Our Story

From 1923 and counting.

AB Lewis is a leading hardwood importer and supplier, one of the few independent timber companies to survive and thrive.

A specialist importer and distributor of sawn and processed quality hardwoods, solid and engineered wood flooring, the company is situated near the Liverpool docks and has a nationwide distribution base, servicing the UK and overseas.

The firm is proud to be certified against the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) chain of custody standards.

Timber is in the bones of the Lewis family.

Ted Lewis, the grandfather of current managing director James, joined the timber trade in Liverpool in 1923 with a company called Hunter Fowles & Co Ltd, where he rose through the ranks to eventually own and manage the business. James’ father and uncle, Tony and Brian, managed the business after their father passed away. The two brothers later sold the business and started AB Lewis Ltd in 1976.

The AB Lewis team is a stable one, with unrivalled length of experience and knowledge of the timber trade. Between them they have over 150 years in the timber business.

The firm has the same principles now as those that were applied in 1923 – a commitment to source, import and supply the best quality hardwood to customers at a competitive price and delivered on time.

The Lewis family. Above – Ted Lewis, Tony Lewis and Brian Lewis. Below – James Lewis.