Our Story

When you think of commitment, quality, service and affordability, Appleton Supply set the standard in the metal building products industry for all others to follow. Since 1918, we’ve valued the tried and true methods of doing business – make a good product, be fair with customers and do whatever it takes to help them succeed. We’ve done that since the beginning, and we see no reason to ever change. History of Appleton Supply

1918: Founded by Frank Gabriel as Appleton Roofing and Hardware Company
1923: Incorporated as Appleton Hardware Company
1932: Incorporated as Appleton Supply Company
1950: Helen Fowler, daughter of founder Frank Gabriel, becomes President of Appleton Supply
1970: Helen Fowler’s children purchase Appleton Supply
1984: Appleton Supply purchases Sell Even Building Products
1993: Current corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility dedicated
1998: Appleton Supply purchased by Gibraltar Steel
2004: Gibraltar Industries, with the help of Appleton Supply, surpasses $1 billion in sales
2008: Appleton Supply celebrates 90 years in the Building Products Industry.

Appleton Supply is a Gibraltar Industries Company

Gibraltar Industries is a leading manufacturer and distributor of products for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Gibraltar serves a large number of customers in a variety of industries in all 50 states and throughout the world from facilities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Gibraltar’s common stock is a component of the S&P SmallCap 600 and the Russell 2000® Index.

Environmental Responsibility

Appleton Supply Company is dedicated to reducing waste in addition to improving our business processes to be more environmentally friendly. We have collaborated with both of our vendors and customers to help reduce our impact on the environment. The importance of environmental responsibility is promoted to all of our employees while on the job and in day to day life. Materials used in our manufacturing and other business process are recycled and can be recycled continuously for years to come.