Farrell Evans opened Thrifty Building Supply in 1984 in Collierville, TN after spending the first part of his career working for a building products distributor. At that time, Farrell sold discount, shop-grade materials for sheds and similar structures. Since then, we expanded our product offerings and some of the biggest home builders in west Tennessee and north Mississippi have trusted us to help them deliver on their commitments to their clients.

While you can find lumber and supplies anywhere, what you won’t find is the high quality of service you get from the Thrifty team. Our personable and professional team goes above and beyond our customers’ expectations daily. In addition to our industry knowledge (over 1,000 years combined), our associates are with you every step of the way – from initial design to project completion – providing personalized service with customized solutions.

Our sales staff can act as on-site superintendents to help you concentrate on building. They’ll help make sure you have all the materials you need precisely when you need them so that you can complete your project on time, on budget and to your customers’ expectations.

While our business focus has changed from a small, discount (thrifty) building supply company in Collierville, to being the premier provider of building supplies in the Mid-South, one thing will never change — our ability to put our customer’s needs first.



We’ve built our business over the past three decades by focusing on our values of:

Our faith in God is central to who we are and how we conduct business. We strive to honor God in everything we do.

We strive to conduct business with the utmost honesty and integrity towards our customers and employees. We are committed to doing what is right and will be respectful of others.

You can count on us to fulfill our obligation as a supplier of the highest quality building materials; and that we meet the high standard that we set for ourselves.

Our business is built on service — to our customers, employees, families and community. Here to serve others for the glory of the Kingdom of God.

We value the family unit in its most basic form and try to create a familial and welcoming atmosphere in the workplace — for both our employees and our customers