Humphrey's Building Supply

As a family-owned lumberyard and building supply company rooted right here in Rhode Island, we’ve been building trust with generations of professional builders and contractors, architects and homeowners alike. Along the way, we’ve invested in the beauty, quality and economic viability of our community, while establishing our legacy of great products, personalized service and industry know-how. We’re proud of our history and continued commitment to offering premium product choices and advice at the best prices you’ll find anywhere.

1905 - Original Location

Building with the H since 1885

Founded in 1885 by Peleg Durfee Humphrey and Captain Nathaniel B. Church, P.D. Humphrey Co. has proudly served our community’s lumber, building material, hardware, heating and painting needs for more than 100 years. From 1885 to 1956, we operated on Riverside Drive in Tiverton. The Sakonnet River location was ideal because our coal shipments were delivered by barge, and much of the lumber came from Maine and Florida via schooner.

The P.D. Humphrey dock was the hub of waterfront activity and community interest for years. Visitors, customers and tourists would line our dock – the largest commercial dock in Tiverton – to watch for the arrival of the Alice Wentworth, a 72’ schooner that transported our lumber.


EST. 1885 - build with the H

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