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Our Story

Suburban Lumber was founded in 1958 by Joe Flynn and John Plotz – and is still family owned and operated. Decades of experience and our philosophy of continuous improvement makes Suburban a collaborative, reliable, and flexible partner to help you reach your building goals.


Suburban’s lumber yard serves customers in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Robins, Ely, Fairfax, North Liberty, Iowa City and throughout all of eastern Iowa. The majority of materials are delivered to the jobsite with our large fleet of trucks and material handling equipment.

Our People

Careers at Suburban lumber

Interested in joining the Suburban Lumber team and learning about the professional building trades? Our current job listings are below.

Inside Sales Representative

Job Description

Suburban Lumber Company is seeking a highly motivated individual for Inside Sales and customer support in a fast-paced environment. Prefer 1-3 years sales or building material background.

Job Duties:

  • Provide Sales and customer service support for walk-in and house accounts.
  • Educating customers on products and services
  • Answer and follow up on telephone inquiries.
  • Light estimating – Perform takeoffs and quoting for projects, windows, doors, decks, garages, and roofs.
  • Provide support to the outside sales representatives as needed.
  • Gather hardware items for delivery.
  • Maintain showroom.


  • High School diploma with a 2-year degree preferred.
  • 1-year minimum sales or building material experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Suburban Lumber Company is a locally owned and operated company serving Eastern Iowa since 1958. We offer competitive wages and benefits. To be considered please send your resume to Matt Koch via the Apply Button below.


CDL Driver

Job Description

Interested in working at Suburban Lumber? We’re currently looking for a CDL Driver to join our team. Applicants must have Class A or B CDL license with a good driving record to drive semi, boom truck, tandem flatbed, panel van and 1-ton trucks. Job consists of basic deliveries (lumber, shingles, cabinets, windows, doors, etc.) to customers in Eastern Iowa. Must have the ability to lift up to 80 pounds. Previous boom truck experience is a plus. Position is full time Monday – Friday with an occasional Saturday morning. Suburban Lumber offers great benefits including healthcare, vacation, 401k, paid holidays, and NO overnights.

Lumber Yard Associate

Job Description

Suburban Lumber has an immediate opening for a Yard Associate. We are looking for a responsible and hardworking individual with a positive attitude and good work ethic. This individual must be able to work in a Team Environment and must be able to work closely with other Yard Associates. Primary responsibility is to pull orders efficiently and accurately. Applicants must have knowledge of basic building materials and possess basic mathematical skills. Additional duties include waiting on walk-in customers, general yard cleanup, making occasional deliveries and assisting with deliveries. Forklift and previous experience is a plus, but not required.

A Pre-employment drug screen is required along with a High School Diploma/GED equivalent. Must have a valid drivers license.

Benefits include 401K, Health Insurance, Paid Holidays, Profit Sharing, and Paid Vacation. Typical hours are 7:30am – 5pm Monday through Friday

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