bpi is a wholesale floor covering & decorative surface distributor whose operation encompasses 11 states, almost 2,000,000 c/f of warehouse facilities employs over 400 associates, and is 100% employee owned. We represent the industry's best vendors and service over 5,800 buying customers.
Our mission to distribute quality brand name products while providing service and value that exceeds our customer's' highest expectations.
As an employee-owned company, we operate our business with the highest integrity, manage our assets, and maximize our team's fullest potential.
Our success will be accomplished by listening, communicating, and leading change, and profitably growing our business.
Ultimately our Customers determine if we are fulfilling our mission.
- America's top brands and bpi's Prestige private label programs
- Inventory at wholesale: $35,000,000+
- Inventory accuracy: 99.972%
- Average incoming calls with live agent per day: 5,000/answer time 8 sec.
- NET XPRESS: internet information available 24/7
- Full automated/bar coded/warehousing system
- Shipping accuracy > 99.945%
- Will Call wait time < 10 min. - 2,200+ pickups/week
- bpi fleet 35+ delivery trucks, 75 trailers, 200+ delivery routes weekly
- Overnight branch transfers 5 days/week
- Full "one stop" shopping via our 10 ISC (installer supply centers)
bpi was founded by the late Alexander R. Hill. Our first location opened in Memphis, TN in 1963 with 8 employees in a 7,500 square foot warehouse facility. bpi, in the early days, started as a wholeale distributor of Formica brand plastic laminate and Kentile Vinyl Plastic Floor. This resulted in our corporate entity of Building Plastics, Inc. (bpi)
In the 1970's, 1980's, and 1990's, bpi formed strategic, long-term relationships with our vendors and broadened our product lines to include hardwood flooring, Mannington vinyl sheet flooring, American Olean and American Marazzi brand ceramic tile, Johnsonite rubber base and flooring as well as other surfacing products with strong national brand names. We were on our way to becoming a "One Stop Shop!"
In 2000 and beyond, bpi continued its growth and became the second largest floor covering distributor. Prior to that, we were still the largest distributor in the South and the largest commercial distributor in the region. Our Prestige private label programs were added in 2007 which included hardwood, ceramic, sinks, carpet, and LVT flooring. Azrock was added in Texas. The year 2013 marked a milestone as the company celebrated its 50th anniversary in the distribution industry! By 2014 bpi, still the second largest distributor, had added additional hardwood flooring lines, ceramic lines, Tarkett Residential and Commercial (Texas), quartz stone counter tops and cabinets.
Today, bpi continues to grow and represent the industry's best vendors.