In March 2019, Alexander Lumber achieved national Better Business Bureau accreditation. We are very proud of our A+ designation: We recognize our BBB standing represents that we are ethical in our business dealings and a reputable company with which to do business.
Industry Trade Groups
National Lumber & Building Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA)
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) represents our industry at the national level; it is the recognized voice and resource of the lumber and building material industry to federal legislators and regulatory agencies in Washington, D.C. NLBMDA provides its members the resources and education to comply with federal laws, codes, and regulations. The association also identifies challenges and growth opportunities to the industry, and works to effectively communicate them to its members, as well as legislators and federal agencies.
Former Alexander Lumber President/CEO currently serves on the NLBMDA board of directors and will assume the chairman role in the Fall of 2020.
Illinois Lumber Dealers Association (ILMDA)
Illinois Lumber Dealers Association (ILMDA) serves the best interests of owners and operators of the independently owned retail lumber dealers in Illinois. It represents some 90 retail companies and 65 associated companies that are suppliers of goods and services for our retail members in approximately 400 Illinois locations. ILMDA has been a long-time industry advocate in Springfield, Ill., where it works with state legislators and state agencies. Alexander Lumber has been a longtime member and serves on its board.
Northwest Lumber Association (NLA)
Northwest Lumber Association (NLA) connects lumber and building material retailers to people, programs, products, and resources to help them to be highly-functioning, sales-driven businesses in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. NLA works closely with the NLBMDA to keep its members informed and trained on changes to laws and regulations.
National Home Builders Association (NAHB)
The National Home Builders Association (NAHB) serves as the voice of America’s housing industry. This association works to ensure that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent, and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy a home or rent. Alexander Lumber supports and is an affiliate member of several local chapters of NAHB.
National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
An organization of high-quality remodeling professionals, NARI’s core purpose is to promote the remodeling industry. It connects homeowners with its professional members and provides information so that consumers have a positive remodeling experience with a professional, qualified remodeler. Its members are committed to integrity, high standards, professional education, ethics and market recognition. Alexander Lumber supports NARI because we believe in its mission, recognizing the importance of connecting consumers with competent builders and tradesmen.
Other Industry Organizations
Alexander Lumber is an LMC dealer. LMC is a cooperative buying group in the lumber and building materials industry that represents more than one billion dollars in purchasing power. Only the best in our industry are invited to be part of LMC, and this exclusivity gains its members access to exclusive product lines and services, while being afforded national account status and pricing. Through LMC, Alexander Lumber can source out nearly any product needed in the building industry.
Alexander Lumber has belonged to ORGILL for the last 10 years. Through ORGILL, Alexander Lumber has the ability to source the best professional tools and hardware, as well as specialty items you may need to complete your building project, such as garage storage systems, interior lighting, plumbing fixtures such as toilets, bathtubs, and sinks; and even outdoor living features like grills and outdoor furniture. Alexander Lumber has complete access to the expansive selection of tools, hardware, and specialty products ORGILL carries, and we can provide them quickly to our customers.