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Serving Our Community Since 1955

Central Valley is a leading, diversified, Top 100 U.S. building supply company that proudly serves pro builders and vineyard operators in Northern California. As a regional industry leader, with over $100 million in sales, we have 5 warehouses, 41 acres of inventory, 55 delivery vehicles, 2 fully stocked production yards that sell over 100 million board feet each year.

Today as a progressive 21st-century company, named for the third consecutive year as one of the "Best Places to Work" in 2021, we continue to stay on the leading edge - expanding our capabilities and utilizing modern tools to improve our customer focus and service.

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Building Bigger and Better

For builders, we offer production packages for speed of service, the full line of lumber: green, dried, FSC-certified, OSB, plywood, over-sized panels, hardware, fasteners, decking, fencing, plumbing, electrical, siding and trim, engineered wood products (EWP), dedicated design department, and custom milling. For vineyard operators and landscape architects, we offer irrigation systems and parts, domestic trellising, harvest storage, safety gear, and pruning tools for the whole team. Each year, Central Valley sells over 1.4 million feet of PVC pipe, 2,000 miles of drip tubing, 670 acres of trellising, 42,000 miles of vineyard wire, and 4.1 million drip emitters

Providing superior customer service, quality products and competitive pricing

In the Beginning

Central Valley Builders Supply (d.b.a. Central Valley) is a story of people and the American Dream. It began in 1955, operated by three employees in a small location on Main Street in St Helena, California with one truck and one forklift. Robert “Pat” Patterson, Senior, and his wife Evy founded the business. Son, Robert E. "Bob" Patterson, Jr. took over the helm in 1973 and ran the company until 1992. Under his leadership, Central Valley expanded to include locations in Napa and Woodland. Bob's wife, Kathleen became President in 1992. She is now Chairman of the Board. In 2003 the third generation, Stephen Patterson, became President and CEO of the company and its affiliates, growing the service orientation, customer focus, and operational efficiency of the business. While the name 'Central Valley' was born out of geography, being in the center of Napa Valley, the name ‘Central’ Valley aptly describes a company that strives to be at the center of its community. In 2014, Central Valley Builders Supply re-branded itself as Central Valley to reflect the diversity of its current business serving pro builders and vineyard operators.

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For three generations, we've been family-owned and operated and our commitment to the communities in which we operate has never waned. For over 65 years we’ve been working side by side with the developers, the builders, the framers, and the farmers who’ve helped this place we call home to grow and develop. From the largest wineries to the local family farms, it’s been our privilege to serve those with the passion and dedication that makes Northern California great. Our commitment to you is simple: Making the next moment truly matter by consistently giving you what you want, when you want it, and making it simple.

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Why Choose Central Valley

  • Company Core Values
  • Loyalty to our Customers
  • Trusted Partner
  • Quality Products
  • Brands You Trust
  • Trade Partners
  • Investing in Community
  • Growing Your Business