ProBuild began in 1997 when Devonshire Investors acquired the Strober Organization, a leading supplier of building materials to professional builders and contractors in the Northeast. Over the next nine years, Strober acquired strong regional brands, extending its reach to the mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets. While each Strober brand operated independently, the backing of Devonshire Investors enabled them to offer more fully integrated solutions to local and regional builder customers.
By 2006, Strober was one of the largest professional building materials dealers in the United States. Devonshire Investors formed ProBuild to continue this expansion and provide unprecedented national coverage for the country’s largest builders. The subsequent acquisitions of Lanoga, Hope Lumber and Supply and others made ProBuild the largest professional dealer in the United States with more than 435 locations nationwide.
Today, we plan to grow through internal expansion and by acquiring more successful regional organizations to add depth to our product lines and logistical expertise to your supply chain.