70 Years of Experience and WBE Certification

by | May 20, 2021 | LE Smith News & Blog | 0 comments

Our Experience and WBE Certification Will Help Your Business Grow

1950 was a big year for new beginnings. Cinderella premiered on the big screen, the comic strip Peanuts was published for the first time, and Lawrence E. Smith opened a small business called The L.E. Smith Company.

Although L.E. Smith does not have the same celebrity status as Cinderella and Charlie Brown, they do share a few common traits. Building a business from the ground up took a strong work ethic and creativity. It also required the ability to face challenges with a sense of humor and a drive toward innovation.

After 70 years, we still haven’t managed to convince the local field mice to help out with the cleaning, but we have gained the experience to ensure our clients are more profitable as a result of partnering with The L.E. Smith Company. Below are a few highlights of how you can leverage our experience and diversity to help your business grow.

Supply Chain Diversity 

L.E. Smith is committed to equity in everything we do, and we are proud to be recognized as a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. This certification is designed to recognize businesses that are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by women.  As a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and are pleased to contribute to adding diversity to your supply chain. Additionally, any product or service we provide assists in meeting valuable tax credits for projects with WBE requirements.

Single-source supplier

Temporarily operating out of a chicken hatchery, the first product sold at L.E. Smith was metal molding edges for countertops. We have come a long way since then and are now recognized as one of the nation’s largest single-location laminate countertop fabricators. Over the years, our list of products and services has continued to evolve as industry trends and client needs have driven innovation and change. Our current lineup of products includes:

  • Laminate
  • Solid Surface
  • Laminate Panels
  • PVC Edge Tops
  • VanitEase® Bathroom Vanities
    • Cultured Marble
    • Granite
    • Quartz
  • Quartz (available for commercial projects)

Strong relationships

As a client of L.E. Smith, our team will work with you to provide expert advice, high-quality products, and on-time delivery.  To us, you are not just a customer, you are a long-term partner, and we are committed to helping you become more profitable. We do this by offering:

  • Impeccable quality that will exceed your clients’ expectations on every job
  • Industry-leading turn times so you don’t have to worry about costly delays or schedule changes
  • Professional installation so that you can reduce your workload and still see your profit margins grow
  • Scalability to accommodate large commercial projects as easily as small residential projects without compromising quality or timelines
  • Project management to oversee every stage of phased commercial projects

To learn more about how The L.E. Smith Company can help you increase your profit margins and diversify your supply chain, contact us at insidesales@lesmith.com or call 419.293-5027.

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