Now in its 50th year of business and counting, LeNoble has proudly grown to become one of New York’s largest and most well-respected lumber companies, all while maintaining a family tradition of exceptional quality and fast service that our customers have come to expect.
Discover our unique history below, or click to learn more about the LeNoble team.
After working with his grandfather and uncle in the family lumberyard, Paul LeNoble sets out on his own, founding LeNoble Lumber in the Hell’s Kitchen area of NYC.
LeNoble becomes a favorite supplier to New York’s motion picture and television industry, providing set construction material to the city’s most iconic movies, including The Producers, Rosemary’s Baby, Midnight Cowboy, Klute, The Godfather, and Dog Day Afternoon.
Bolstered by a strong reputation for quality products and excellent service, LeNoble continues to expand its clientele, which now includes NYC’s premier museums, department stores, display companies, and commercial contractors.
LeNoble moves its main office to 525 W. 52nd St., where it will remain for more than 20 years.
LeNoble Lumber joins forces with Maxwell Lumber, another family-owned company, growing its B2B reach and expanding into additional industries. Marc Bernstein, head of Maxwell Lumber and a cousin of the LeNoble family, takes the reins as Vice President of LeNoble.
Having outgrown its Manhattan facilities, LeNoble moves to its present-day office and distribution center, a 200,000-square-foot facility located at 38-20 Review Ave. in Long Island City, Queens.
LeNoble becomes a major player in the architectural hardwood plywood, fiberboard, and particle board industries, servicing woodworkers, furniture makers, and expanding its reach in the display and exhibition trades. Major manufacturers begin seeking LeNoble for distribution, and the company develops strategic partnerships with preeminent mills, such as Columbia Forest Products.
LeNoble Lumber reaches its 50th year in business, celebrating a team of 80+ employees, 200,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution space, and 30 delivery vehicles—quite the journey from one man, a desk, and a station wagon!