About Us

Bird Ladder Co was established in 1929 as a manufacturer of wood planks and ladders in Chicago Illinois. Charles Carlson purchased the business in 1954 and continued to manufacture wood products at our Chicago location until 1970. The rising costs of raw materials and liability insurance forced us to switch from manufacturing to distribution.

We chose to distribute Werner Ladders, who at the time, manufactured ladders Franklin Park, IL. In 1993 we were recognized by Werner ladder as a member of their 100 mile club, which is selling 528,000 feet of climbing products. Presently we are in the top 2% of Werners' Industrial distributors.

In 1975 we expanded from Illinois to Wisconsin, and after 40 years on the south side of Milwaukee, we moved to a larger facility in St. Francis WI.  In 2018 we opened a new store in Woodridge IL to serve the western suburbs of Chicago.  Currently we have 3 locations.

Our experience in manufacturing has enabled us to be the North Central U.S. Authorized Repair Center for Werner Ladder. We are the only repair facility in the Midwest.

Over the last 89 years our product lines have grown significantly from ladders. Currently we provide products and services to ranging from abrasives to wall jacks. Please see our index for a complete list both by vendor and by product type.

We take great pride in our customer service and product knowledge. Bird Ladder & Equipment Company is your one stop shop for all of your needs. We will be able to answer any questions you may have, and can help you find what you are looking for.

Bird Ladder is still family owned and operated, and is proud to support our employees' families.