The J. Gibson McIlvain Company has been providing high quality wood products since 1798 and is a trusted and well known name in the wholesale lumber business.
Our global reach makes us a powerful distributor of both domestic and imported, exotic hardwood lumber such as Teak, Genuine Mahogany, and Ipe.
We supply hardwood plywood in many popular species as well as Marine Grade plywood in Bruynzeel Okoume and Douglas Fir. J. Gibson McIlvain also offers hardwood moulding services with our extensive millwork catalog and custom profiles available upon request.
Our millwork department is prepared to create your custom mouldings, run your flooring, create panel layups, or run entire millwork packages for your project; we’ll then ship it nationwide right to your job site.
Our knowledgeable and experienced staff can help you determine the right product for your project and even suggest alternatives when budgets are tight and supply is low. With over 7 million board feet in stock and our own trucking fleet, we can deliver top quality materials just in time wherever your project is located. We are the wholesale lumber experts.
This is a question that probably is asked several thousand times a second in the lumber business. No matter whether the customer is buying hardwood, softwood, plywood, or even a milled wood product, it all comes down to, “How much will it cost?” I think the lumber industry has developed a bad reputation for keeping […]
You just bought some decking or flooring (or really any lumber) and one of the first things you hear is that it needs time to acclimate to its new surroundings before you do anything with it. The maddening thing is you will rarely get the same answer twice when it comes to how long that […]
It seems that every year another boardwalk is being replaced. Whether the catalyst is a hurricane or just age, these monstrous projects keep coming up. When “boardwalk season” comes around, new construction bids and RFQs are on everyone’s minds. Unfortunately, pressure is being brought to bear on city planners from environmental lobby groups to use […]
With the trade embargo lifted on Myanmar, Teak lumber buying is set to get very confusing very quickly with many new suppliers entering the market. It is still unclear whether this will lower the barrier to entry for those looking to get into the Teak game, but it is a safe bet that with the […]
Any call or email we get for marine grade plywood results in a series of questions about why it is needed and how it will be put to use. The term “marine grade” is used a bit too liberally by manufacturers to be trusted at face value. In other words there are many shades of […]
As if it were some kind of perpetual motion machine, wood will never stop moving. No matter how old it is, what has been done to seal it, fasten it, or restrain it, the wood will move. Accept it, and move on. Understanding how and why your wood moves is necessary if you are going […]