From 400 square feet in 1950, Babel’s Paint and Decorating stores have grown to five locations. With more than 30 employees – Babels is pleased to continue its path of growth, success and service to the community.

In March 2016, Babel’s Paint & Decorating was acquired by National Lumber Company. Although the ownership has changed, after 66 years in business, Babel’s continues to operate as usual — same products, same employees and, most importantly, the same personal and knowledgeable service.

Vic Babel searched for two years to find the right company to take over, and continue the Babel’s legacy. Like Babel’s, National Lumber is a family business that understands the values of their employees and their customers. Vic and Babel’s complete management team are settling into their new roles, with new opportunities as part of the larger National Lumber team.

National Lumber has been operating as a family owned and operated regional contractor lumberyard for over 80 years, as well as being a leading Benjamin Moore paint dealer. If one of our five Babel’s locations is not convenient for you, we encourage you to visit a National Lumber location for Benjamin Moore Paints with expert service in Mansfield, Newton, New Bedford, Berlin, Salem and Gardner.

National Lumber has become the largest and best independent distributor of building materials in New England by earning their customers’ business one transaction at a time. We look forward to showing you how our team will do the same for you, by keeping the best of Babel’s and adding the best of National Lumber.

On behalf of Vic and the whole team, we hope you will stop in to visit us soon.