About Us

Founded in 1896, West End Lumber is Cleveland’s oldest lumber and building materials supplier. West End is proud to have been the first lumberyard to have offered hardware along with lumber at the turn of the last century and today to be one of the first to offer a wide range of unique lifestyle enhancing products through its website.

West End lumber was started by a Prussian emigrant named Louis Kopitske on what was then Cleveland’s West End. Today’s busy Lorain Avenue was then a dirt road from the intersection of W73rd (then called Chestnut Ridge Rd) where West End Lumber is located. West End Lumber grew rapidly along with the city of Cleveland. In 1917 the business was purchased by J. Warren Coleman from the widow of Kopitske, who had died in the worldwide flu epidemic of the same year.

Take a look back in the 1960s at West End Lumber in this youtube video!

Coleman expanded the offering of hardware and building products as well as adding three additional locations. He was joined by his son, Warren Coleman and his son-in-law, James Bender during the 1940’s. The business continued to thrive throughout the 50’s and 60’s. Today, West End lumber continues to be owned and managed by the members of the Coleman family with Larry Sarrocco running day-to-day operations.

When the family took over the operations in 1917,
lumber was delivered via horse and buggy.

Lumberyard deliveries by horse and buggy in the early 1900s
It was typical for a horse and buggy delivery of your lumber needs back at the turn of the century!

West End Lumber became a member of Ace Hardware in 1980.  We are now a builder’s hardware solutions provider and a successful lumber, plywood, building materials and hardware supplier in the Cleveland, Ohio area. In addition, West End Lumber sells an extensive line of specialty products worldwide through its presence on the Web. West End Lumber supplies materials to build a variety of projects. They range in size from decks, homes, office buildings, to industrial facilities. The scope of products available through West End Lumber include lumber, heavy timbers, engineered wood, pressure treated lumber, cedar siding, cedar lumber, vinyl and wood windows, insulated metal and wood doors, asphalt and metal roofing, kitchen cabinets, hardware, hand and power tools, and accessories, paints and sundries. Products marketed through the website include specialized, high-quality hardware, furnishings, clocks, watches and weather instruments.

West End Lumber strives to provide the highest overall value for its customers by delivering a combination of high quality and service with competitive pricing. We seek to establish a personal, long-term relationship with our customers. We will make every reasonable effort to satisfy the needs of our customers. With over 107 years experience servicing the building materials industry, and the power of over 40 employees working to find what you need, West End Lumber gives you the right combination of products, quality and service at competitive prices.

Building Cleveland Since 1896