Lumber Liquidators was founded in 1993 in Stroughton, Massachusetts, by Tom Sullivan. Sullivan was working as a building contractor when he began purchasing excess wood from other builders, and reselling it out of the back of his truck. The first retail location opened in 1996 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Over the next 10 years, the company kept opening new stores to meet the growing demand. As of 2016, the company has locations in 46 states and employs approximately 1,000 persons. Wood is now purchased from mills, rather than the extra from building sites. Today, the company specializes in solid and engineered hardwood, laminate flooring, bamboo flooring, cork flooring and resilient vinyl flooring, and butcher blocks. Samples are always available, as well as necessary moldings, accessories and tools.
Lumber Liquidators guarantees that all their wood is from sustainable harvesting and is first class wood, not factory seconds. Company headquarters are now located in Toano, Virginia.