A legacy of doing right
Formerly Lafarge Gypsum, Continental Building Products is a North American leader in wallboard and joint compound materials.
Our heritage in North America stretches back to 1956 when Lafarge first established its presence in the continent. Lafarge entered the drywall market in the 1990s and began embracing synthetic gypsum as a primary raw material near the decade’s end, as synthetic gypsum offered a new level of product consistency and environmental sustainability.
In 2013, Lafarge Gypsum transformed into its own company – Continental Building Products, a name that honors our renewed focus on North America. One year later, Continental became a publicly traded company (CBPX) on the New York Stock Exchange.
We're excited to continue working alongside our customers to build a strong future together, rooted in our tradition of working with them to get the job done right. We combine operational excellence, sustainable practices and personalized service to deliver solutions as straightforward as they are sincere, as proactive as they are flexible and as fast as they are safe. Our people pair a can-do attitude with relentless focus to solve customer challenges tenaciously—and ultimately deliver streamlined operations. We leverage local production facilities and anticipate emerging needs to drive speed and economic value.
At Continental, we’ll be in the business of doing the job right for generations to come. Because we’re here to build meaningful, long-term partnerships with customers and communities.
Building Bison Strong
Watch the video below and follow Continental's Bison Board drywall and Rapid Coat compound from production through installation.
Big. Bold. Bison.
The name Continental conveys strength, confidence and growth. It evokes our connection with all of North America. Exemplifying stability and robustness, the American bison is a powerful and enduring icon that represents our past and inspires our future in North America. Our stylized image of this great creature also brings to mind the sharp angles of an architect's designs, as well as a streamlined rendering of the shape of North America itself.
Continental Case Study
Being Bison Strong
Case Study: LEED® Platinum and Net-Zero
Helping New Florida Home Achieve LEED Platinum
In pursuit of becoming certified LEED® Platinum and net-zero, this green home in Miami Beach, Florida is using Continental Weather Defense® Platinum Interior drywall throughout its construction. Even though using Continental drywall may not take this home off the grid, by being produced with synthetic gypsum within 500 miles of the project site,…