Welcome

Serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire since 1903, the Building Center is more than your local hardware store or lumberyard. We’re a 4th generation family business, and we pride ourselves on providing quality products with outstanding service!

We are a part of the largest buying cooperative in the industry which allows us to offer competitive pricing and source a wide range of materials. To learn more about Billion Dollar Buying Power click here.

The Building Center was born out of a spirit of hard work as our founder originally moved to Massachusetts as an indentured servant and through incredible determination became the owner of one of Cape Ann’s most successful businesses! The American Dream personified. To learn more about our unique history click here.

While our history is an integral part of who we are, we realize that all businesses must continue to innovate in order to succeed in the 21st century. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business!

Gloucester, MA & Essex, MA