Horizon Forest Products was founded in 1992. We began with just eight employees in a 20,000 square foot facility near the Raleigh-Durham International airport that housed over 200 SKUs. Over the years, Horizon Forest Products’ goal has remained unchanged from our inception more than 20 years ago: To provide the best products with the best possible service as a means of equipping our customers for success.
Today, Horizon Forest Products employs over 150 team members and is a top distributor of products for hardwood flooring contractors, retail floor covering dealers, and custom cabinetmakers in the Southeast, carrying well over 4,000 SKUs. We currently have warehouses in Beltsville, MD; Richmond and Norfolk, VA; Raleigh, Wilmington, Greensboro, and Charlotte, NC; Charleston, SC; and Houston and Dallas Texas.
Horizon Forest Products provides premium materials to contractors, retail dealers, and cabinetmakers and is particularly proud to offer one of the largest selections of exotic and hard-to-find flooring. In 2007, we moved into our new 101,640 square foot building. The facility is located at 4115 Commodity Parkway in Raleigh and was built in conjunction with Duke Realty Corporation. This new facility allows us to better serve our clients by carrying a larger and more diverse inventory.
In that same year, Horizon Forest also partnered with Long Floor. Long was founded in 1937 when John Long opened J.P. Long Floor Supply, Co., a Porter Cable sanding equipment and sundries distributorship. In 1947, a 19-year old Alfred Lewis joined the company as a mechanic in the repair shop. Al became a most respected salesman and friend to hardwood flooring professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region. Al Lewis purchased the company in 1978 and changed the name to Long Floor Supply. Inc. Horizon Forest and Long Floor’s partnership allowed both companies to offer customers one of the most comprehensive inventories of pre-finished and unfinished hardwood flooring, floor equipment, abrasives, finishes, fasteners, and accessories in the Mid-Atlantic Region. With over 75 years of industry experience, Horizon Forest Products and Long Floor leveraged our positions within the hardwood industry in order to ensure that our customers continue to receive the highest quality, most hard-to-find hardwood products available in the market. In September of 2012, the decision was made that both companies would operate under the Horizon Forest Products name.