About Us

About Us

National Ladder & Scaffold Co. is a fourth generation, family owned and operated business since 1935. We have two locations - Madison Heights, MI and Grand Rapids, MI, designed to maximize availability for customers and consumers.

National Ladder & Scaffold Co. offers the finest construction grade products available for purchase. We ship ladders, scaffolding, truck and van equipment, in addition to lifts and fall protection products across the United States. Our two warehouses are a combined 100,000 square foot of covered storage, filled with the inventory you are looking for.


Our experienced sales staff consists of trained professionals, ready to help you in any way possible, including questions and concerns. National Ladder & Scaffold Co.is committed to offering our customers the highest quality equipment available on the market. We also have the ability to provide safety training for any of our product lines.


We feel a responsibility to keep all of our customers happy, and informed of any new products that may make their jobsite safer and more efficient. We take pride in offering only the highest quality of products.


All of National Ladder & Scaffold Co. suppliers have deep roots in the United States, and are leaders in their prospective industry. Our suppliers are committed to research and development, always looking to improve new and existing products. With safety standards and needs always changing, our suppliers give us the resources necessary to supply our customers with the latest in training and new product availability. At National Ladder & Scaffold Co. we make significant attempts to use Michigan suppliers, as well as products made in the United States.

National Ladder & Scaffold Co. Suppliers

Cotterman Co.Croswell, Michigan
Werner Ladder Co.Greenville, Pennsylvania
Sumner Manufacturing Co.Houston, Texas
Miller Fall ProtectionFranklin, Pennsylvania
ZipWall®, LLCArlington, Massachusetts
Knaack and Weather GuardCrystal Lake, Illinois
Bil-Jax ScaffoldingArchbold, Ohio
Adrian SteelAdrian, Michigan
Michigan LadderYpsilanti, Michigan


National Ladder & Scaffold Co. is committed to keeping the largest inventory in Michigan, ensuring that when our customers need something, it is readily available. We have the largest inventory of ladders, scaffolding and safety equipment in Michigan.

Our sister store, Contractor’s Clothing, can outfit your workers with all of your work clothing and safety needs. Contractor’s Clothing offers a variety of boots, flame retardant clothing, foul weather gear, Carhartt clothing and reflective gear. Our goal is to keep your employees safe at all times.


We have a distinct advantage over our competitors due to our highly trained staff, tier one suppliers, state of the art facilities and huge product inventory. National Ladder & Scaffold Co. has the ability to ship any of our products, anywhere in the United States and throughout the world.

Is the online price the same as our in-store price?

Our goal is to offer the most competitive prices on nationalladder.com as well as in our store locations. Sometimes an online price will not match a price that is offered in one of our stores. The in-store price may require additional handling or freight may not be available or may have other factors that influence the price difference from the online price.

Please Note: Prices shown on nationalladder.com are online prices only. Payment is required at the time of your online order. Our stores may not honor online pricing found on nationalladder.com. If you wish to purchase an item at one of our stores, the in-store pricing will apply.

Featured Customers

Our large inventory which enables us to provide products to a wide spectrum of companies, such as:

Fortune 500 Companies
Coca Cola
General Motors
Walt Disney
JC Penny
Aero Space
General Dynamic
Lockheed Martin
Government Agencies
    US Army EOD
    US National Park Service
    US Postal Service
Indiana University
The University of Arizona University of Michigan
Trinidad Power Co
Pandora Radio
Food Industry
General Mills
Johnson Controls

Our History

From Humble Beginnings to a Fourth Generation Business

The business was started in 1935 and was named American Ladder. The first store was located on Oakland Ave. in Detroit, which manufactured wood straight and extension ladders. As the country recovered from the Great Depression the company supplied the growing industrial business base of Detroit.

In 1944, the business was renamed National Ladder & Scaffold Co. and moved to 12222 Woodrow Wilson Ave. in Detroit. Where wood ladders continued to be sold and made. National Ladder & Scaffold Co. soon outgrew the little shop and were storing ladders and parts in several friends and family member’s garages. As the business continued to grow, more space was needed. In 1971 National Ladder & Scaffold Co. moved to the first of 3 locations on John R Rd. in Madison Heights. At that time the company began to expand into other products (steel scaffolding, aluminum and fiberglass ladders).

Growth continued and space became an issue again. So in 1979 National Ladder & Scaffold Co. moved literally down the road, several blocks on John R Rd. to the old Jim’s Lumber location. During this time National Ladder & Scaffold Co. continued to add new products (Truck and Van Equipment, Job Boxes and Fall Protection).

In the mid 1990’s the business was growing at a very fast rate and the need for an additional location in western Michigan. In 1994 we opened in Grand Rapids, MI. with about 30,000 square feet of showroom and warehouse space.

National Ladder & Scaffold Co. continued to gain customers and products. This created yet another space issue, so in 1997 we began construction on our current location, just up the road, again on John R Rd. in Madison Heights. We moved in this location in the spring of 1998. This location has grown into a few buildings with over 90,000 square feet of office and warehouse space.

In 2002 we took a gamble and jumped on to the Internet. Now, after 10 years, National Ladder & Scaffold Co. is one of the largest internet sellers of ladders, scaffolding and other contractor industrial supplies!

Our business has grown and flourished on some very basic principles:

Quality Product

Fair Pricing

Outstanding Customer Service

Attention to Details

Invest in good people

Shop with us and you'll see the difference!