Frederick's Top 50: Builders FirstSource

Builders FirstSource includes a lumber location in Point of Rocks and two additional facility in Frederick that combined employ 300 people. They provide lumber, doors, millwork and other building supplies to area builders to help them deliver the American dream of home ownership to their customers.

What do you foresee for your business and/or the economy in 2018?

We’ve continued to grow our market share in the county and surrounding counties from these locations. Our goal is always to grow year over year in both revenue as well as employees. 

What would surprise people about your business?

People would be surprised by the variety and scope of our employment offerings, not just in what we offer to employees as far as benefits, but the actual jobs and roles available at our locations. We aren’t one dimensional, we hire and employ drivers, salespeople, designers, and so many other positions people might not expect.

Why did you choose Frederick County as a business location?

These locations were originally a part of a company called Builders Supply & Lumber that was based here, where all the founders lived. We became part of Builders FirstSource in 1998. Our history in the area and the amount of business available in Frederick County is key to our success. 

What's keeping your business in Frederick County?

We have seen success here and are happy to continue in such a great environment. It’s geographically ideal for our customer base and it provides a great pool of applicants for open jobs as we continue to grow in the area. 

What awards or accolades do you want to brag about?

As part of Builders FirstSource, our locations in Frederick County are backed by a publicly traded, $6.1 billion company. In 2017, Builders FirstSource made the Fortune 500 for the first time, and was awarded a Forbes “2017 Best Large Employer” Award. 

About Frederick’s Top 50

Frederick’s Top 50 for 2018 marks an inaugural list of businesses who have the largest potential to contribute to Frederick County’s vibrant economy. The metrics-driven list was created by OED with assistance from Hood College, using research from InfoUSA, tax records, CoStar and internal data collection. Data was analyzed using a weighted scoring system in the following areas: Number of Employees in Frederick County, Annual Property Taxes Paid, Square Footage Occupied in Frederick County, Location Sales Volume and Year Established.