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Thank You for a Fantastic Weekend in Charleston!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Destination Charleston, Featured, Relationships, William M. Bird | 0 comments

cigar factory and mills house-16William M. Bird was delighted to share our beautiful hometown of Charleston, South Carolina with our customers and manufacturing partners from March 10-12, 2017.  Our customer trip, named Destination Charleston, was a three day event filled with beautiful sites, big parties, delicious Southern cuisine, live music, gorgeous weather, and most importantly, outstanding company!

Held at The Mills House in the heart of downtown Charleston, Destination Charleston officially kicked off Friday evening with the Big Event at The Cedar Room in the historic Cigar Factory. Customers enjoyed hors d’oeuvres as they walked the perimeter of the Cedar Room viewing displays and speaking with our manufacturing partners.

cigar factory and mills house-43The evening was highlighted by a welcome speech given by President Robert Hagood, Southern dishes, prize drawings, a photo booth, and dancing to the live music of Right to Party. Of course, what would an event at a cigar factory be without professional cigar rollers out on the patio and pre-rolled cigars stamped with the Destination Charleston logo? It was an evening that won’t soon be forgotten!

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Saturday began bright and early for attendees who pre-registered for golfing and fishing excursions. The fishing boats enjoyed a sunny, breezy morning fishing the coastal waters for redfish, flounder, trout, and more before enjoying lunch on historic Shem Creek. Golfers enjoyed the beautiful Harbor Course at Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms. With its challenging design and beautiful views along the lagoons and salt marshes, this course does not disappoint. One of our manufacturing partners even scored a hole in one!

cigar factory and mills house-139Those not golfing or fishing, took the opportunity to see the sights of Charleston. Guests visited our historic plantations, browsed the shops along King Street, took in the sights at Waterfront Park and more before returning for the Saturday night Cocktail Reception on the roof of The Mills House. Here, guests had the opportunity to meet with members of William M. Bird’s customer service and finance teams, enjoy our signature cocktail, listen to live bluegrass music and enjoy a breezy evening before heading out to the Charleston restaurant of their choice.


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S35A5710On Sunday morning, guests were invited to join us for a Farewell Gospel Brunch where they were serenaded by the melodies of Spiritually Yours and presented with a Palmetto Rose, a Charleston tradition crafted by local children.


We were so thankful to welcome our customers and manufacturing partners to the home city of William M. Bird for the last 150 years and show you our Charleston! The opportunity to create lasting memories with our customers and manufacturing partners highlighted this wonderful weekend.


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Welcome to East Bay Supply Co.!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Products, Solutions | 0 comments

EAST_BAY_SUPPLY_VERTICALWe are excited to announce that our current Bird pro supply locations across the Southeast are rebranding to become East Bay Supply Co.  Since 2003, these pro shops have been dedicated to providing you with one-stop shopping service, helping you deliver timely and quality floors to your customers.

Our name change to East Bay Supply Co. signifies our deep commitment to you and your growing supply needs, with an expanded array of products and deeper inventory.  The complete rebranding of each location will take place over the next several months.

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Breck Berkey (left) with former William M. Bird president, Ben Hagood

In addition to our name change, we are excited to announce that Breck Berkey will serve as the Director of East Bay Supply Co.  Breck comes to us with 35 years experience in the supply business with 17 years as President of Ellis Flooring Sales.  We are confident Breck’s strong history in the supply business will be an asset to the growth of East Bay Supply Co.

With eleven East Bay Supply Co. locations in six states across the Southeast (and counting), we offer you quick access to top quality installation supplies.  We are proud to specialize in adhesives, floor prep materials, underlayment, installation tools, wall base, thin-sets, and much more.  We strive to provide you with everything you need from start to finish.


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Welcome to East Bay Supply Co., where hard work, integrity, and value are the driving force behind our products, service and commitment to you.  Thank you for allowing us to serve you.


Our locations:

Birmingham, AL

Braselton, GA

Greenville, SC

Knoxville, TN

Marietta, GA

Nashville, TN

Norfolk, VA

Raleigh, NC

Richmond, VA

Roanoke, VA

Charlotte, NC – opening October 19, 2015!







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Hello North Carolina and South Carolina Customers!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Products, Solutions | 0 comments


We are excited to offer this gorgeous quality, custom, American made hardwood to our customers in North Carolina and South Carolina!  The craftsmanship of HomerWood is stunning.  Each plank is hand selected from sustainable, center-cut lumber to reveal the character and unsurpassed beauty created by nature. From these planks, HomerWood handcrafts and custom designs exceptional hardwood floors for those who seek style, elegance and individuality.

Please contact your sales rep to see a sample and learn more about these fine hardwood products.

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New! Palmetto Road Waterproof Flooring

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Products | 0 comments

AQA 1208 French Oak room scene with door SmallerKitchens, bathrooms, basements and laundry rooms…the floors in these rooms not only take a lot of wear and tear from general use, but water  inevitably lands on them which could cause a problem if the wrong type of floors are installed.  What is the best flooring choice? Palmetto Road Flooring provides a great new solution for these rooms with the launch of their waterproof flooring line called the Tidewater Collection.

The entire collection features eight stunning reclaimed wood visuals making it a beautiful choice for any room. The beauty of the floors is matched by its practicality. Here is the impressive list of features and benefits:

  • Waterproof Core (no wood)
  • Resilient 2mm LVT top layer
  • 7mm overall thickness
  • FloorScore Certifiedfloorscorelogo
  • Urethane cereamic bead wear layer
  • Superior stain resistance
  • Easy to maintain
  • Lifetime residential warranty
  • 5 year commercial warranty


Palmetto Road Waterproof Flooring is available throughout the Southeast United States through William M. Bird and Southern Tile Distributors.  Displays are available for immediate shipment. Contact your sales representative for more information and to see a sample!

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Armstrong Commercial Flooring Certification Class in May

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Products, Solutions | 0 comments

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