Family Owned And Operatedsince 1972
It's All About Our Customers
At Preach Building Supply, our philosophy has always been a simple one. Our goal is to offer high quality building supplies and materials at a fair price while providing outstanding care to every customer we serve. This includes contractors, architects, designers and homeowner do-it-yourselfers.
Our Vendor Selection Process
While our philosophy may be simple in its nature, it isn’t necessarily an easy one in its execution.
First of all, there are countless vendors competing for our business. Their products and reputation must meet our high standards so we feel confident that you, our customer, will receive true value and quality with their products.
These, and many other requirements, must be met in order for us to add a product to our Line Card. As a result, we take the selection process very seriously.
We can’t control the products manufactured by someone else, therefore we do our very best to offer only the finest products to you.
Your Preach Experience
When you visit one of our Preach Building Supply locations, our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you with product selection and how much material you’ll need for your project. For stocked items, we’ll load your order in your vehicle promptly so you can get to your project right away.
Or if you prefer, we can arrange to have your order delivered. Our delivery service is Valley wide and extends beyond the Greater Metropolitan area.
We take great pride in the vendors and products we represent. Also we’re consistently monitoring quality assurance to maintain that a high level of trust.
In addition, we want your Preach Experience to be exceptional – every single time.
The Preach Advantage
Tackling home improvement projects can be a daunting experience, especially if you’re a novice. Even an experienced do-it-yourselfer might need help figuring out what supplies and materials are needed and how much to buy for a particular project.
That’s why we’re here. Our staff (many are former contractors) offer valuable knowledge and experience when it comes to building supplies and calculating how much you’ll need. That comes in mighty handy when you need help.
Most of all, here are some other reasons you should come to Preach Building Supply for all your building supply needs:
We are passionate about building supplies! And the only thing we are more passionate about than building supplies is helping you with your own home improvement projects.
We know products and we know vendors. If you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind paver or for the biggest, baddest BBQ grill ever, we can help you find just what you’re looking for.
If we added up all the years of experience between our current family owners and staff, we would have well over 300 years of combined experience. Not too shabby!
One of Preach’s founding fathers, Phil, instilled a great work ethic in all of us. We know one speed and that’s to get things done!
You can buy all of the supplies, materials and tools you need in one stop. And we’ll load your vehicle right away or have it delivered if you prefer. We know your time is valuable.
We love helping you with your home improvement projects. It’s a thrill for us to share our knowledge and experience so you are satisfied with the results. Your success is our success!
“Everyone we have dealt with, from the employee taking the order for the rock to the salesperson giving us on advice on the sealant, we were beyond satisfied with our experience with this company and will DEFINITELY be using Preach for all our future construction projects.”Alissa S
Frequently Asked Questions
Five Generations of Arizona Entrepreneurs
For over five generations, the Preach family has owned and operated successful businesses in Arizona. Frederick Preach (pictured) was the inspiration behind the Preach business name. After owning and operating United Parcel Post and a brewery, he opened Preach Hardware in Phoenix in the late 1940’s.
Frederick’s son, Edward, also owned several Phoenix businesses including a delivery service, pool halls and United Parcel Post. In 1948, Edward and his wife Margaret started a new company, EJ Preach Masonry.
Initially, EJ Preach Masonry was a custom home building business, and later they built brick manholes for various cities in Arizona. When Edward passed away, his wife Margaret, along with two of her sons, Phil and Craig, continued to run the business.
Frederick Preach, the inspiration behind Preach Building Supply
Preach Building Supply Was Established
In 1972, Phil, his mother and brother Craig, realized there was a growing need for building material suppliers in the north Phoenix area. As a result, they opened Preach Building Supply to cater to contractors and do-it-yourselfers, which is the same customer base they serve today.
Over the years, Preach Building Supply has employed 49 family members spanning four generations, as well as many non-family employees. Although, when you work at Preach, everyone is family!
The Preach Future
Preach Building Supply has grown from a small store on 1st Street and Dunlap to their current location on Hatcher Road in Phoenix. The opening of their Landscape store on 16th Avenue and the opening of their largest store in Buckeye, Arizona, as well as the development of other businesses, have kept the family very busy.
With their unparalleled dedication to selling only the highest quality products at a fair price while providing outstanding customer service, Preach Building Supply has continued to thrive. Looking forward, the family plans to honor their commitment to excellence in all aspects of the industry.
Preach was built, and continues to stand, on the principles of a strong family foundation consisting of integrity, dedication, quality and a tireless work ethic. Collectively, these principles have created a strong legacy in Arizona.