Our Mission
“Our team is dedicated to providing growth and service greatness to our partners…period!” 

Mid-Am Building Supply is the premier wholesale distributor of building products to America's Heartland.  Through our six strategically located warehouses we offer quick and easy access to our inventory of over $30,000,000 of roofing, siding, insulation, windows, fasteners, cabinets, moldings, locks and interior and exterior door products. 

Family owned with over 330 associates laser focused on one common goal, the success of our customers, we utilize our fleet of over 50 delivery vehicles to service customers in a ten state service area, 5 days per week.  Whether you need a single lock or a truckload of mixed products, your experience with our team will be nothing less than excellent - guaranteed.

Since 1967 when our founders, Joe and Hildegarde Knaebel, followed their dream of owning their own business, we have been committed to "providing growth and service greatness to our service partners...period."  Fast forward 51 years, and with three generations of Knaebel family involved in and/or running the business, our team of 26 outside and 50 inside sales associates still treat that commitment as their North Star. 

We know that we can only succeed in our mission when our partners, both customers and vendors, succeed in theirs.  If you're looking for a partner that is accountable to you - not a stock price or investment company, who lives by family values and who understands that our people are our largest asset, then let's start a conversation. 

Welcome ... to a distributor focused on your success.

Welcome ...  to unparalleled levels of great service.

Welcome ... to the family-owned experience.

Welcome ... to Mid-Am.

History of Mid-Am

May 24, 1967

Mid-Missouri Building Supply started in business and incorporated by Joe and Hildegarde Knaebel.

May 24, 1967

August 1967

Opened for business in a 10,000 sqft building at 318 North Drive, Moberly Missouri (formerly the Moberly Produce Building).

Rich Knaebel started working full-time at Mid-Missouri Building Supply.

September 1967

Dave Elliott Started as a truck driver for Mid-Missouri Building Supply.

September 1967

August 1968

Joe F. Knaebel started working full-time for Mid-Missouri Building Supply.

1969

Mid-Missouri Building Supply opened it's first branch warehouse in Chillicothe, MO.

Lilly Elliott started working full-time with Mid-Missouri Building Supply.

1969

June 17, 1974

Property was purchased at 100 West Sparks Ave in Moberly, MO, new home of Mid-Am.

Mid-Am Sparkes Ave Building





1975

Alan Knaebel started working full-time at Mid-Missouri Building Supply.

1975

December 28, 1976

Mid-Am Building Supply, a Kansas Corporation, was started with a 15,000 sqft facility in Lenexa, KS.

Alan Knaebel moved to Kansas and became Assistant Manager at Mid-Am.

1980

Mid-Am Lenexa moves to Olathe, KS.

1980

September 20, 1980

Johnie Alden started at Mid-Missouri Building Supply Chillicothe.

March 21, 1984

Fire destroyed Mid-Am Olathe warehouse.

March 21, 1984

September 18, 1984

Mt. Pleasant, IA branch was opened with a newly built 18,750 sqft facility.

December 1984

Mid-Am Olathe moved into a new 26,250 sqft facility.

December 1984

1985

Kansas Corporation Mid-Am Building Supply was merged with Missouri Corporation, Mid-Missouri Building Supply.

December 16, 1985

Mid-Missouri name changed to Mid-Am Building Supply, Inc. - MID-MO Building Supply ceased existence.

December 16, 1985

1986

Mid-Am Moberly purchased their first brand new road tractor.

1987

ANNUAL SALES $34,093,133

1987

August 1989

Mid-Am Wichita branch opened.

1990

ANNUAL SALES $42,776,506

1990

October 25, 1991

Al & Pam Knaebel, Lilly & Dave Elliott, Rich & Barb Knaebel, and Joe & Mary Knaebel purchased from Joe & Hildegarde Knaebel, 100% of the remaining shares of Mid-Am stock they did not previously own.

1994

Mid-Am Olathe branch relocated to Spring Hill, KS in a new 40,000 sqft warehouse.

1994

1995

ANNUAL SALES $59,705,389

140 Employees

February 1, 1995

$100,000 steel door production equipment purchased for Mid-Am Moberly.

February 1, 1995

October 25, 1995

Mid-Am held a ground breaking for what is now the Moberly warehouse. The new facility replaced the former 65,000 sqft building on Sparks Avenue.

January 1, 1996

Al Knaebel named VP, Sales and Marketing

January 1, 1996

July 1, 1996

Expanded Mt Pleasant, IA warehouse by 15,000 feet.

1998

Added 35,500 sqft to the Spring Hill, KS warehouse.

1998

2000

Moberly, MO warehouse added 46,000 sqft.

ANNUAL SALES $81,996,817

October 9, 2000

Crown Millwork was purchased by Mid-Am.

October 9, 2000

2002

Spring Hill, KS added 27,500 sqft to the warehouse.

Centralia, IL branch was opened.

ANNUAL SALES $105,785,550

Jan/Feb 2002

Crown Millwork was relocated from Blue Springs to Kansas City, KS.

Jan/Feb 2002

March 2003

Mt Pleasant facility expands to 80,000 sqft

May 2003

Mt Pleasant added 2,500 sqft to the door shop making it 5,000 sqft.

Mt Pleasant office remodeling completed.

May 2003

June 24, 2005

Mt Pleasant expands to 121,000 sqft.

October 2005

46,500 sqft addition to the Moberly branch was completed.

October 2005

2006

ANNUAL SALES $155,219,000

2007

Mid-Am Building Supply
  • 400 Employees
  • 7 Warehouses
  • 46 Trucks
  • 72 Trailers
  • 53 Sales Vehicles

2007

November 26, 2007

Al Knaebel becomes President of Mid-Am Building Supply, Inc.

Joe F. Knaebel becomes Chairman of the Board of Mid-Am Building Supply, Inc.

July 15, 2009

Jon Rakers joins Mid-Am as Chief Financial Officer

July 15, 2009

August 13, 2009

Crown Millwork branch sold to KBS (Kansas City Building Supply).

2010

Builders Choice brand created.

2010

September 2012

Centralia relocates to modern facility poised for growth.

February 2015

Built new addition to Moberly facility.

February 2015

2016

Mid-Am Prefinish shop opened.

2017

$3M+ invested in state-of-the-art KVAL door line equipment.

2017

2018

Next Edge Door System brand created.

September 2018

Abhi Singh joins Mid-Am as VP, Sales & Marketing.

September 2018

January 1, 2019

Six locations

335 associates

50 tractors

74 trailers

680,000 warehouse square footage

One Focus
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