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Preferred Building Systems is a division of LaValley Building Supply the largest independently owned building materials supplier in Vermont and New Hampshire that strives to be the top quality, low cost provider of building materials and services.

Preferred Building Systems began in 2006 with the idea of delivering a better product through a more efficient delivery method of construction. Our approach is a holistic approach to building as we believe that a home should not just be focused on how beautiful the kitchen and bath can be, but the importance of what is behind the walls and how the home will perform.

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Preferred Building Systems is part of a group of locally owned companies consisting of 10 lumberyards, 1 sawmill, (DiPrizio Pine Sales) and 1 paint and decorating store (Lebanon Paint and Decorating) with a total volume that places it among the top 50 lumberyard companies in the United States.  We combine our purchasing efforts with over 300 other independent lumberyards and home centers that has purchasing power of over fifteen billion dollars.  Since our parent company’s beginning, (LaValley Building Supply founded in 1962) the company has directed its efforts towards efficient and best practices for home building that saves builders labor and project cycle time to lower the cost for homeowners.  Our goal is to make our builders successful by providing materials and time saving services through our family of companies.   Contact us today to learn how we can help you with top quality merchandise, lumber, Fast Framing, wall panels, roof trusses and modular homes.

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Our History


March – Facility is acquired by parent company LaValley Building Supply (former Holson Burns plant)


January – Facility tooling begins – Install cranes, Electricity, jigs, mezzanines, air manifold and drops.
June – First house is started. (Modular boxes move on production line on air pads)
August – First house is shipped


January – Preferred Building Systems is able to hire and provide work to approx 40 Customize Structures, Inc employees (25+ year modular home company that succumbs in December 2007 to worst recession experienced in over 75 years) February – House with 2×4 wall with 2″ polystyrene foam sheathing shipped – scores a 45 on the HERS December – House shipped 2×6 wall with dense packed cellulose scores a 50 HERS


March – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Dr. Kathleen Hogan from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, DC visits the plant. August – First Certified Modular Passive House is signed with Habitat for Humanity and collaboration with Efficiency VT, and Passive House Consultant September – First Certified Modular Passive House is set – Air Sealing pays off as final blower door test attains .4 ACH50


August – 50 year old company New England Homes in Greenland, NH merges with LaValley Building Supply and all manufacturing of New England Homes shifts from Greenland, NH to the Claremont Preferred Building Systems plant
October – Recognized along with builder Sterling Homes Development Corporation for winning the 2012 Jerry Rouleau Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Home Design for building a custom modular home in the 3,001-4,000 sq. ft category by the Building Systems Council of the National Association of Home Builders.
November – House shipped with 2×6 wall with dense packed cellulose scores a 42 HERS


January – Rolling average of PBS homes tested attain a 55 HERS (51 homes tested)
June – Parent company LaValley Building Supply celebrates its 50th year in business.


August – Thirty-five Massachusetts code officials visit factory in Claremont, NH for an educational tour


October – Burn out situation of Proctor Academy faculty and dorm building (10 box project) delivered in less than 10 weeks from contract.
December – Completed delivery of 90 unit project delivered to Plymouth, MA


August – Featured in New Hampshire Chronicle (Air date August, 4th)

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