Our History

American Construction Supply 019In 1987, a 25 year old man by the name of Joe Wheeler organized and formed the first American Construction Supply store in Idaho. It was located on Garrity Boulevard in Nampa, Idaho.

The idea to start a specialized concrete construction supply business had actually originated with Joe’s Father in law, Kermit Carr. With the background that Joe had growing up in both concrete and construction lines of work, Kermit felt there was a great opportunity for Joe to start his own business. The idea of selling struck Joe a little odd at first. He had never really sold anything before, and therefore didn’t consider himself much of a salesman. Nevertheless, with Kermit’s encouragement and the support of friends and family, Joe put his doubts behind him, and went ahead and opened the first store.

American Construction Supply started out with only three employees- including Joe. Of course, when you have only a handful of products to sell and even fewer customers to sell to, it didn’t really take too many people to run the business. Although Joe started from scratch, looking back, it didn’t really take long for the business to get off of the ground.

Joe Wheeler was pleased with the direction the company was headed, and felt the future looked promising for expanded growth. In the four years that followed, Joe opened three additional stores in other parts of the state- Idaho Falls, Boise and Twin Falls. After that Joe continued to grow American by opening stores in Pocatello and Rexburg. As American Construction continues to grow, the ability to obtain the best products on the market became easier as well.

Presently we have a total of six stores, American Construction Supply is one of the largest concrete construction supply businesses in the western United States, with the best and most experienced people in the state working in them. The business is still owned and operated by Joe Wheeler. As a result of its ongoing success, American Construction Supply is able to represent and provide the very best products at the best possible price to its customers.