Read the McIlvain Lumber book written in 1948 for our 150th anniversary.

The strong roots of the Alan McIlvain Co., located 10 miles south of Philadelphia, have proven sturdy over the 218-year span that the firm has been in business.

When Hugh McIlvain, a Quaker of Scotch-Irish descent, opened the doors of his lumber company in 1798, in Philadelphia, he planted seeds that would continue to grow for generations to come.

Specializing in FAS grade 4/4 through 16/4 Northern Appalachian and Imported Hardwoods, the Alan McIlvain Co. leans on its history and convenient location for t