We are committed to setting the standard for quality in our industry and earning the respect of our customers, employees and suppliers.  Our goal is to ensure that every job is done right the first time.

– Jess Ruf, President


Neiman Reed Lumber Co., founded in 1948, is a leading wholesale distributor of lumber and panel products. We are located in the San Fernando Valley in the northern portion of Los Angeles, California. Our five-acre distribution center in Panorama City is best known as “America’s Largest Stocking Distributor of Pine Commons”—our specialty.

Our vast wholesale distribution yard caters to an endless list of industrial users of forest products as well as retail lumber yards and lumber wholesalers. The facility is a busy hub of incoming trucks, containers, vans and railcars from many corners of the world. We boast one of the most extensive and diversified inventories in the industry including pine commons, fir and spruce boards (including Euro spruce), millwork grades of Douglas fir and pine, kiln-dried, heat-treated softwood dimension, furring strips, and imported/domestic panel products.

Our fleet of delivery trucks head out daily to many points in southern California and extends to central California, northern Mexico and Arizona. Our team of trading professionals works closely with operational personnel to ensure next-day deliveries on nearly 90% of orders processed.

Neiman Reed, with headquarters in Chatsworth, California, is headed by owner-President Jess Ruf. With our affiliated companies, including home-center chain DIY Home Center and luxury outdoor-furniture chain Patioworld, we employ over 400 dedicated employees in California.
Neiman Reed is strongly committed to excellence in customer satisfaction with our staff of knowledgeable and experienced people to complement our vast stock of quality products and top-rated service.

Neiman Reed’s operation in Panorama City is a wholesale distribution yard serving industrial users of softwood lumber and panels as well as serving retail lumber yards and other wholesalers.  As a large wholesale operation, we are NOT open to the general public.
Our inventory mix is geared to industrial applications such as crates, furniture, movie set construction, doors and windows, etc.  We do not carry building materials and construction-type of lumber for contractors.

Our target customers use full-units of lumber and plywood, often times in full truckload quantities.  Our general service area includes most of southern and central California, northern Mexico and Arizona.

Neiman Reed is a name synonymous with service and integrity. We are keenly focused on meeting our customer needs each day by building strong ties with both suppliers and customers. As our industry is dictated by the laws of supply and demand, we work diligently to have the vast inventory available, priced competitively, to ensure next-day deliveries for most orders.

We pledge to be good listeners, to act responsively, and to come to you when you need us. We appreciate long-standing business relationships. By building these relationships and understanding the dynamics of a fast-changing marketplace, Neiman Reed pledges to be poised for the challenges of the future.

– Ed Langley, Senior Vice President

Founded in 1948

Neiman Reed Lumber is a company with a rich history in the lumber industry, Los Angeles area and family legacy.  We encourage you to browse our story and learn more about the company.


East area of the lumber yard.


Lumber yard in the San Fernando Valley, CA.

Neiman Reed Lumber Co

Lumber yard aerial photo.