Doug Ashy Building Materials, founded by Claire and Doug Ashy Sr. in 1960, began servicing the Lafayette community with four employees and a single delivery truck. Today, Doug Ashy Building Materials is in its third generation and continues to provide the building community with a full line of high-quality building materials. Doug Ashy Sr. is retired, and his sons, Doug Jr., Steve, and Ken did a fabulous job in helping to grow the business to where it is today. Now, the three sons have also retired and allowed the third generation to come in and build upon their successes.
The modest business that was founded in 1960 has grown to include four locations in Lafayette: two full-service lumber yards, Louisiana Drywall & Roofing Specialties, and Louisiana Building Systems. Together with the other six locations in Rayne, New Iberia, Ville Platte, Breaux Bridge, Covington, and Breaux Bridge, Doug Ashy Building Materials can ensure quality service and materials to the entire Acadiana area. Our Flooring and Decorating Center, which staffs multiple interior decorators, offers hundreds of competitively priced flooring options. We also recently opened a Cabinet Design Center employing highly trained experts to help you design the kitchen of your dreams.
We are proud to have a team of highly qualified professionals including full time Estimators, Outside Salesmen, Interior Decorators, Kitchen and Design Experts and Window and Millwork Specialists. We consider our 300+ employees that have many years of experience to be our biggest asset in helping the home builder from start to finish. Utilizing the latest technology, we are able to match colors, design decks, and layout kitchens to fit your specific needs. Our advanced delivery system uses boom trucks, moffit trucks, and millwork trailers to ensure the materials are brought to the job sites undamaged and on time. These combined efforts help us to have the best service and materials for our customers.
Doug Ashy Building Materials is heavily involved with buying groups and trade associations to keep abreast of new items and changes in the industry. We belong to Lumbermen’s Merchandising Corporation (LMC), which is the largest building material buying group in the country. Our hardware Co-Op, Orgill, gives us access to over 75,000 products to offer our customers competitive prices. We are also involved in trade associations such as the Construction Suppliers Association, the National Lumber and Building Materials Association, and the Acadian Home Builders Association. Community involvement has always been a high priority of Doug Ashy Building Materials and we are certainly proud to support the region that we call home!
Doug Ashy Building Materials continues to be the premier building material supplier in Acadiana. A tradition of excellence that started with one delivery truck and four employees carries forward and will continue to carry forward for many years to come.