About us

EB Buildings & Lumber Co. Inc. was started in 1960 by three brothers, Paul, Jeff, and Don Streitmatter. In the beginning the business was run from an old barn at the home site of Paul Streitmatter. Their business started out as a building business constructing machine sheds and livestock confinement buildings. Soon outgrowing the old barn, ground was purchased in Princeville and an office and storage shed was critical. As locals saw the stored lumber, EB Buildings began receiving requests to purchase materials. Soon EB Buildings was not just a buildings business; it also evolved into a lumberyard.

Most recently, EB teamed up and became a Do-it-Best partner. We wanted to further support our contractors as well as everyone else with a more diverse product selection. In October of 2011 EB opened the doors to a new Do-it-Best home center where we can do just that. We want to service your needs.

Today EB Buildings and Lumber Co. Inc. is a full retail Do-it-Best Hardware store & lumberyard along with its building business. We build anything from small yard sheds to large commercial buildings. Though ownership has changed over the years, our values and principles haven’t. We value all of our customers and will do our best to continue to serve them.

“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” – Proverbs 22:1

EB Buildings and Lumber Co. Inc. (known originally as Economy Builders & Supply Co.) was founded on a strong Christian heritage. The principles of honesty, integrity, service, and quality are central to our business. We have grown and succeeded because of loyalty, good service, and the dedication of our employees.