Content that inspires, teaches, introduces and challenges both trade professionals and homeowners.

You demand the highest quality construction materials and products on every job. At Riverhead Building Supply, you’ll find a vast array of superior residential and commercial construction supplies designed to make your project a success.

By: Matt Gabriel
Garage Door and Garage Door Opener Maintenance, Service and Repair

You use your garage door nearly every day, likely multiple times a day.  Keeping your garage door and garage door opener maintained and functional is key to its longevity and your safety.  If you’re looking to better understand what Services Riverhead Building Supply has visit the Installation Services page here

By: Grace Ingram
Kitchen Makeover – Getting Started

Here is a quick reminder about where Danielle and her family started and some of the frustrations with their current kitchen. The current layout has limited countertop space making meal prep a challenge, especially when 2 people are working at the same time.  There is dead space in the corner near the stove/oven and they feel like they’re losing valuable storage space.

By: Gael Harden
Residential Construction – Business Outlook for 2021

Construction is off to a good start in 2021, and Riverhead Building Supply is optimistic about the home building industry for the rest of the year.

By: Gael Harden
In the Words of Our Winners

Check back as we show how this design comes together with the help of Shannon Raposa of the Riverhead Building Supply design showroom.

By: Gael Harden
Kitchen Makeover Contest Winners

Thank you to all who entered our contest, and for sharing your photos and stories with us.  From kitchens with crazy layouts to those with extremely dated cabinetry, there were all kinds of rooms with unique stories for our panel to consider.
We saw everything, from 1950s-era time capsules to tiny cottage kitchens. There were even some kitchens with barely any cabinetry at all.

By: Eric Goodale
Meet the Kitchen Designers

When complete, you want a kitchen design that is pleasing to look at, yet the room must check all your boxes for form and function, which is where the talent of our designers shines. Here are comments from each about their approach to collaborating with a new client.

By: Eric Goodale
2020 Kitchen Makeover Contest

From the cabinets and countertops, to the light fixtures and the floor, there are plenty of kitchens out there just begging to be energized by a new design. Show us a picture and explain why your kitchen needs to be updated, and you could win our Tired-to-Inspired kitchen photo contest.

By: Eric Goodale
You Can Support Residential Construction

The Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI) is your local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the New York State Builders Association (NYSBA). LIBI is the region’s largest trade association representing our single and multi-family home-builders. The organization works tirelessly for you and for all of us in the residential construction industry.

By: Gael Harden
DeWalt Bare Tools and Batteries: Over 25 Cordless Tools On Sale

From November 1 through the end of the year, we have great deal on DeWalt bare tools that is hard to beat. Buy any 2 DeWalt bare tools from our list, and receive a battery kit with it, at no extra charge.

By: Eric Goodale
October’s Dynamic Duo: Special Offers from James Hardie and GAF

October is our month for wicked good savings on James Hardie siding, trim, and accessories. Be sure to place your order through the end of the month, to get the best deals around!

By: Gael Harden
Think Purple and Pink – Walk to End Alzheimer’s

It was a beautiful day at Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank on Saturday, September 28, as the Riverhead Building Supply team stepped out on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

By: Gael Harden
RBS Exterior Extravaganza Sale!

Save 10% on your purchase of any James Hardie exterior products at all Riverhead Building Supply locations. That 10% adds up to tremendous savings on popular HardiePlank® lap siding, HardieShingle® siding, HardiePanel® vertical siding, HardieTrim® boards and more.

By: Gael Harden
Replacement Windows: A Quick Guide

Where do you start on the road to replacement windows? With all of the choices available, it’s hard to decide. Let Riverhead Building Supply be your GPS – you tell us where you want to go, and we’ll give you the step by step directions to make sure you get there.

By: Eric Goodale
Save Big on Exterior Portfolio Vinyl Siding

Updating the exterior of your home is easy with Exterior Portfolio vinyl siding. If you’re not sure where to start, try the Dream Designer tool. Using the Dream Designer, you can select a home style that most closely matches your own, or even upload a photo of your home

By: Eric Goodale
The Midsummer Decking Sale Ends July 28th!

If you have been thinking about adding or replacing a porch or deck, now is the time to do it. Our midsummer decking sale includes savings on some of our best railing kits and color matched fasteners, too

By: Gael Harden
How to Care for Wood Floors

When it comes to floor surface coverings, natural hardwood flooring is a favorite choice. Hardwood floors are timeless and strong and create a sense of warmth and luxury. Wood floors add enduring beauty to all types of homes and can meet the needs of you and your family’s busy lifestyles.

