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Building Materials

Why go to the big city store, when you have Akin Building Centers next door.

Why Akin: You will not find better customer service and help with your home improvement needs! Our customers are like family, and THAT is the difference. We care about our customers, our contractors, and their project’s needs. 

Akin Building Center is a family owned business that has been in operation since 1927. We are committed to providing excellent customer service, competitive pricing, and offering a broad selection of quality products to our community for your shopping convenience. With four locations, we’re proud to serve the communities of Corning, Clarinda, Atlantic, and Creston! Take advantage of over 100,000 product choices. 

Our knowledgeable staff will help you find anything you need to complete any project, from your small DIY to your big projects like a new home build! Every customer gets the best customer service! If we don’t have the products you need in stock, our team will stop at nothing to find it and get it here for you! Akin’s has great partnerships with many vendors to provide our customers with quality products. Akin employees always go above and beyond to help our customers with whatever their project may be! 

We offer design services, roofing & building materials, key cutting, pipe cutting, job site delivery, rental equipment, estimation, cabinetry, countertops, electrical, plumbing, paint and color matching services, stains, hardware, tools, millwork, lock rekeying, key cutting, full service lumberyard, and so much more! Akin Building Centers is ready to help make your project go from inspiration to satisfaction! 

Akin Building Centers are active in the community and often contribute in whatever way we can to our local schools, fire and police departments, organizations in the community such as 4H and FFA, local sports, band, and various other activities. We are active members in each local community. We believe in helping our neighbors and doing our part in helping make our communities a better place! 

We look forward to serving you and the community for years to come!

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