About Guy C. Lee
Supplying the future while preserving the past since 1924
Welcome to Guy C. Lee Building Materials, a legacy built over nearly a century of dedication to quality and innovation. From our humble beginnings in 1924 to our expansive presence today, we are committed to supplying top-tier building materials with an unrelenting focus on customer success.
In 1924, Guy C. Lee started a small millwork and manufacturing company in the heart of downtown Smithfield. Over the next few decades, Guy C. Lee Manufacturing expanded to include a retail building supply store and a sawmill. Guy Lee recognized that a successful business must be able to change strategies to meet the needs of its customers and the demands of the market. Because of his leadership, the company survived during lean times and thrived during economic booms.
In 1959, Mr. Ross Lampe, Guy Lee’s son-in-law, bought the company. Under his direction, the company continued to expand and evolve. More retail locations were opened in Raleigh, Apex, Clayton, Morehead City, Sneads Ferry, Kitty Hawk, Shallotte, and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. The sawmill division was further developed and began treating lumber to be sold at the stores. A construction lending program was established to help customers finance their projects. The company grew as eastern North Carolina grew.
Guy C. Lee Building Materials now has two more building supplies in New Bern and Wilmington, an expanded construction lending program, and a dedicated millwork in Selma. Today, a century later, the business is still owned by Guy Lee’s direct descendants and is still headquartered in downtown Smithfield, just a few blocks from the original location.
We attribute our sustained success to the hard work and dedication of our team. We carry forward the vision of excellence and customer satisfaction that has defined us for nearly a century.
At Guy C. Lee Building Materials, we believe in the transformative power of quality materials and exceptional service. We uphold the values of integrity, sustainability, and innovation – principles that guide us as we continue to serve our customers and contribute to building resilient communities.
At Guy C. Lee Building Materials, we operate from multiple locations to better serve our customers and deliver our products efficiently. Our footprint spans across North and South Carolina, ensuring we are within reach wherever you are.
Clayton, NC: Our Clayton location stands as a testament to our growth and commitment to serving diverse needs of Raleigh, NC and the surrounding communities.
Kitty Hawk, NC: Situated in the beautiful Outer Banks, our location here ensures we cater to both urban and beachside developments.
Morehead City, NC: From the heart of Eastern NC, our location supports robust construction and development in the area.
Mt. Pleasant, SC: Expanding beyond our home state, our Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina location helps us extend our quality products and services to Charleston, SC.
New Bern, NC: Our Trent River location stands ready to meet your building material needs in this historic and fast-growing city.
Shallotte, NC: Located in the Brunswick County region, our Shallotte location is prepared to serve the rapidly growing residential and commercial needs of this coastal area.
Sneads Ferry, NC: In the vibrant and growing community of Sneads Ferry, our Eastern NC location is conveniently situated to assist with all your building projects.
Wilmington, NC: Nestled in the historic port city of Wilmington, this location is primed to serve the diverse construction and architectural needs of the Cape Fear region.
Each of our locations holds steadfast to our commitment to exceptional customer service, quality products, and efficient delivery. Find your nearest Guy C. Lee Building Materials location and let us assist you in bringing your construction vision to life.
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