Lumber Liquidators Inc is one of the most renowned names in America’s hardwood flooring market. Known for their high quality and low priced products, they are one of the biggest retailers of hardwood flooring in the country. They sell over 25 species of hardwood through their 340 stores across the nation, in addition to Canada. They also operate a call center in Virginia, and make their sales via online and catalog as well. Apart from this, they also deal in reclaimed and antique boards, moldings, installation products, laminate flooring etc. Their brands include Builder’s Pride, Virginia Mill Works, Morning Star, Schon, and Bellawood.
Tom Sullivan started Lumber Liquidators in 1993. He was a building contractor, who started buying excess wood from companies, and reselling it from the backyard of a trucking firm in Massachusetts. After establishing himself in the market, he opened his first store in West Roxbury in 1996, and sold 150 sq. ft. of floor on its opening day. Within 8 months, he stored second store for his company in Hartford, Connecticut. Till date, the company has over 220 stores in 45 states of the US, along with Canada, and employs more than 1000 workers. Currently, the company is headquartered at Toano, Virginia, with John Pressley being its CEO, and Tom Sullivan its chairman.