About Us


Sterling Building Materials has been serving the New England construction trades since 1946 when my grandfather, John Wills Sr., purchased Sterling Fiber.  This began an ongoing, three generation, building materials wholesale business.  The company, which started out making black out shades during times of war, has evolved into distributing residential and commercial insulation products as well as waterproofing materials.

In January of 2016, my father, John Wills Jr. passed away at the age of 87.  It was through his many years of managing Sterling with integrity, determination and intelligent business acumen that has allowed me the honor of carrying on the family business.  I will always be grateful for the opportunity that I had to work alongside my father for 30 years.  He ingrained in me the values and business beliefs that he learned from his father.  Namely, to treat both suppliers and customers with honesty, respect and attentiveness.  We will continue to carry on this tradition for as long as our customers give us the opportunity to serve their needs.


John Wills III
Sterling Building Materials, Inc.