About James Hardie Building Products
James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions. We employ a diverse global workforce of over 4,800 employees across operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and generated more than $2.6 billion in net sales during our 2020 financial –See all 1 James Hardie Building Products photo
Our company’s goal is to remain at the forefront of the building products industry in every market in which we operate.
Key to this effort is our dedication to our customers, who we serve through industry-leading innovation, an empowering company culture, and by capitalizing on our global scale.
The foundation of this strategy, and our company identity, is an unwavering commitment to safe people, safe places and safe systems through our Zero Harm initiative.
In North America, our exterior products protect more than 8 million homes, making it the region’s most popular brand of siding, and our interior products are trusted by professionals across the region. In fact, our HardieBacker® Cement Board was selected as the most preferred brand of backer board for floor and wall tile by installation contractors nationwide, earning the CLEARselect award based on the 2019 Tile and Stone Installation Study.
See why James Hardie siding is taking over the Jersey Shore! From Lavallette to Cape May and beyond, James Hardie is quickly becoming the superior siding choice for top New Jersey builders.
James Hardie Industries plc (JHIplc) is based in Ireland and heads the James Hardie group of companies.
The predecessor of our modern company was established in 1888, when the enterprising young James Hardie left his family's tannery business in Scotland and immigrated to Melbourne, Australia, in search of new opportunities. Hardie leveraged his experience to start a business importing oils and animal hide tanning products.
Hardie was joined in Melbourne in 1892 by fellow Scotsman Andrew Reid, who became a full partner in the business in 1895. Hardie retired in 1911 and sold his half of the company to Reid, whose family led the expanding business from 1911 until 1995, when his grandson John B. Reid retired.
Today, James Hardie is a world leading manufacturer of premium building products. It is the preeminent manufacturer of fiber cement products, having pioneered the technology in the 1980s, and a leader in fiber gypsum products through its ownership of Germany-based Fermacell, which it acquired in 2018.
James Hardie® operates in markets around the world, with manufacturing operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.
James Hardie gives back by helping to build stronger homes, neighborhoods, and communities. We align with community partners who help us achieve meaningful impact through helping meet basic needs and enhancing community vitality.
For more than 10 years, we have partnered with the World Vision organization to help families in the U.S. refurbish and rebuild in the wake of financial crises and natural disasters. James Hardie also actively supports Habitat for Humanity with product donations.
Our colleagues are also active in the community with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers of America, Lurie Children’s Hospital and Toys for Tots, among many others.
Plus, James Hardie offers a dollar-for-dollar charitable donation match for each employee up to $5,000 a year.