About Howard Lumber & Supply

Howard Lumber & Supply began selling lumber and building materials to contractors and do-it-yourselfers in northwest Louisiana almost sixty years ago. Initially located in downtown Minden, the store moved to its present location, 301 Sibley Road, in 1955.

We are owned by Lumber Investors, LLC, a company founded in 1986. In addition to this retail lumber and building material dealership in Minden, Lumber Investors, LLC maintains the following operations:

Martin Building Materials - a retail lumber and building material dealership located at 1170 Expressway Drive in Pineville, Louisiana.
Martin Distributors-Alexandria - a wholesale distributor of lumber and building materials located at 3401 Eddie Williams Ave. in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Martin Distributors-Lafayette - a wholesale distributor of lumber and building materials located at 2824 Cameron Street in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Vendor Alliances

As part of our continuing commitment to excellent quality, we maintain alliances with suppliers who are recognized as national or regional leaders in their respective fields. These alliances include being a member of several national buying groups, which allows us to offer products to our customers at very competitive prices.

Delivery Capability

With our fleet of seven trucks, we can ship your order, no matter how small or how large, to your job site when you need it. Since our main supplier of lumber and building materials, Martin Distributors, is part of our company, we have quick access to most of the materials you will need to complete your project.


Although many of our customers are contractors and do-it-yourselfers that live and work in the Minden area, we specialize in serving the needs of contractors and building professionals and can provide materials to job sites throughout northwest Louisiana.