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About Us

Our History

Collier Building Specialties was founded in 1966 by William W. Collier with his wife, Janet. The new company acted as manufacturer's representatives in the infancy of the building specialty trade. As new products were developed, Collier Building Specialties was in the forefront of their promotion and often worked with the manufacturers on the development of new products. In 1984, Ronald E. Holden joined Collier Building Specialties and subsequently became Bill's partner and the company's President. These great leaders are no longer with us, but their philosophy of life and business, "always do the right thing," will always drive the company.

Who We Are Today

Today, Collier Building Specialties continues as a highly respected provider of building specialties products and functions as a distributor and manufacturer's representative, as well as an installing contractor. We cover all of Northern California and most Nevada counties, excluding Clark county. Owners Eileen O'Malley and Charlie Kennedy, and the highly qualified and motivated team in our San Francisco and Sacramento offices make Collier Building Specialties the leader of all things daylight and building specialties needs. 

Licensed in the states of California and Nevada, Collier Building Specialties continues to live up to our reputation in the construction industry. With a variety of nationally recognized products such as Kingspan Light + Air which is made up of the products previously known as Major Industries, CPI Daylighting, Bristolite and Solatube, as well as   Bilco, Alaco, and more, we are able to work well with architects, contractors, and developers on traditional, negotiated, and open bid projects as well as participating in the Design Build area.

Collier Building Specialties has a reputation in the industry that is built on providing service and support to both the architecture and contracting communities. We have a great team that consists of those with decades of expertise in the construction industry as well as individuals with cutting edge ideas to take the company to the future. We are here and ready to help you build a brighter tomorrow. 

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