About Us

Serving Florida's Building Supply Industry Since 1920

The Florida Building Material Alliance, FBMA, had its inception in the minds of the pioneers of the building materials industry about the turn of the century, but was never carried to completion. The germ persisted with a group of millwork manufacturers meeting in Fort Pierce during a discussion of the Southern Sash Door and Millwork Manufacturers Association, a group of sash and door makers covering the Southern states.

They soon realized that the Lumber, Building Material and Millwork industries are so closely allied that it would be difficult to separate them and maintain an organization to serve the several industries without recognizing all the main factors in the industry. Thus in 1920, the progenitor of the Florida Building Material Alliance, the Florida Lumber and Millwork Association was born.

Intro Video - About the Florida Building Material Alliance
Two builders look out at the project

Our Vision

Since its inception, the FBMA has strived to promote the interests of the building material industry throughout the State of Florida. Our mission is guided by the following 5 strategic goals:

  • Aggressively represent members’ interests in the governmental policy making processes that affect their business opportunities and operations.

  • Facilitate development of codes and technical standards that promote the use of members’ products in the Florida marketplace

  • Provide opportunities for social interaction and business networking among members

  • Provide programs and services that increase members’ operating effectiveness and efficiency

  • Promote the use of wood products, related building materials, and services marketed by Association members