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:

  • Faith
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Service
  • Family