A dream, and a one-acre horse pasture.......

on the outskirts of Manson, near Lake Chelan, was all it took for Edd and Sharon LaMar to start Lake Chelan Building Supply (LCBS) in 1979.  Founded on a simple, important motto: “Where customers become friends”, the LaMar’s strive to provide excellent hometown service, and quality building materials, at a competitive price.  Staying focused on serving the building material needs of the Lake Chelan Valley and surrounding areas, LCBS tries hard not to spread out too far, and focus on doing it’s best service close to home. 

Service is key at LCBS.....

With nearly 300 years of combined building experience on the sales staff at LCBS, you’re assured of good, solid advice.  Helping you build it right the first time is LCBS’s goal.  With dozens of experienced sales staff, LCBS can help with any building project, big or small!  Real construction experience is valuable to you during your project, and that’s what you’ll receive at Lake Chelan Building Supply.  LCBS has several large delivery trucks, including a truck mounted forklift , and 3 smaller quick run trucks, at your disposal.  This rapid delivery service has become LCBS’s trademark with it’s contractors and homeowner customers.

Quality is always a focus at LCBS....

"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten."  From day one Edd LaMar took measures to insure top quality, building the first fully covered lumber storage warehouse in North Central Washington.  The climate in Lake Chelan can wreak havoc on building materials if left exposed for extended periods of time.  LCBS still today has one of the highest tech lumber storage facilities in the state, insuring you only top quality materials to build your dream home or investment property.  The LaMar’s Chelan store added a covered lumber storage building in the spring of 2006.   The framing materials of your new home or remodel project are the backbone, which the rest of your project is built upon.  Skimping on lesser quality materials may result in unseen problems down the road.  Being located in a small growing community, has taught the LaMar’s that quality first, maintains a good reputation, and keeps the customers coming back.

Competitive prices .... have always been a high priority to the LaMar’s and LCBS.  The staff at LCBS have a constant finger on the pulse of the building materials ever changing market place, and strive to remain as price conscious as possible.  LCBS has grown large enough over the years to earn volume buying power with their suppliers, insuring you the best in pricing.  Be aware however that there are vast quality differences, even in such common things as 2x4’s, and Edd and his crew will never sacrifice quality for the sake of cheap prices.  In the wise words of founder Edd LaMar “Cheap ain’t good, and good ain’t cheap!”   LCBS wants to earn, and keep your business.  After all they’re the place “Where customers become friends.” 

Since opening the Manson store in 1979, Lake Chelan Building Supply has undergone a lot of change........... 

1984 marked the year LCBS added the True Value hardware line to their store, and have been with them ever since.  In 1993 they added their Chelan branch, which is located today at 155 Chelan Falls Highway across from Trout Blue Chelan. 

 

 

On December 29th 1996.....

 the original Manson facility was brought down, literally, by a massive snowfall.  The LaMar’s, now with their son Brett on board as general manager, moved shop to their smaller Chelan facility, and set out to rebuild the Manson yard.  In October of 1997 the LaMar’s reopened the new Manson

facility,   complete with a showroom four times larger than the original, and covered lumber   storage building which holds twice as much material as it’s predecessor.  The original one-acre horse pasture has now grown to nearly 3 acres of building material storage and customer parking. 

 

In 2002 LCBS moved from their small.....

confined downtown Chelan location, to the two-acre former Valley Tractor building just outside of town on the Chelan Falls Highway.  The new Chelan facility is four times larger than the first Chelan store, and includes a full cabinet design showroom.   This Chelan facility gives LCBS the needed room to grow with the Chelan Valley.  In 2000 the Manson yard expanded it’s True Value hardware line to include plumbing,  irrigation, and electrical supplies. 

Lake Chelan Building Supply....
is proud to be a locally owned and operated business here in the Lake Chelan Valley.  Their employee’s are actively involved in the Chelan and Manson communities, and hold great pride in living and working here.  The LaMar’s and their crew know you have a choice when it comes to building materials, and where you buy them.  They hope you’ll give them a chance at earning your business.  Lake Chelan Building Supply in Manson and Chelan would love to help you with your next project, large or small.