Frequently Asked Questions

01. What does LBM cost?

LBM offers material take off services to anyone looking to quantify the materials from their blueprints/ building plans.  That pricing can be found here.

As for material pricing, once that service is offered, no additional cost will be incurred to the builder/buyer for that service.  LBM negotiates with local material suppliers and is compensated on the back end of the deal.  Pricing available to builders through LBM is typically better than what they would otherwise receive directly.

02. Why should I pay for a take off?

Large builders have large staffs that allow them to pick apart material quotes to ensure they are getting the best deal on materials, benefiting their bottom lines.  LBM gives you access to these tools without the additional overhead, adding efficiency to your construction processes and profit to your projects.

Soliciting material quotes from a variety of material suppliers is time consuming and often leads to confusion between quotes.  LBM removes quantity and product discrepancies from competing quotes and provides an apples to apples comparison to choose from which material dealer to purchase from based on merit.  

Technology yields convenience and efficiency.  LBM offers builders a solution to buy materials online and on their timeline.  Why spend time visiting multiple dealer locations and answering phone calls from sales people when you can log into LBM and submit plans and purchase materials from your computer or through your smart phone app?

Comparing material quotes should be as simple as reading a spreadsheet.  Gone are the days of flipping through pages and pages of a quote written in confusing language.  LBM provides side by side pricing for you to see how competitors stack up.  Buying materials should be more like reading a scorecard than deciphering your child's math home work! 

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LBM isn't all about the lowest price supplier.  Pricing is only one aspect of the purchasing decision.  Great service, on time and in full deliveries may be worth an extra 2.5% if it keeps your job site moving they way you want it.  LBM allows you to remove the noise from pricing comparisons and focus on what you truly value from your suppliers! 

Q3. Why Choose LBM?

Large builders have large staffs that allow them to pick apart material quotes to ensure they are getting the best deal on materials, benefiting their bottom lines.  LBM gives you access to these tools without the additional overhead, adding efficiency to your construction processes and profit to your projects.

Soliciting material quotes from a variety of material suppliers is time consuming and often leads to confusion between quotes.  LBM removes quantity and product discrepancies from competing quotes and provides an apples to apples comparison to choose from which material dealer to purchase from based on merit.  

Technology yields convenience and efficiency.  LBM offers builders a solution to buy materials online and on their timeline.  Why spend time visiting multiple dealer locations and answering phone calls from sales people when you can log into LBM and submit plans and purchase materials from your computer or through your smart phone app?

Comparing material quotes should be as simple as reading a spreadsheet.  Gone are the days of flipping through pages and pages of a quote written in confusing language.  LBM provides side by side pricing for you to see how competitors stack up.  Buying materials should be more like reading a scorecard than deciphering your child's math home work! 

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LBM isn't all about the lowest price supplier.  Pricing is only one aspect of the purchasing decision.  Great service, on time and in full deliveries may be worth an extra 2.5% if it keeps your job site moving they way you want it.  LBM allows you to remove the noise from pricing comparisons and focus on what you truly value from your suppliers! 

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Comparing material quotes should be as simple as reading a spreadsheet.  Gone are the days of flipping through pages and pages of a quote written in confusing language.  LBM provides side by side pricing for you to see how competitors stack up.  Buying materials should be more like reading a scorecard than deciphering your child's math home work! 

05.

LBM isn't all about the lowest price supplier.  Pricing is only one aspect of the purchasing decision.  Great service, on time and in full deliveries may be worth an extra 2.5% if it keeps your job site moving they way you want it.  LBM allows you to remove the noise from pricing comparisons and focus on what you truly value from your suppliers!