Lumber & Building Supplies
For Indiana Contractors & Homeowners

Since 1905

Von Tobel supplies quality building materials for new construction and remodeling projects.

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Von Tobel is a 100% employee owned business built on a solid foundation of core values that drives the company’s behavior and decision-making.

We add value to the building products we sell by employing a knowledgeable and friendly team of professionals. We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding level of customer service. Our goal is to treat our customers in such a way that they will always choose Von Tobel for their projects, no matter how big or small.

Von Tobel serves customers throughout Northwest Indiana, West Central Indiana, Chicagoland, and Southwest Michigan.

We have extensive lumber yards and retail spaces in Valparaiso, Michigan City, Schererville and Lafayette.

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Our History

Our company started doing business in Francesville, Indiana in 1905. 

  • The business expanded to Lafayette, Indiana in 1959.
  • In 1965, the Valparaiso, Indiana location was opened.
  • In 1980, we added Warehouse Carpets to the Valparaiso location.
  • The Michigan City store was added in 1987.
  • The Schererville, Indiana store was added in 1996.
  • In 2007, Warehouse Carpets merged into the Valparaiso operation.

In 1999, the Von Tobel Family sold 30% of the ownership of the Von Tobel Corporation to its employees and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) was established.

The primary purpose of this plan is to enable participating employees of the Von Tobel Corporation to share in the growth and prosperity of the company.

In December 2002, the Von Tobel Family sold the balance of the Company to the employees creating a 100% employee owned company.

Von Tobel employee assisting customer in window department

Our Mission

It is Von Tobel Corp’s mission to be the premier supplier of building materials to the professional contractor and the consumer. We provide quality merchandise and services, consistent with the demands of the marketplace, at competitive prices. We will honor God and apply Christian Principles to the day-to-day management of Von Tobel Corp.

Our Vision

It is our vision to always be responsible to our customers. In meeting customers’ needs, everything we do must be of high quality and total satisfaction.  We will serve customers promptly, accurately and with integrity. We will maintain low operating costs to give the customer a fair competitive price.