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July 10, 1987 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-07-10

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A SPECIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE PHOTOSTORY SERIES
FEATURING OUTSTANDING BUSINESSES AND BUSINESS PEOPLE

IN THIS ISSUE THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON

H. A. SMITH LUMBER & SUPPLIES

Business at Smith Lumber and Supplies,
however, does not start and stop with just the
delivery of building materials. Its staff has the
ability to look at a construction plan, large or
small, and develop accurate estimates for both
materials and costs. They can also help the
customer develop a timetable for the delivery of
materials in order to meet construction
deadlines.

"If we don't have it in stock, H. A. Smith
Lumber and Supply Company will find a way
to get it for you." These are the words of Jack
Woodworth, Vice President and General Manager
of H. A. Smith Lumber and Supplies Company.
Located at 28575 Grand River Avenue in
Farmington Hills (just west of Eight Mile Road), H.
A. Smith Lumber and Supplies Company is a full
line supplier of retail building materials.

"Since our founding in 1946 we've been
serving
both
local
contractors
and
do-it-yourself individuals with all of their
building supply needs." Started by Helen Smith
and now headed by her nephew Robert VanEvery,
H. A. Smith Lumber and Supplies Company has
developed a faithful clientele of both commercial
contractors and individual customers.

President Bob VanEvery (left), Vice
President Jack Woodworth (right) and top
salesman Jim Bock (middle) help to fill a
contractor's order.

The individual buyer can also
reap the
benefits from H. A. Smith Lumber and Supplies'
numerous and loyal commercial patrons by being
able to find anything he needs for his home
improvement jobs. Commercial contractors rely
on the variety of H. A. Smith's broad' range of
inventory to meet their diversified construction
demands. For this reason, individual buyers are
almost guaranteed to find what they need and in
any quantity.

Beautiful
things
can
be created with
supplies from H. A. Smith Lumber and
Supplies Company.

Smith Lumber and Supplies' personnel
can also suggest design concepts and
construction tips.
1, Having seen literally
thousands of constru&on plans,. they have a
wealth of proven techniques from which to draw.
In addition, they maintain an extensive library of
contacts for contractors or individuals in search
of any kind of construction services.

Satisfying customers since 1946, H.
Smith Lumber and Supplies Company is
only supplier you'll ever need for all of
your building needs.

The fact that H. A. Smith Lumber has a loyal
following is no accident. Bob, Jack, and the entire
staff work very hard to keep their business and
community ties. They make numerous donations
of materials to local high schools and community
service groups and are actively involved in
community affairs. Most recently, H. A. Smith
Lumber and Supplies Company was a major
sponsor of the very successful Farmington
Home Show.

Though
75%
of
their
business
is
commercial, H. A. Smith Lumber and Supplies
also meets the smaller but no less important
needs of the individual buyer. Their house
accounts, over 2000 in number, range from cities
and school districts to commercial contractors,
manufacturing companies, and management
companies. Building everything from single
family homes to the largest shopping centers and
office buildings, these organizations rely upon
Smith Lumber and Supply for on-time delivery of
the best quality materials available.

Bob VanEvery helps out- a couple who have
come in for supplies and advice.

"We're not a bath boutique or knick-knack
shop..." Jack is quick to point this out. H. A.
Smith Lumber and Supplies delivers the very
best treated lumber as well as custom doors and
windows, skylights, decorative hardwoods,
panelling, molding and trim, and paints and stains.
One of their specialty products is Western Red
Cedar for decks, spas, and hot tubs.

With a capable staff of 25 full-time
employees, customers can come in and receive
personalized attention from the same
salesperson for the duration of the customer's
"We have a very experienced and
dealings.
dedicated sales staff whose purpose it is
to be the client's personal contact for
business transactions.", says Jack.

"We believe that the long term benefits of
quality supplies and personalized service
outlast the short term benefits of a cheap
price for second rate materials." ON

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Story &
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Jeffrey Wahl

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