Our Companies

Our Approach To Business

The roots of The Strait & Lamp Group go back nearly 100 years, and we are one of the few remaining local, family-owned businesses in our industry in central Ohio. Guided by our core principles of honesty, hard work and quality products, we have been a leading supplier to the building and construction industry.

No matter which of our six central Ohio companies you work with, we’re certain you’ll be embraced with a smile and engaged with industry specialists who can help you problem-solve the best solutions. We utilize our insight on behalf of our customers to proactively prevent factors that result in delays, scheduling problems and design errors during construction. As your construction supplier, our goal is to help you control construction costs, keep the project on schedule, and ensure the highest construction quality.

You will be resolved with our vast inventory, product diversity and service offerings and treated with respect throughout every transaction from start to finish. Our team provides accurate material take-offs and value engineering to reduce waste and increase efficiency, as well as pricing to keep your construction costs as low as possible. We provide material estimates, detailed material bids, project material estimates, and plan pick-up and return.

At The Strait & Lamp Group we understand the importance of keeping projects running on time and on budget. We offer a modern delivery fleet, material pick-up and return, on-site material placement and flexible scheduling. Our delivery service is designed to make sure you have the material you need, when you need it, to get the job done.

Discover The Strait & Lamp Group Advantage:
  • Local service from a family-owned business
  • Diverse companies providing a wide range of building solutions including three mills
  • Professional, knowledgeable sales staff
  • On-time delivery
  • Use of state-of-the-art technology to value engineer your project
  • Excellence in quality
  • Specialty products ready and available in stock
  • A level of service that is unmatched in the industry
  • Builder’s Club

Our History

Willbur C. Strait Sr.Wilbur C. Strait, Sr. and Arnold W. Lamp started Strait & Lamp Lumber Co. in 1950. Their primary market focus was to provide lumber and related materials to builders in Columbus and the surrounding counties. Following the death of Wilbur Strait in 1959, Arnold Lamp became the sole owner. In 1976, he retired and sold the company to Wilbur C. Strait Jr.

Throughout the years, The Strait & Lamp Group has made a number of changes to aggressively strengthen our position in the marketplace. In 1986, The Strait & Lamp Group purchased 5th Ave. Lumber, Linworth Lumber, and Lumbercraft. With the acquisition of Dublin Millwork, Inc. in 1990, all of the pieces were in place to meet the needs of the central Ohio builder. The expansion and update to the Lumbercraft facility in Canal Winchester, Ohio helped double the production of our floor and roof trusses, wall panels, and pre-built stairs. In 1995, Strait & Lamp Contracting was created to provide framed lumber packages as the supply for skilled labor became a problem for some of our customers. Today the installed sales program has expanded to include not only framing, but roofing, siding, exterior and interior trims.

Arnold Lamp The Strait & Lamp Group is proud of who we are and our role as a leading supplier to the building industry. From our humble beginnings to the present, the focus of The Strait & Lamp Group has always been to service the needs of the central Ohio building community.  We strive in every endeavor to increase our efficiency and pass the savings on to our customers.

We strive to be the best supplier possible and to partner with our builder customers in the pursuit of their goals; because we are keenly aware that our success depends on your success.

Contact us to learn more about The Strait & Lamp Group.