By: Gael Harden
Must-Have Tools for Everyone

Spring and summer are popular seasons for home improvements. If you’ve got a bunch of interior and exterior tasks on your to-do list, put some power behind your projects with these must-have power tools.

By: Gael Harden
RBS’s PreHung Doors | Build Smarter, Build Better Series

Quality control is important to us, and it is imperative to you. We found that getting door orders shipped in from different suppliers added too much handling to the materials, and too much potential for damage. Sometimes pre-hung doors arrived racked and skewed and out of square.

By: Gael Harden
RBS Same Day Delivery | Build Smarter, Build Better Series

We are asked often about our motto, Build Smarter. Build Better. It’s not just a string of words that we threw together. That phrase is a guiding principle for you, as much as it is for us. You have much to gain by using the smartest methods, tools, and operations.

By: Gael Harden
RBS Premium Lumber | Build Smarter, Build Better Series

Today’s homeowner is a smart and diligent person, with access to global resources in the palm of their hand. Your clients have done their homework, and know the basics of what is going on behind the drywall.

By: Gael Harden
Kitchen Remodel Series Part Four: Kitchen Remodel Timeline

So far, our Kitchen Design blog series has covered how to plan your renovation with a kitchen designer, how to determine your kitchen style and what factors affect a kitchen’s budget. Now comes the fun part – putting all your visions and designs together and setting the dates to execute your dream kitchen remodel!

By: Gael Harden
Building the Dream with Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk

When it comes to residential construction, what better partnership for a building materials supplier than to join forces with Habitat for Humanity? The Riverhead Building Supply affiliation with Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk started in the late ‘80s, with chapter director Roger Metcalf first meeting with Edgar Goodale to share Habitat for Humanity’s goal of helping deserving families to realize their dream of home ownership.

By: Gael Harden
Kitchen Remodel Series Part Three: The Factors that Determine Costs

One of the first things people do when they are thinking about a kitchen remodel is to look for ideas online. It’s hard not to fall in love with all those picture-perfect kitchens on Pinterest and Houzz. If you are just starting the kitchen renovation process, you may be wondering if you will be able to afford your own dream kitchen.

By: Gael Harden
Rose’s Care and Share: Hundreds of Coats, Hats, Toys Donated to Children in Need

Rose’s Care and Share, a charitable organization that assists children and families in need, is named in honor of Riverhead Building Supply coworker Rosemary Densieski. Rose died in a tragic auto accident in 2001. Through the efforts of her family, friends, and coworkers, Rose’s Care & Share was created to continue her spirit of giving and helping the community.

By: Gael Harden
Kitchen Remodel Series Part Two: How to Determine Your Kitchen Style

The first blog post in the Kitchen Design series, Planning Your Renovation with a Kitchen Designer, talked about the importance of finding the right kitchen designer for your kitchen remodel and what to expect at your initial meeting.

By: Gael Harden
Kitchen Remodel Series Part One: Planning Your Renovation with a Kitchen Designer

A kitchen renovation may seem daunting – but don’t be overwhelmed. Riverhead Building Supply is here to help! This is part one of our Kitchen Remodel Series. In this series, we will offer you the best advice in the industry when it comes to planning and navigating through the design process.

By: Gael Harden
Wicked Good Exterior Portfolio® Siding Sale Now Through Halloween

Is your siding looking a little scary? Don’t let your home be the creepy one on the block. Now is the perfect time to give your home a makeover by replacing your siding! Riverhead Building Supply is running a sale on all stock and special order Exterior Portfolio siding and accessories from now until Halloween.

By: Gael Harden
Riverhead Building Supply Acquires RI-Based United Builders Supply

Riverhead Building Supply, a 14-unit family-owned lumber and building materials dealer with locations in NY and RI announces they will acquire the assets of United Builders Supply, a 4-unit full-service LBM dealer with a solid reputation and a respected position in their market.

By: Gael Harden
5 Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Perception is everything and first impressions count. That’s why your home’s curb appeal is so important.

By: Gael Harden
Learn and Create at Ladies’ Night

There are so many home repairs, home décor projects and basic construction jobs that are easy to tackle when you have the knowledge and the right tools. At Ladies’ Night, you’ll have the opportunity to share ideas, learn from others, and get familiar with power tools that come in handy at home.

