custom windows or countertops, and deliver to your job site, no matter where, and all with the best brand name products in the business. Our strength is our relationships with our customers, and our willingness to “go the extra mile” to get your job done.