About CMF (Carter, Milchman & Frank)

We are a WBE Construction and Industrial Tool and Supply House in Long Island City, NY

Founded in 1924, CMF (Carter, Milchman & Frank, Inc.) have been providing exemplary service to thousands of customers for nearly 100 years! The grand-kids who grew up climbing the shelves are now running the business. They and our amazing team are completely immersed in every aspect of day-to-day operations.

Specializes in Industrial Supplies

CMF specializes in the distribution of Industrial Supplies – tools, materials, and products used by most construction firms and specialty trade contractors, ranging from Janitorial and Maintenance to Demolition, Concrete, Elevator, All Mechanical Trades, Riggers, Welders, Heavy Civil and nearly everything in between. We’re a Master Distributor for hundreds of hardware, tool, and supply manufacturers. During a typical year, we source from over 1,000 manufacturers.

A Proud Tradition

Today, the proud tradition continues as every day we work hard to fulfill our clients’ requests, and with every order, our goal is to exceed expectations. This is made possible with the dedication and hard work of our loyal and tireless staff, some who have been with us for over 20, 30, and even 40 years.

Located in New York City

Located in New York City, in a 40,000 square feet warehouse with multiple loading bays, CMF has the space to receive, check, and repackage all materials for our customers. Our fleet of trucks allows us to deliver promptly in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area every day.

Our Highly Trained and Dedicated Staff

We take pride in procuring complex, discontinued and hard-to-get items. Our highly trained and dedicated staff members will work with your team to tailor our procedures for your particular requirements. We focus on providing you with prompt and economical solutions to special needs and emergency situations.

A Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

We are a Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) with New York City, New York NY State, The Port Authority of NJ/NY, and registered with multiple agencies. Try us, especially if you need credits for WBE goals. We are sure you will stay with us for our excellent and unmatched customer service!

Awards & Recognition

  • WBC Outstanding Woman in Construction 2019 (Leslie Baltes, Pres)
  • Harrington Outstanding Distributor Club – 2016 – in recognition of Superior Hoist Sales Performance
  • Harrington Gold Club Award 2016 – in recognition of Superior Hoist Sales Performance
  • Harrington Distributor Excellence Award 2009

The Services you Want and Expect

  • MASTER DISTRIBUTOR of Hundreds of Name Brand Tools and Construction Products
  • 8 Trucks Delivering Throughout the five Boros, Long Island, the Tri-State area every day
  • We Dropship to anywhere in the World
  • WE HAVE Specialty, Discontinued, Hard-to-Find Products


We Supply Many of the Heavy Trades, including:

  • Elevator and Escalator
  • Riggers
  • Welders
  • Ironworkers
  • Electrical (especially transit)
  • Concrete
  • Curtain Wall
  • Airport Products – Barriers, Taxi-Way Markers, Barricades, Safety PPE and Site Safety Products
  • Material Lifting, Handling, Hoisting


And There is More:

  • We Fabricate Signage
  • We Copy and Scan Blueprints / Large Format Printing
  • We are in Long Island City, in 40,000 sq ft.
  • We provide GREAT Customer Service!

USE US TO MEET YOUR MWBE GOALS in the trade areas where it’s hard to find Subs with Capacity.


Our office and warehouses are located in the heart of Long Island City, New York.

Our warehouses are stocked with thousands of products ready for pickup or delivery to your job site. Give us a call today! Yes, we have what you need!

Your Trusted Supplier for Over 94 Years
Call CMF Today! 718.361.2300