Meet The Builders’ General Family
Builders’ General Supply Company was incorporated in 1931 by Shaheen A. Shaheen as a retail outlet for a general line of building materials in Cranford, New Jersey. In 1934, Shaheen was joined by his son, Victor, who after a few years became the president of the company and taking took over the active management with the help of his father. From that time on the company aggressively solicited new business and new products and developed a modern and well-established chain of building material yards with a reputation for service and quality products.
In 1970, Victor was joined by his son, Timothy, in 1970 who is now the president of the company. Tim and his brother Philip, who joined the firm as Vice President in 1979, recognized the need for a more diversified product line for the contractor as well the homeowner. Together They enlarged the existing two stores, Cranford and Little Silver (1978) and set up state-of-the-art showrooms, added new trucks, sales people, and actively promoted and sought out the latest in building materials.
The fourth generation of the family, Tim Jr. (1996), Mike (2001), and Phil Jr. (2003), now help in the operation of the business on a daily basis. The firm now operates a fleet of over 60 vehicles and employs over 140 people. The current four locations, Little Silver, Edison, Toms River and Freehold enable us to serve our customers over the entire state of New Jersey, as well as New York and Pennsylvania.
Some of the larger projects that BGS has supplied building materials for include Giants Stadium, Meadowlands Race Track, Newark Airport, multiple AT&T Headquarters, Atlantic City Casino’s, Long Branch Boardwalk & Shops, and Newark, Hoboken & Jersey City inner city redevelopments projects, as well as our daily service to an existing general contractors and home builders of over 3000 customers.
Builders, Home Owners and Contractors, small and large, have found that Builders’ General offers a complete line of building products and services with competitive pricing, quality products, and reliable service with a hard work ethic and honesty.
The employees make the company and their longevity with the company and their commitment to the family work ethic and creed is a part of the strong foundation that supports our reputation in the industry.