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Hamilton Building Supply celebrates 100-year anniversary

Century-mark milestones are worth celebrating, especially when it’s for a small business that has served professional contractors and homeowners throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, since 1924. For 100 years and over the course of three family-owned generations, Hamilton Building Supply has been an independent supplier of lumber, building materials and expert residential construction advice to custom home builders, remodelers, and renovators. 

Hamilton Building Supply has operated out of the same 9-1/2 acre location at the corner of Klockner Road and East State Street in Hamilton, New Jersey since 1924. What originally started as a small lumber and coal supply yard, situated along the northeast corridor rail line, has evolved through the years with changing products and customer needs. “Successful businesses in any industry know how to adapt with ever changing market demands and continue to serve the needs of their customer.”, said John Perna, president, CEO and 3rd generation co-owner of the company. “Earlier in my career at Hamilton Building Supply, there were 14 LBM dealers in our county alone, and now we’re only one of two dealers that remain.”, added Keith Coleman, chairman and 2nd generation co-owner. 

To celebrate its 100 year anniversary, the company hosted its biggest customer and vendor appreciation event yet, with over 550 people in attendance. Vendors showcased their latest products in the company’s newly renovated 15,000 SF production space, while customers enjoyed signature drinks, different food trucks and a live band. “We wanted to throw a party that our customers, vendor partners, friends and family would all enjoy. We’re a tight knit company, with long standing relationships, so it was important for us to host an event that celebrated where we came from and where we’re going,” claimed Perna. 

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Hamilton Building Supply has taken pride in delivering building materials to local small business contractors, architects, and homeowners, whether they’re building a custom dream home or just making some minor repairs to an existing home. What the family-oriented company values most though is the dedicated employees who have spent their careers supporting the company and its customers. “Through all the product and supply changes, what remains constant is our commitment to providing rewarding and fulfilling careers for all of our employees and together we bring value and positive experiences to our customers.”, said Perna. Coleman added “100 years of success is a testament to how our company has been able to adapt, evolve and innovate over the years, while passing along good stewardship and fundamentals from generation to generation”. 

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