Our History

The Beginning

Home Building Materials, Inc. was founded in 1954 by the Covington family of Sulphur, LA.  Twenty-two years later in 1976, Jack Coates purchased the business and ran it successfully into the 21st century.   

Our Focus

From the days our doors first opened until now, our focus has remained on building long-term relationships with  customers by doing everything in our power to serve them well.  By remaining a smaller, regional operation, we are able to keep our relationships strong and our operations flexible.

The Continued Legacy

Jack's son, Jeff Coates, became a member of the family business in 1980.  For the next 30 years the father-and-son team successfully expanded our inventory and customer base until Jack's retirement in 2009.  Today, multi-generational family leadership continues with Jeff at the helm and his two sons, Dillon and Garret, also leading the day-to-day operations and strategy.

Our Team

The Most Experienced, Bar None

The Home Building Materials sales staff has an average of 30 years of experience in the lumber and building materials industry.  You read that right folks...average.