Our History

Boone County Lumber- A Historic Family Business

The year was 1965, and Howard Eiffert was well ahead of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and all those other men modern history refers to as “visionaries.” His business was lumber, Boone County Lumber, and he set it up for success from the get-go. Next to a rail line in Columbia, Missouri, in the heart of a county named for another visionary, Daniel Boone, Eiffert’s business thrived. And he did what all good men do: he put his heart and soul not only into the business but into mentoring and growing other businesses and entrepreneurs on a local level. 

When Eiffert retired as president in 1998, sons Brad and Greg Eiffert assumed leadership roles.  During a second generation of leadership, what Eiffert built would continue to see growth and recognition on a national level becoming a prestigious provider in the building materials industry. In 2015, Brad Eiffert assumed the role of President, and under his tenure Boone County Lumber has become a hub providing well known and sought-after building components.

An Ode to Boone County Millwork 

The new millennium brought new opportunities and in 2000, Boone County Millwork launched under the Boone County Lumber brand. Again, vision and innovation, this time through the eyes of his sons, continued to be Eiffert’s legacy. In 2003, BCM Commercial launched as Missouri’s most prolific resource for contractors, architects, and designers in the business of large-scale commercial projects. Fifteen years later, Boone County Millwork and BCM Commercial became a separate corporate entity under new ownership away from Boone County Lumber. 

Boone County Lumber Today 

Today, Boone County Lumber provides unique, quality building materials in the Midwest and central Missouri areas.  Following in the footsteps of his father, Brad is both innovator and visionary, finding easier ways to provide higher quality materials. Boone County Lumber today is one of the premier providers for contractors in the Midwest region. The company is fully equipped to provide resources and supplies for residential, commercial, and remodeling projects within the markets of Boone County and Columbia, as well as in the surrounding areas. 

Beyond The Basics

Boone County Lumber specializes in a wide variety of brands including TrusJoist, James Hardie, Louisiana Pacific, Azek, TimberTech, Rollex, Boral TruExterior trim, Gorman pine boards, Occidental Leather tool belts, Milwaukee power tools, Hoover fire treated lumber and plywood, and Westbury aluminum railing. We are nationally recognized for offering the newest products on the market at a competitive price point so you have access to the quality materials your next project deserves. Boone County Lumber takes the guess work out of your project. With estimators on staff and available, they’ll ensure your framing and structural components are the best choice for your next project.

Teamwork and the Customer First Effect 

How does a company weather over 50 years of change? The Eifferts believe it was the vision held by their father: simply put, employees are the true assets, and customers are the number one priority. Howard Eiffert was a man before his time, building an industry leader by inviting innovation and partnering it with an unwavering dedication to customer service.

Boone County Lumber proudly serves the mid-Missouri region and beyond with excellent customer service and high-quality building materials for every project. 

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