Bird Ladder and Equipment Co., Inc.

St. Francis, Wisconsin 53235
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Our Story

Bird Ladder Co was established in 1929 as a manufacturer of wood planks and ladders in Chicago Illinois. Charles Carlson purchased the business in 1954 and continued to manufacture wood products at our Chicago location until 1970. The rising costs of raw materials and liability insurance forced us to switch from manufacturing to distribution.

We chose to distribute Werner Ladders, who at the time, manufactured ladders nearby. In 1993 we were recognized by Werner ladder as a member of their 100 mile club, which is selling 528,000 feet of climbing products. Presently we are in the top 2% of Werners' Industrial distributors.

Over the last 63 years our product lines have grown significantly from ladders. Currently we provide products and services  ranging from abrasives to wall jacks. In November of 2016 we moved to our current location in St. Francis.  We have a large showroom featuring the products we sell with a total of 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse.  We pride ourselves in having a large inventory to serve the contractor.  

We take great pride in our customer service and product knowledge. Bird Ladder & Equipment is your one stop shop for all of your needs. We will be able to answer any questions you may have, and can help you find what you are looking for.  We also offer safety training for ladders, scaffolding and fall protection.

Bird Ladder is still family owned and operated, and is proud to support our employees' families, providing health insurance and living wages. Charles Carlson (1929-2004) felt this was important when he ran this business, and we believe it is important today.

In November of 2016 we moved to our current location in St. Francis.  We have a large showroom featuring the products we sell with a total of 20,000 sq. ft.

Bird Ladder & Equipment Co., Inc. has been listed in the Blue Book since 1997.

What We Do

Products and Services

Blue Book Network Classifications

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Company Information

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1975
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Associations & Memberships

NARI (National Assn. of the Remodeling Industry)
SAIA (Scaffold & Access Industry Assn.)
Scaffold Training Institute
STAFDA (Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Assn.)

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