Our LeNoble History

Quality and service spanning five generations

Founded by Paul LeNoble in 1965 and run by his son Peter since 2006, LeNoble Lumber has come a long way from its humble beginnings as one man, a desk, and a station wagon.

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.

TIMELINE

October 1965

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.

1970s

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.

1980s

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.

1985

LeNoble moves its main office to 525 W. 52nd St., where it will remain for more than 20 years.

1998

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.

2007

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.

2010s

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.

2015

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!

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