Hardwoods Specialty Products is the recognized premier distributor of decorative architectural building products in North America. Our products include a wide variety of decorative surfaces including architectural grade plywood and veneers, hardwood lumber (both domestic and import), laminates, acrylics and composites all for use in commercial and residential applications. For more than 9 decades, our success has been centered on creating value throughout the supply chain by working collaboratively with vendors, architects, designers, fabricators, and consumers.
With 24 distribution centers strategically located across the United States and Canada, Hardwoods is uniquely positioned to provide our customers with immediate access to a large, diverse inventory and our vendors a broad channel to market. Our successful North American and global sourcing programs allow us to offer the best value and most efficient product solution for our customers.
Hardwoods has a long-standing objective and reputation to hire, train and retain the most talented employees in our industry. Our dedicated and passionate team strive to provide unparalleled value to our customers and be the best partner for our vendors.
Core to our philosophy is the protection of the environment, which we embody by distributing only wood products made from legally harvested forests. In support of these commitments we have developed internal policies and programs that allow us to meet or exceed relevant legislation and regulations regarding environmental compliance, safety and sustainability. We believe these policies and programs contribute to a safe, efficient business which minimizes its environmental footprint and provides reliable quality products.
Every one of our distribution centers has been certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) for Chain of Custody . FSC guarantees the integrity of the supply chain for certified products and insures that products have been harvested from forests that meet stringent environmental, social and economic standards or are from verified recycled sources.
Hardwoods is also a proud member of the Composite Panel Association (CPA) This association is an approved provider of Continuing Education Courses for the American Institute of Architects. CPA has developed courses for architects and designers to learn about the benefits of sourcing environmentally responsible wood- based composite panels and decorative surfaces.
Product and Supplies
We strive to continually add new environmentally responsible materials to our product offerings. We know that the strength of our green product line is only as environmental as our supply chain. Therefore we look for vendors whose products have been certified through a third party. Many of our vendors are certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), the Composite Panel Association’s Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP), the Program for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC) , and ISO 14001 1 for environmental management, as well as by the California Air Resource Board (CARB) for composite wood product emissions.
Global and local communities vastly benefit from well managed forests, and we understand that the decisions we make in how we conduct our business and where we source products, also implies a social and economic responsibility to the people and communities that live in those regions. For this reason, we ask that our foreign manufacturers supply us a statement of compliance with all government regulations regarding fair wages and labor unions’ rights to collective bargaining, as well as contribute to the laborer’s social insurance benefit programs as enforced by their local governments.
- Ethics: Integrity, always do the right thing, “golden rule”
- People: Provide a lifetime career of challenge and opportunity
- Company: Fundamental belief that company success drives individual success
- Passion for Success: Constantly raise the bar, sense of urgency, embrace change
- Simplicity: Keep distractions out. Focus on a few critical priorities. Decide what not to do.
The people at Hardwoods get things done. We are committed to the safety of our employees – our utmost priority – and we encourage innovative thinking to help us identify new and better ways to do things in all areas of our business.
We focus on the needs of our customers in everything we do, with knowledge of our products that is unparalleled in the industry.
Never standing still, we understand that our customers’ needs change and we look to continue to grow with our customers and meet their needs for new and innovative products.
We ensure our people remain market leaders in their knowledge and in the distribution of our products.
Hardwoods is a great company to invest your career with. As a Hardwoods employee, you have the opportunity to develop your career within our company. Our promote-from-within culture gives those who are passionate, the opportunity for on-the-job training and career advancement, and means many talented people spend their entire careers with us.
We offer regionally competitive benefit packages and employee support services and take pride in working hard to support and care for our people. We understand that by investing in our people we are investing in our company’s success.
We understand that the strength of our business is directly related to the power and commitment of our people. We believe in providing our employees with the support, the compensation and the tools necessary to succeed, both personally and professionally.