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As Central Virginia’s premiere building supplier, Better Living Building Supply is dedicated to providing the latest in quality building materials to our customers. Visit one of our two full service lumber yards to see what we have in store for you. See some of our featured builders

Building Materials / Kitchen Custom Cabinets / Custom Millwork

Better Living Inc.

Better Living Building Supply is Charlottesville’s independent building supply store located at 3450 Berkmar Drive in Charlottesville and 136 Better Living Drive off Route 250 West in Zion Crossroads. We offer a full range of building products such as Andersen windows and doors, DeWalt and Milwaukee power tools, and much more at competitive prices.

Better Living Building Supply in Charlottesville features a wide selection of kitchen and bath cabinets along with a huge selection of popular countertop surfaces in your choice of style and price. Choose from our huge selection of solid surfaces, to elegant marble and granite counter tops, to eco-friendly products.

custom cabinets

Our modern day Millshop with Old World service has crafted some of the finest millwork in Virginia. Highly regarded for authentic period restoration, Better Living is proud to have shared in the renovations of many historic sites and plantation homes throughout Central Virginia.

About Us

Founded in 1893

In 1960 a furniture store was opened. In 2016 after 56 years the furniture store was closed to allow the company to focus on what it did best, building materials, stairs, interior doors, custom millwork, and kitchen cabinets.

In 1969, the company officially changed its’ name from Charlottesville Lumber to Better Living, Inc. to reflect the continued expansion of products and services.

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Better Living

In 2007 an additional lumberyard was constructed near Zions Crossroads in Troy, Virginia to help better serve our customers in Central Virginia. In 2010 our Custom Mill Shop moved to a new LEED certified facility in Troy.


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Giving back to our Community

Compassion and caring for those in need extends from Better Living through our employees and vendors.

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