By: Gael Harden
Happy Anniversary to our Team Members!

At over 600 employees strong, it is sometimes tough to give every employee the individual recognition they deserve. That’s why twice a year, the Riverhead Building Supply team comes together for a “Years of Service” event to honor employees who have celebrated a milestone work anniversary during the previous six-month period.

By: Gael Harden
Pergolas – Picturesque & Practical for Any Backyard

Pleasant weather brings everyone outdoors. Is your deck or patio as inviting as you’d like it to be? If you are looking for a unique and affordable way to add distinctive style to your outdoor space, consider the pergola. Also known as a patio trellis, pergolas are a simple architectural feature that can dramatically enhance the beauty of your backyard, while also providing functional benefits.

By: Gael Harden
Popular Types of Fencing For Contractors and Homeowners

Are you thinking of installing a fence for protection, privacy, or curb appeal? Riverhead Building Supply has a variety of fencing materials and accessories for contractors and homeowners. Whether you need safety fencing for a construction site or want to add a finishing touch to your landscape, we have the types of fencing for everything you need.

By: Gael Harden
Save Big at our Mid-Summer Decking Sale

Our Mid-Summer Decking Sale is in full swing. You still have time to stop by your local Riverhead Building Supply to save up to hundreds of dollars. The sale will continue through the week with Saturday, July 28th being the last day.

By: Gael Harden
Roof Maintenance Tips for DIY Homeowners

A home’s roof is one of its most important features because it stands as the home’s first line of defense against the elements. A properly installed and maintained roof will help protect the interior of the home against excessive moisture, wind-blown debris, and other risks that could potentially damage the home.

By: Gael Harden
Colors of the Hamptons by PPG Paints Exclusively at Riverhead Building Supply

On the East End of Long Island, New York lies one of the country’s most popular seaside communities, the esteemed Hamptons. It is a place all its own. It has its own culture. It has its own atmosphere. And, it has its own color palette.

By: Gael Harden
Giving Tools as Gifts for Father’s Day

Dads can be difficult to buy for, and with Father’s Day fast approaching, time is running out if you haven’t already picked him up something special this year. But one thing that any dad will always appreciate is a new tool. Even if it’s a new “tool” gadget he has never heard about, he’ll be sure to love it. Why? Because dads love working with (and looking at) tools

By: Gael Harden
National Home Improvement Month

May is National Home Improvement Month and Riverhead Building Supply wants to help you get into the action. Whether you are a homeowner or a professional builder or contractor, we have the expert advice, products and services you need to successfully complete your next project.

By: Gael Harden
Black Kitchen Hardware 2018 Kitchen Trend

Choosing the right type of hardware for your kitchen cabinets and drawers can be difficult. There are so many options! Not to mention that kitchen hardware trends come and go so quickly, it can be hard to keep up. One year everyone is installing brass hardware, a few years later it’s all about nickel, and soon chrome is the new star.

By: Matt Gabriel
Marvin Designer Black Interior Finish for Windows & Doors

Ready to make a bold statement in your home? Install Marvin windows and doors with the Designer Black painted interior finish.

By: Gael Harden
Spring Outdoor Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring is here and that means it’s time to go outside and start enjoying the warmer weather. But before you fire up the barbeque, it’s important to take care of some outdoor home maintenance tasks.

By: Gael Harden
8 Reasons Why Open Shelving in Kitchens Works

For the past few years, one of the most popular kitchen design trends has been open shelving. With open kitchen shelving, dishes and serving pieces come out from behind closed cabinet doors and are showcased artfully, like items on a bookshelf.

By: Matt Gabriel
Coastal Kitchen Design in a Caribbean Hue

Kitchen & bath designer Mikayla Valois of Riverhead Building Supply knew this coastal kitchen design was going to be a fun project as soon as she stepped into the client’s home to measure. Her eye was immediately drawn to the most incredible chairs at the dining table. “They were fun, funky, and colorful,” says Mikayla.

By: Gael Harden
Eclectic Urban Kitchen Design

For this space, the client wanted a crossover look that would showcase her attraction to traditional elements but would also complement her eclectic flare. The Riverhead Building Supply Kitchen Design team recommended Tedd Wood Cabinetry’s semi-custom line, Landmark for this urban kitchen design.