About DBS

Selecting the right supply company is critical to the success of any building or renovation project. professional builders and homeowners alike have relied on DBS to provide a supplier experience that accentuates materials selection, quality-value and personalized service.
Founded in 1983, Dartmouth Building Supply (DBS) has evolved into one of the largest independent family-owned-and-operated building material suppliers in Southeastern Massachusetts. Company headquarters is conveniently located in North Dartmouth on a 16-acre parcel just off Interstate 195.

Company History

DBS Founder and CEO, Joe Delgado, began his entrepreneurial career as a drywall contractor. Out of necessity, he developed into a drywall dealer in order to ensure his growing business an uninterrupted supply of quality materials.

Thirty-five plus years later, Joe leads a multi-million dollar operation consisting of a core building materials supply business with an on-site millwork facility.

As CEO, Joe Delgado reflects, “Our customers have come to expect superior quality materials, timely deliveries and professional service from DBS. Going forward, we anticipate future expansions and ongoing improvements will optimize operations and further our reputation for excellence.”

DBS’s Millwork Division operates within 54,000 square foot millwork facility and warehouse specifically designed to deliver quality millwork products. The DBS Millwork facility consists of a team of talented craftspeople, experienced millwork design professionals and specialized woodworking equipment to help provide some of the more complex custom items needed to complete your project. We strive to have stock products that keep up with current design trends. Along with our large inventory of stock mouldings and stair parts our Millwork experts can also help design and source pre-assembled staircases or assist in selecting the correct products for your project. Our team can also aid in creating or sourcing replication mouldings, curved mouldings and handrails, custom exterior trim details, gable decorations, special treads, custom rail profiles, pre-cut stringers, custom newels, and many other wood or PVC custom building products.
Our warehouse uses a state-of-the-art software system along with experienced staff to ensure the products are stored, bin located and are correct when they arrive here at DBS. This same system is used in dispatch in delivery, so we know where your order is even when it is in route. Our fleet services all Southeastern MA and Rhode Island to north of Boston and its suburbs 5 days a week.

Continued Growth

DBS has always been an avid leader in developing innovative ways to better serve its customers. The DBS Design Center is a prime example. Launched in 1997, the unique retail operation was the area’s first kitchen design concept store. It provides homeowners, builders, architects and interior designers with a novel shopping experience offering expert design services and a showroom with attractively displayed cabinetry, countertops, and flooring for any room in your home.

Community Involvement

As one of the area’s largest private employers, DBS has a strong sense of Community spirit and responsibility. DBS participates in numerous local events and contributes to many local school and area organizations. We are also a proud member of the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association.

Some of our Sponsorships and Affiliations:

  • New Bedford Chamber of Commerce
  • Fall River Chamber of Commerce
  • Prince Henry Society of New Bedford
  • The Rotary Club of Fall River
  • Team Noah Foundation
  • WHALE
  • Azorean Marine Heritage Society
  • Portuguese United for Education