Our History


Our History



Founded in 1968 by Jerrold Delaney, Distributor Service, Inc. (DSI) began as a distributor of decorative paneling to lumberyards in the Pittsburgh market. Today, DSI has grown into a regional distribution powerhouse with six locations and well over 100 employees. While Pittsburgh remains the largest center, and houses the corporate headquarters, DSI has established a significant presence in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis. In 2005, DSI expanded its operations with a sixth location in Nashville, Tennessee.

The company currently distributes over 150 different product lines from the finest manufacturers, including hardwood plywood from Columbia Forest Products, decorative laminates from Nevamar, melamine and particleboard from Uniboard. DSI also stocks over 20 species of hardwood veneer plywood in various thicknesses and sizes. These products are distributed directly to cabinetmakers, millwork shops, the store fixture industry and furniture manufacturers.

Complementing the panel products, DSI distributes a complete line of wood finishing products from M.L. Campbell. Each DSI location also has a color studio for all your custom stain matching needs. Additionally DSI offers a wide range of complimentary lines including solid surface, hardware, adhesives and abrasives.

Thanks to its vast inventories, the company can usually guarantee next day delivery and prides itself as a "one stop shop" of specialized building products in the industry.

DSI today is led by the second generation of the Delaney family. Bill serves as President, brother Steve is a Purchasing Agent, and sister Dawn is Director of Human Resources. Each of Jerrold's children remains committed to the tradition of excellence and professionalism that has been established over the years.

Since the company's start more than 35 years ago, DSI has set itself apart as the wholesale distributor that has it all- outstanding selection and product availability, competitive pricing, knowledgeable staff, and a wealth of value-added services. With a focus on customer service and by representing quality product lines, DSI is uniquely positioned for continued growth into the future.
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