About Us

JC Smith Inc established in Syracuse, NY in 1976. A family business that has grown over the 40+ years to six locations. Syracuse, Albany, Ithaca, Rochester, Vestal and Whitesboro. A supply and rental warehouse that caters to all sorts of clients, in various different industries. The business currently has three generations of family members involved, along with many dedicated employees.

Sales, Service, Signs & Rental, JC Smith Inc has turned into a “one-stop shop” for many of our customers.  J.C. Smith Inc is divided up into several departments; Rental, Service & Repairs, Parts, Fasteners, Lasers and the Signage/Apparel Department. Please stop in to any of our locations! You will be greeted with friendly and knowledgeable service.

Thank You!

Sincerely, Team JC Smith Inc

Our History

John C Smith, Jr. worked over 20 years for a local construction supply company before he founded JC Smith, Inc., in May of 1976, with the help of his wife, Josephine, and 3 sisters, Vivian, Georgiana, and Elaine. Today, John is 90, and still active in the Company as an advisor. Throughout the years the Company has grown to become one of the largest independently owned Construction Supply houses in Upstate New York, with locations in Syracuse, Albany, Whitesboro, Rochester, Vestal, and Ithaca. Current Owners are John’s family, Joanne C Reed (Smith), CEO, Mary S Smith, President, and Jeffrey C Smith, Vice President. The next generation is already in place working and preparing to manage JC Smith, Inc., as successors.

Mission Statement

We strive to provide quality personal service, knowledge, new products, information and training, to assist all of our customers in completing their construction projects, as a Homeowner, Contractor, Municipality, or other business.

What we do for you

Although our retail stores may not be open 24/7, our website is. Enjoy online shopping at your convenience

Our contractors demand the best. We carry only reliable, proven products to meet the demands of our industry.

In-stock orders are shipped weekdays same or next day.

Need help? We’re here for you. No robots here, only real live people. Seriously.

1000’s of satisfied customers. Just look around the web at our reviews.