In 1971, Reliable Wholesale Lumber, Inc. was founded by Anna Higman and her two sons, Jerome and Daniel, in Temple City, California to serve the mobile home industry, as well as residential contractors. In 1974, the Higman’s purchased ten acres in Huntington Beach in order to serve their Orange County customers and to increase sales.
In 1980, the growing corporation purchased and opened its doors on a thirteen-acre site in Fontana. This yard was established to serve the San Bernardino and Riverside markets; at this time the company diversified their product line and entered the truss and engineered wood products business.
During the period of 1985 through 2007, Reliable Wholesale Lumber expanded and contracted to match demand by opening additional distribution yards on leased properties in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Highgrove, San Diego and Stockton. In 2005 the company distributed a record 560,000,000 board feet through its seven locations.
2008 would start a new chapter going forward when the Higman’s purchased a new fourteen-acre dual rail served and reload facility in Riverside, CA. The Riverside Reload Center also came with 100,000 square feet of fully enclosed warehouse space along with boxcar and van unloading docks.Present
Reliable Wholesale Lumber is a major distributor of forest products serving both contractors specializing in residential tract work and wholesale lumber sales throughout the western United States.
From its distribution yards located in Huntington Beach and Riverside, the company has the ability to ship 600 million board feet of lumber, panels and engineered wood products annually.Future
Reliable Wholesale Lumber, Inc. is still family owned and operated. After many years of service, the Higman family is committed to maintaining the company’s substantial presence within the marketplace.
Our goal has always been to provide the customer with high quality products at competitive prices with service continuing to be our highest priority.
Reliable has continued to grow and progress in our technologies, striving to make it easier for each and every client to work with us without losing the quality of our core products and services.