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TW Perry is the largest independent, pro-sales building materials dealer in the Mid-Atlantic. It’s a hometown success story that began in 1911 when Thomas W. Perry opened a feedstock operation in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The area was a rural outpost, but Tom was in the right place at the right time. With the growth of suburbs in the ’50s and ’60s, he started selling building supplies and the business expanded rapidly. Other locations were added. The Gaithersburg location became the first “home center” in the area, serving both contractors and homeowners.
A group of senior management purchased the company from the Perry family in 1999. TW Perry now has eight locations, serving the needs of residential contractors, builders and residents in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The company offers lumber, trusses, engineered framing components, windows, doors, hardware, decking, railing, paint, power tools, and more than 250 in-stock moulding profiles.
“Our service goes beyond supplies,” says Gary Bowman, president and CEO. “Our salespeople, support teams and counter sales staff are the best trained and most knowledgeable in the industry. We listen to your needs and help you determine the best materials for your projects.” That high level of service also includes jobsite visits, one-on-one consultations and next-day delivery of in-stock material. Warehouse management, dispatch and delivery practices are designed to get customers what they need, and deliver it when and where they need it.
The result? For more than 100 years, TW Perry has enjoyed an extremely high level of customer loyalty and satisfaction. The company has earned accolades within the industry, among humanitarian organizations they support, as a workplace, and as a vendor and dealer for many quality brands.