Serving the Baltimore Building Community for One Century
This year the National Lumber Company celebrates 100 years of serving the Baltimore building and construction community. Originally founded in 1919 in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood by Russian immigrant Alexander Fruman– the business met the growing need for custom-made window and door sashes. The first three employees, Alexander and his sons Isadore and Phillip Fruman, set up shop in East Baltimore and the business hasn’t left the area or changed ownership since. The current ownership of Arnold, Neal and Kevin Fruman represent the business’s fifth generation of family ownership.
Now specializing in building materials, custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, specialty doors and windows and outdoor materials; the business is in the midst of an exciting renovation to update the exterior and indoor facility of their 4901 Pulaski Highway location. National Lumber Company is hosting an open house 100-year celebration at their newly-renovated location on Friday, October 4th from 1-4pm. The event will bring the National Lumber team, vendors and customers together to celebrate one century of growth and success.
“We’re so honored to have been a cornerstone of the Baltimore building community for so long,” says Principal and 4th generation owner Arnold Fruman. “We owe our successes and longevity to the communities, contractors and customers that we serve. Our business has evolved into something very special—we are more than just lumber. We are a premier distributor of the industry’s top brands and our kitchen, bath and window showrooms rival any other selections in the region. We are excited to continue to be a part of the area’s building and construction landscape and to grow with the city that has been so good to us for 100 years. Our saying is, ‘your great-grandad was a satisfied customer,’ we believe you will be too.”
The National Lumber Company was recently recognized as an honoree alongside ten other area businesses by the Baltimore Business Journal during the Family Owned Business Awards. The story of the Fruman family was also featured by the Baltimore Heritage organization.
About National Lumber Company: The National Lumber Company is a building material supplier, retail store, and kitchen, bathroom, window and door design center. The business has thrived in East Baltimore for 100 years and has served tens of thousands of customers throughout the last century. National Lumber provides the DMV region with the industry’s top products including Marvin Windows and Doors, Echelon Cabinetry, Trex Composite decking and more. Contact our team to get started on your next project, whether it be a home remodel, a new build, a large scale construction project, or anything else.
National Lumber’s enduring legacy intertwines deeply with that of Baltimore City’s history. For over a century, spanning five generations, we’ve been integral