Ken API Supply Co.

Covington, Kentucky 41011
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Our Story

Ken/API Supply customers have access to our 9 computerized distribution centers; conveniently located throughout the region. Superior service and support in addition to our complete offering of building material and supplies gives you the advantage you need. Throughout Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and central Indiana, we are your local building material supply house. Our fleet of boom trucks, flat bed trucks, Moffett trucks and tractor trailers enables us to deliver to your most challenging job sites, the most efficient way. With over 30 years in the business we are here to assist you with all your building material needs.

Ken/API Supply is the distributor of choice for both commercial and residential building products. Our customers include the large construction companies, as well as the home owners; there is no job to big or too small. We also provide delivery for the big box stores in our markets. We have been selected by many of the premium manufacturers in the wall and ceiling industry, as their representative in the market. We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service at a fair and equitable price. Established in 1948 in Newport, KY our roots are in the communities we serve. Many of the areas top architects, builders and contractors turn to Ken/API because of the unparalleled service and exceptional staff; our consistency enables them to grow. From concept through construction we are here when you need us. Through our partnerships with our customers we have continued to grow as outlined below.

  • 1948 Newport, KY Ken Builders Supply was established (later moved to Covington)
  • 1987 Northern Cincinnati, OH location opened
  • 1993 Dayton, OH location opened
  • 1997 London, KY location opened
  • 2001 Lexington, KY location opened
  • 2007 Louisville, KY location opened
  • 2014 Southpoint, OH moved Ashland, KY location
  • 2015 Columbus, OH location opened 

Ken/API Supply is a member of The Drake Group, a national association of over 80 distributors serving the wall and ceiling industry with over 200 total locations to serve our industry. This enables us to partner with other members bringing our customers the best products in the industry at the most equitable price.

What We Do

Products and Services

Blue Book Network Classifications

We can be found under the following Blue Book Network Classifications.

CSI Codes

Our supplied materials are associated with the following CSI Master Format™ code(s).

Commercial Construction Project Specializations

Company Information

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Associations & Memberships

ASA (Acoustical Society of America)
CSI (Construction Specifications Institute)
Gypsum Assn.
KYTC (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
LGSEA (Light Gauge Steel Engineers Assn.)
NWCB (Northwest Wall & Ceiling Bureau)

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