Founded as Holmes Brick and Salvage Company by Phillip and Mike Holmes in 1957, Holmes Building Materials is built upon four generations of family tradition and outstanding customer service.
After the original salvage store burned to the ground in 1967, the facility was demolished and remodeled into a brand new home center, which laid the groundwork for the company you see today. Under the current leadership of father-son duo, John and Matthew Holmes, Holmes Building Materials has expanded its reach and services to include two full-line hardware stores, three showrooms, a specialized contractor division, a fleet numbering 100 strong, a Do it Best seal of approval and a staff who is trained, committed and ready to help with all of your building needs.
Holmes Brick and Salvage is formed by Phillip and Mike Holmes
Holmes purchases Ed Price Materials
Holmes moves the door shop to a 52,000 SF facility on Darryl Drive
Matthew Holmes joins the company after graduating LSU
Holmes buys Smith Building Materials in Denham Springs
Holmes begins the door shop and prehangs interior and exterior doors
Mike Holmes retires and John takes leadership
Holmes Building Materials joins the Do it Best family
Holmes turned focus to pro, commercial and industrial business
John Holmes joins the company after graduating from LSU and Phillip retires
The store is remodeled into a home center
The last building is demolished
The old salvage yard burns to the ground
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