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image Foundation Building Materials Branch Manager, Kevin May

HOUSTON - Foundation Building Materials (FBM) was started in 2011 by three business partners who saw a void in the growing specialty building materials market and sought to fill it. Ruben Mendoza, John Gorey and Tom Fischbeck, all with previous building materials industry experience, started FBM to provide professional contractors with a new and highly customer-focused option for sourcing materials and delivery.


    The company started seven years ago, with a single branch location in Orange, CA. Today FBM has grown to over 220 locations across North America.  In the state of Texas, FBM has nine specialty building products locations, all of which feature a range of contractor grade building materials and products.
    “I got the name foundation from the Bible. It’s referenced there many times about a man building a house on a firm foundation. The house will withstand anything because of how it’s built and what it stands on,” says Mendoza.  “My vision for this company is the same – to build a solid company that can withstand and flourish, no matter what the circumstances.”
    FBM continues to build strong relationships with leading industry brands to supply the construction trades with a range of building materials including drywall, steel studs, acoustical ceilings, insulation, plaster, stucco, EIFS, FRP, tools, fasteners and a range of other specialty products.   The company also maintains an extensive fleet of specialized delivery vehicles.
    Each FBM branch is tuned in to the individual building material needs of its geographical market based on climate, building codes and other local variations.  In late 2014, FBM acquired a Texas Building Materials Group called BAV, which gave FBM a strong presence in all of Texas including the Houston market in La Porte, TX.  
    Regional Vice President Allen Fisher, in Texas, manages the business with support from a team of well-qualified, local building materials professionals.
    Foundation Building Materials is a supplier of building materials with locations across North America. -cmw

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