Sutherlands:  Helping you Build it Green!

Sutherlands is a family-owned and operated lumber and hardware store that started business in 1917. Since then it has grown to over 70 stores, and is still under the same family ownership. The Boulder store in particular has been serving its community since 1973.
    The philosophy of a “family-owned” store is not only applied to the owners, but the employees are also considered a part of the Sutherlands family, creating long-lasting relationships and veteran personnel. Through these relationships, Sutherlands has fostered a type of service unavailable anywhere else in Boulder; our employee’s knowledge of building materials and applications are unsurpassed, with many longtime employee’s experience surpassing 20 years or more.
       The Boulder Sutherlands Family is excited to have a part in the green building industry. We are committed to providing the best products at a competitive price, and are always looking for new products for the green builder, that not only make his project stand out, but that ‘build it better’. Through featuring “green” products like American Clay plaster, FSC lumber, compact fluorescent light bulbs, cotton insulation, and many others, Sutherlands is at the forefront of green business.
        Along with being Boulder Green Building Guild members, we provide training opportunities for the professional and the do-it-yourselfer by holding clinics, such as our demos with American Clay and our vendor days where the supplier can come in and showcase new items. Through these demonstrations, customers are able to test drive new products before they purchase them with the guidance and knowledge from the vendor representative.
         In an effort to be cost efficient and environmentally conscious, we have recently converted our old store lighting to energy efficient T8 fixtures that will help eliminate over 200.7 metric tons of carbon dioxide, 1883.4 lbs. of sulfur dioxide and 1831.8 lbs. of nitrogen oxides, all in just the first year. The store is brighter, more efficient, and better than ever. We invite new and old patrons to see it for themselves! 
         We are locally owned and operated by Bob Sutherland, and take great pride in the community through volunteering at Boulder’s Meals on Wheels, and support of CU Boulder’s Bipolar Foundation, The Red Cross, Eagle Scout Projects and schools throughout the community.
     Sutherlands is in the business for the long term, and just as green building helps to provide a more sustainable environment for generations to come, Sutherlands is and will be your source for green and sustainable products. 


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