When you move to help others first before you help yourself, you can change the world.
This is the idea that inspired two friends Jeff Booth and Robert Banks to create BuildDirect in 1999, an online platform for anyone to buy high-quality building materials in volume quantities for less money than retail. They’ve grown the company from the kitchen table to an internationally recognized channel for flooring, tile, and other products delivered more efficiently, and with fewer costs to the end customer.
Jeff and Rob know that making it easy for consumers to get the best results in a renovation or construction project at the best possible pricing using cutting edge technology is a sure-fire base for an innovative 21st century company. This is the road to transforming an industry in an authentic way.
Transformation and authenticity is what BuildDirect is about.
BuildDirect is a better way to buy building materials
Jeff and Rob saw that the traditional process of bringing materials to market was complex – too complex for the average buyer. And the costs associated with it creates needless expense for families renovating properties and building homes.
They built the company to solve these problems.
They fostered lasting relationships with suppliers. They simplified the supply chain through Internet technology, cutting the costs as they went along. They oversaw a proprietary logistics platform to deliver building materials internationally while providing visibility at every step of the way.
As a result, BuildDirect customers have paid less for high-quality flooring, tile, decking, kitchen & bath surfaces, and more without wondering when the products were going to arrive or paying the additional fees associated with the traditional supply chain.
BuildDirect is getting better every day
Now operating in 60 countries and on most continents, BuildDirect has gained a reputation for technological innovation, growth during a housing crisis, and for a company culture that is consistently appreciated by employees and partners as being positive and forward-thinking, with an attitude that encourages everyone to get better everyday.
BuildDirect continues to grow. The story continues to evolve into the 21st Century with more and more happy customers from all walks of life joining them along the way.
For more information about BuildDirect, you’re invited to meet the Executive Team.
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