SANTA ANA, Calif.
— Suncoast Construction Co., a San Francisco-based builder of buildings and other structures, will be available in 2018 in materials from aluminum and composite materials, its owners said Wednesday.
The company plans to offer the materials through its online store in California, said CEO Joe Karp.
“We will be making these available in California and the United States,” he said at a news conference.
Suncoaster Materials is among the top-selling building materials in the world.
It sells building materials that can be used in high-rise apartment buildings and residential buildings, and is used by construction companies and other institutions for its buildings.
Its composite materials are used in a variety of building applications, including buildings, warehouses, office buildings, residential structures, hotels and other types of buildings.
Sunroof and windows are two examples of its construction materials.
Sunrooft is among a handful of companies that sell materials for buildings.
Sunrooft, which specializes in making flexible polymers for building materials such as polyethylene and polystyrene, said it plans to start selling its new products this year.
It has been in business since 2002 and has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami.
This year, the company will start selling a series of building materials through the website, Sunroof.com, said Karp, who was named CEO in January.
In 2018, Suncoaster will start producing its aluminum and steel products.
Sunrise, a San Jose-based maker of structural, fire-resistance and roofing products, plans to be available through its website in California in materials including aluminum, titanium, stainless steel and magnesium, said co-founder and president Steve Laughlin.
Laughlin said Sunrise is also looking to bring the building materials to the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and France.
Sunrock, an Atlanta-based supplier of building and structural materials, plans in 2018 to begin selling its products through its Web site in California.
Sonic Materials is a maker of building products that includes fire-resistant roofing and window and door hardware, said Laughlin, who is also president of Sonic Materials North America.
Sonic also is looking to make its building materials available in the United states.
“It is a global business,” Laughlin said.
I am not sure if there will be a specific timeline, but we are definitely working on the website.
We are looking at what our partners in the U.S. and Canada will be able to offer,” he added.
Construction companies in the Midwest have also started using Suncoasts building materials.
The company said in a news release that it will start offering its materials through a website in 2019.
Other builders are also exploring building materials online.
Brick, a company that makes exterior and interior brick for building construction, has begun selling its building products through the site.