Building material provider in STX
built on history, built on family, built on trust

Serving the RGV_Since 1969

A Rich History And Bright Future

  • Present Day

    Matt’s Building Materials operates 3 locations (and counting), employs over 180 employees, has a fleet of over 22 delivery vehicles to support the ongoing demand, and is a local leader in many categories – Lumber, plywood, insulation, roofing, paint, water heaters, flooring, & many more.

  • 2015 New Venture & Bright Future

    Matt’s Building Materials opens it first new location in over 47 years off of the expressway in Palmview with the aid and direction of this sons & co-owners – Jeremy, Isaac, & Ben. Danny’s youngest son, Ben, becomes the General Manager of the new location.

  • 2008 Blessing Continued

    Matt’s Building Materials sees an increase in business of 3% during the 2008 housing market crash where competitors in the same market were losing 20-50% of business during the same time. When asked about the situation as to why the increase in business Danny has no clue. His response is, “we are blessed beyond what we know.”

  • 2002 New Ownership

    Danny and his wife, Diana Smith purchase locations from owner Ira Matt. Take over all operations and ownership. Name is changed to “Matt’s Building Materials”.

  • 1999 Faith Rewarded

    Danny, feeling strongly about his faith, decides to close on Sundays even with increases in competition. Expecting a loss in sales, Danny hopes & prays for the best, but something unexpected happens – instead of a decrease in sales there was actually an increase in sales. More business was done in 6 days instead of 7. Business continues.

  • 1975 Beginning of an Era

    Ira Matt, becomes owner of Pharr & San Benito locations. He renames locations to – “Matt’s Cash & Carry Building Materials”. Danny Smith is brought in to aid in managing, purchasing, marketing, & overseeing operations of both locations. Matt’s selling philosophy - Matt’s decides to be the only lumberyard and building materials store to cater to the Hispanic community. People think that they are crazy for doing so. (Needless to say, Matt’s is the only business of its kind still in operation today)

  • 1967 Disaster Strikes

    September 20th, 1967 Hurricane Beulah slams lower South Texas with hurricane force winds and massive flooding causing catastrophic damage to homes all over south Texas. Just after, “Valley Cash & Carry Building Materials” are created in Pharr & San Benito.



Our Leadership
  • 01

    Co-Owner / C.E.O.

    Danny Smith

    Danny is the heart and soul of the company. No one person has had as much of an impact as...

  • 02

    Co-Owner / Chief Financial Officer

    Oscar Sandoval

    In 1976 Oscar was a high school teacher at PSJA and a brand new father. Looking for ways...

  • 03

    Co-Owner / Chief Operations Officer

    Luis Mancillas

    Luis Mancillas is one of the owners of the company. He didn’t start there though. The su...

  • 04

    Co-Owner / General Manager

    Jeremy Smith

    Jeremy is the oldest of the three brothers. Rather than start his career at Matt’s, Jerem...

  • 05

    Co-Owner / Head of Purchasing

    Isaac Smith

    Isaac, like his brothers, grew up living and breathing the business. Starting off in the ...

  • 06

    Co-Owner / General Manager

    Ben Smith

    As the youngest of three brothers, Ben had big shoes to fill. Learning the different depar...

  • 07

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

    Hilda Villarreal

    Hilda is one of the key employees that keeps Matt’s Building Materials operating on a dail...

  • 08

    Store Manager / Sales Manager / Contractor Sales

    David Castillo

    David has been with the company for over 23 years. Demonstrating a strong work ethic, he h...

  • 09

    Contractor Sales

    Enrique Carrizales

    After 10 years of being with the company, Enrique is one of Matt’s best salesmen. With a ...

  • 10

    Contractor Sales

    Sergio Briseno

    Sergio has been with the company since 2006. Like many of their best employees, Sergio st...

  • 11

    Assistant Store Manager

    Cristal Garcia

    Working at Matt’s Building Materials is kind of like adopting a second family. Ask Crista...

  • 12

    Marketing Director

    Nathan Cain

    Nathan Cain is the marketing director of Matt’s Building Materials, and a former award win...

"If we don't earn the business we don't deserve the business. Do everything with integrity. Do it the right way. The only way to be successful is to please our customers."

Danny Smith, CEO
Our Mission Statement

Our values stand strong & true.

Since 1969 Matt’s has been a destination for building materials. We purchase the best quality products and price them competitively. We support our communities and create meaningful relationships with those around us. We exist to pass our blessings on to others.

Because We Care

"We are to pass our blessings on to others" -Danny Smith, CEO

We are grateful to the community that has supported our business year in and year out. We are passionate about many causes and love to help our community grow and thrive. Matt's is happy to offer a helping hand when and where we can.

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