About Us

The L.E. Smith Company

L.E. Smith has been a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality laminate kitchen countertops and surfaces since 1950. A lot has changed over the decades, including the expansion of our product offerings, but our commitment to our clients has never wavered.

Our goal is to ensure that our clients are more profitable and successful as a result of partnering with L.E. Smith.

It is that commitment that has driven innovation in both our services and product offerings. Since its early days, L.E. Smith has been widely known as a leading laminate countertop fabricator. Over the decades, our list of products and services has continued to evolve as we have adapted to changes in industry trends and client needs. Today, we are proud to offer the most in-demand countertop and surface materials along with a commitment to ensuring exemplary client services.  L.E. Smith is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise Council.

Our mission is to ensure that we are making a positive impact and adding value with all of our stakeholders – employees, vendors, owners, clients, and God.

L.E. Smith Company History

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1950

Lawrence Edward (L.E.) Smith begins selling metal moldings for countertop edges. His first “office” is in his father’s chicken hatchery behind the family home
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1960

L. E. purchases one of the first post-forming machines and begins fabricating laminate kitchen countertops
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1960

L.E. Smith ownership transitions to L.E.’s two oldest sons
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1972

L. E. Smith begins distributing DuPont Corian® as one of the nation’s first wholesale distributors of solid surface
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2006

L.E. Smith ownership transitions to five of L. E.’s grandchildren
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2010

L. E. Smith strategically focuses the business on the fabrication of solid surface and laminate
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2010

The L.E. Smith team begins innovating product lines to become a single-source supplier for clients
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2017

Laminate panels are added to the product line
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2017

Stone products are added to the commercial line
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2020

L.E. Smith proudly innovates the business to include two non-family female owners to align the business’ ownership with the long-standing female management.
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2020

L.E. Smith receives national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley
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Client Services

As a client of L.E. Smith, you are more than just a customer, you are a long-term partner. This means that our team is working to provide you with expert advice, high-quality products, and on-time delivery. We continue to monitor the industry and survey our clients to ensure that we are continually improving. It is that resolve that has allowed us to contribute to our clients’ growth and continued success. We do this by offering the following to every client we work with.

  • Industry-leading turn times: Our commitment to every order being on time, complete, and correct means that you no longer need to worry about costly delays or schedule changes.
  • Impeccable quality: Your reputation is just as important to us as it is to you. By offering the highest quality products and services, you can rest assured that we will meet or exceed your clients’ expectations on every job.
  • Professional installation: Spend your time where you will realize the highest return on investments, and let our team handle the installation. This allows you to do less work and still see your profit margins grow.
  • Scalability: We support residential and commercial construction and have the ability to accommodate small and large-scale projects without compromising quality or timelines.
  • Project management: Every phased commercial project comes with an internal, experienced project manager as well as on-site management. The project managers will oversee every stage of the phased project in support of your project manager and company.

L. E. Smith Sandbox Rules

Our sandbox rules guide our actions in every situation, and each of them is vital to our success and fulfillment.