Local Business Spotlight: Lakeside Building Materials
Lakeside Building Materials started as Chipper Brown’s vision. Paige and Allen Brown have built that vision in to a successful, thriving business.
The elder Brown opened shop in 2002 and moved his business from small beginnings to the current one-stop shop for home improvement and construction.
“It all started pretty small,” said Allen Brown “We had a couple of small roll formers and assorted building materials. We just kind of grew from there. We wanted to grow to what Eufaula and the surrounding community needed."
A quick stroll around the isles of Lakeside Building Materials reveals a plethora of home fix-it tools for the weekend warrior or the professional contractor. Whether you need a certain screw to hang a picture or enough paint, shingles and lumber to build a house, Lakeside has you covered.
"We make sure we have what the building codes require," Brown said. "We always try to keep up with that. We communicate with the city and the home builders association to see where the trends are going and what the different building requirements are."
Though the family-owned business has grown larger over the year, customers can still expect the same friendly advice the Browns have used since the opening day. In a world of big box stores and hardware chains, Lakeside Building Materials is proud to be locally owned, right here in Eufaula.
There is no need to head out of town, Lakeside can take care of you and any job you have.
We are small, and our employees are like family," said Brown. "We strive for quality customer service and to treat people right. If we don't have what is needed - whether it's for the home owner or the contractor - we will send them somewhere else to get the right stuff, as opposed to giving them something they really don't need. It is something we take a lot of pride in. People come in on a daily basis and we know them by name. We try to get down to a personal level so we can help them with any problem they have. We pride ourselves on being a mom-and-pop business.
Give Lakeside Building Materials a call today at 334.688.0550.