Business Profile: Riverhead Building Supply

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Foreman Rob Merker (left), manager Jonathon Golden (center) and division manager Bryan Kappenberg.

Owner(s): Edgar Goodale, Russell Goodale, Tracy Kappenberg, Laura VanHouten, Kevin Goodale, Greg Goodale, Eric Goodale
Year established: 1948
Location: Corporate office: 100 Precision Drive, Shirley
Phone: 800-378-3650
Number of employees: 400 full- and part-time employees in New York; 70 full- and part-time employees in Rhode Island

Riverhead Building Supply Corp. (RBS) is a family-owned-and-operated independent lumber and building materials dealer that has been serving the needs of the residential construction industry on Long Island since 1948. For over sixty years, RBS has been the supplier of choice for quality-conscious builders, contractors, architects and homeowners in the Long Island and New York metropolitan area. Great service, knowledgeable full-time personnel, contractor sales representatives and a large inventory of top-quality products support the RBS motto, “Build Smarter, Build Better.”

Over the years, RBS has grown to encompass nine lumber yards, located all over the East End as well as further west in Hauppauge, Northport and Mineola. RBS sells all types of lumber and building materials, windows, doors, custom moldings, wide plank flooring power tools, hardware and much more. In the spring of 2009 the company acquired Heritage Wide Plank Flooring of Riverhead and now mills custom molding and flooring in the RBS Calverton Millwork and Manufacturing facility. In the fall of 2009 RBS expanded to Rhode Island, where it operates two lumber yards under the name of JT’s/Riverhead Building Supply.

RBS provides prompt, on-time deliveries and convenient pickups with a large fleet of delivery vehicles, boom trucks, truck-mounted forklifts and tractor-trailers, and experienced operators will deliver materials to the exact job site location.

In addition to its lumber businesses, RBS also includes eight Perimeters Designer Showrooms, six in New York and two in Rhode Island. These stores feature fine cabinetry for the home, custom moldings, millwork and more.

Open Monday-Saturday: see website for specific store hours