History

Star Building Materials is a family owned and operated business that started out in 1972 as a part-time used building materials business.  Hershell and Nancy Freeman started the company and called it Star Used Building Materials. They let their 3 small children name the business.  Since the children just happened to have a pony whose name was Star, they obviously thought this was the perfect name. The Freeman’s ran it from a rented lot on Florence Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio and worked there on weekends. It eventually became a full-time business and the Freemans were able to purchase the property. In 1984 they purchased property in Florence, Kentucky and opened up current Star Building Materials on Dixie Hwy. Their son David Freeman and Daughter JoEllen Thompson have been with the company for quite some time and are also owners of the business. Their other Daughter Donna from a very young age wanted to be a Nurse.  Hershell and Nancy always encouraged their children to follow their dreams and today she is a Nurse Practitioner. Today, three generations of Freeman’s now work at the company with the recent addition of David’s daughter Amanda. The company added another location in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2004. In 2008 they purchased property and built a new store in Fairfield, Ohio moving the Cincinnati location there. The Freeman’s have engraved a great passion for the Construction Industry into their children. This passion is obvious by looking at the wall of Antique brick at the Florence location. They have been avid collectors of antique brick since starting the business. They take great pride in their business and strive to offer the best products at the best prices and all while giving you the absolute best customer service.

(Hershell & Nancy Freeman, JoEllen Thompson, David Freeman)