Editor's Note: This story was updated on Sept. 3 and 4
The first comprehensive damage and status reports from LBM dealers affected by Hurricane Harvey have begun coming in. Here's a roundup:
* Four of Builders FirstSource's six Houston facilities were damaged, as was its facility in Rockport, Texas. "All damaged facilities should be at least partially operational this next week, but it is too soon to know when all repairs will be complete, all employees will be able to return to work, and when we will be back to normal operations," the company said.
* The Lumbermen's Association of Texas and Louisiana said the following Southeast Texas companies had zero to minimal damage: Big Z Lumber, Bohn's Building Materials, Clark's Hardwood Lumber Co., Deer Park Lumber Co., Ideal Lumber, Lodge Lumber, Montalbano Lumber, Olshan Lumbe, Olsen & Guerra Lumber, Pearland Lumber, and Woodson Lumber. Detering Lumber also reported it didn't incur any damage.
* McCoy's Building Supply President Brian McCoy said the company's Aransas Pass suffered major structural damage, including one pole building "completely gone," a drive-through building significantly damaged, and a warehouse building suffering the loss of "lots of metal." The company also took on water at its Cleveland, Dayton, and Orange stores in the greater Houston area. As of today, the Cleveland and Orange stores are closed until further notice. McCoy said the company also is keeping a close eye on the Brazoria and Richwood locations in southern Brazoria County as runoff from Harvey potentially causes local rivers to flood. Meanwhile, fellow employees at stores unaffected by the hurricane have begun collecting donations.
* At Zarsky Lumber, a unit of Kodiak Building Products, the Port Aransas faciilty incurred "significant building damage," Kodiak COO Michael Cassidy reported. But he added that mobile power and offices have been moved in and so the yard is expected to open on Tuesday, Sept. Sept. 5. Elsewhere, Zarsky's home base in Victoria had "modest damage" but was open the day after the storm. Meanwhile, flooding a few days after Harvey hit led to traffic being blocked around Zarsky's store in Wharton, but the facility there had "modest inventory damage and slight facility damage," Cassidy told PROSALES. "We expect to be fully operational when access is permitted." Meanwhile, the Zarsky facility in Corpus Christi had some damage but reopened almost immediately.
* An 84 Lumber official reported all of the dealers locations in and around Houston--including stores in Conroe, South Houston, West Houston, its engineered wood products faciility and the Houston door shop--all survived the hurricane iwith minimal or no damage.
* Parker's Building Supply locations in Palacios, Refugio, Sinton, Port Arthur and Houston had been closed due to the storm, but all have reopened and were open over the weekend, including on Sunday and Labor Day, reported a spokesman for Parker's parent company, US LBM.
* BMC reported all its facilities fine and that the yards will be back in business on Sept. 5. But the company also said that 200 of its 700 Houston-area employees were displaced from their homes. "All are safe and accounted for," the company said. "That was our first priority."
* Hardware Distribution Warehouse, a distributor based in Shreveport, La., said its Houston distribution center will resume regular operations on Sept. 5.
* Other distributors also geared up to respond to the crisis in Texas and Louisiana. "We have worked with our vendors and LMC [Lumbermens Merchandising Corp.] to move significant material into the area," Cassidy wrote., "This material started to move even prior to the end of the storm." Meanwhile, Do it Best warehouses nationwide have been routing supplies to the co-op's distribution center in Waco, Texas.
* Two other Kodiak companies with Houston operations--Factory Builder's Stores and Gulf & Basco--incurred scant damage, " but high water kept us from getting to those locations for much of this week," Cassidy said. "We expect them to be fully operational after the holiday without exception.."