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  • Carter Lumber Surpasses $1 Billion in Sales, Continues to Grow

    Company sales exceed $1.11 billion, surpassing the $1 billion mark for the first time in the company’s 83-year history.

    During the calendar year of 2015, despite a weak housing market and depressed commodity prices, Carter Lumber saw sales reach a record $1.11 billion, a growth of more than 13% over 2014. In the last three years, sales have increased by more than $300 million at the nation’s fifth largest lumber and building materials supplier.

    Heavy investment in the Cleveland/Akron area over the past few years has made a significant impact on the company’s sales in the market. 2015 sales in the Cleveland/Akron market outpaced the previous year by 13% and solidified the company’s position as the supplier of choice in the Northeast Ohio market. Including its Kent, Ohio headquarters, Carter Lumber now employs over 500 people in the Cleveland/Akron area.

    “While our competition was running away from places like Detroit, Cleveland, Akron and Toledo, we began investing in those markets and the investments are paying off. While we will continue to add new markets to our portfolio, the Midwest is where we started. I strongly believe you can’t ever forget where you came from, because it’s what made you who you are today,” said Jeff Donley, President and COO of Carter Lumber.

    Carter Lumber also continued to grow in 2015. The company moved into 3 new markets in the Southeast, as well as opening four kitchen design centers and three building component-manufacturing facilities across its footprint.

    Kip Gleckler, Senior Vice President of Field Operations for Carter Lumber, said, “We’re able to get the best people in our industry to come work with us because we’ve built an environment where they are given the freedom and support they need to do their jobs. It is that simple. Hire the best people and let them do what they are best at doing.”

    About Carter Lumber
    Carter Lumber, the nation’s 5th largest lumber and building materials supplier, is headquartered in Kent, Ohio. The privately held, family-owned company was founded in 1932 and has 142 locations across 12 states in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast. Carter Lumber currently employs over 3,100 people.

  • Carter Lumber Opening Two New Locations in the Southeast

    Locations to support growing operations in Atlanta and Charlotte

    Today, Carter Lumber has signed an agreement for a new location in Powder Springs, GA, and will soon be opening another new location in Lexington, NC, further expanding their presence in the Southeast.

    Jeff Donley, President and COO of Carter Lumber, said, “Both of these new locations were necessary expansions for our company. With our investment into nearby markets of Atlanta, Charlotte and the
    Triad, we’ve seen such tremendous growth that we need additional locations for support. These locations give us the ability to continue to be the employer and supplier of choice in the Southeast,
    which is especially important, considering all the current turmoil in our industry. This is a continuation of our long-term plan for consistent, stable growth. ”

    The two new locations will fall under the direction of Vice President Brian Massie, who is responsible for the company’s Southeastern US region. As a full service professional lumberyard, the Powder Springs, GA, location will service builders in the northwestern corridor of the Atlanta Market. Atlanta Market General Manager, Brian Chandler, will oversee operations in Powder Springs along with the rest of the Atlanta market. The new Atlanta location is the fourth opened by the company in this metropolitan area during the last two years.

    After adding two new locations in Charlotte over the last year, the new Lexington, NC, facility is being added to provide support to the growing customer base in both Charlotte and the Triad areas. In
    addition to being a delivery hub for framing components, by 2016, the facility will be producing trusses, wall panels, engineered wood products and millwork on-site for area builders. Brandon Kujawski, Charlotte Market General Manager, will head this location. The company now has five locations servicing the Charlotte and Triad areas.

    The company expects deliveries to start out of both facilities by October 1st, with the first components being produced in Lexington by March 1, 2016.

    “As we have stated in the past, we are going to continue to invest in the Southeast,” said Kip Gleckler, Senior Vice President of Field Operations. He continued, “We invested heavily in Atlanta and Charlotte last year and those investments are paying great dividends for us. We expect the same success for these locations.”

    About Carter Lumber
    Carter Lumber is one of the nations largest building materials suppliers headquartered in Kent, Ohio. The privately-held, family-owned company was opened in 1932 and now has 142 locations across 12
    states in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

  • New Michigan Kitchen and Bath Design Centers

    We are pleased to announce the opening of our two newest Kitchen and Bath Design Centers located in Flint and Detroit, Michigan. Our Design Centers give our customers and professional builders a place to select the perfect windows, doors, interior trim, exterior trim and kitchen/bath products.



  • New Kitchen and Bath Design Center in Charlotte, North Carolina

    In addition to our two Carter Lumber store locations in Charlotte, we’ve added a Carter Lumber Design Center to better serve our customers in North Carolina. The new Design Center allows for customers and professional builders to shop the latest in kitchen and bath design, fixtures, countertops, cabinetry, and more.

    Carter Lumber has the latest in design, top-quality fixtures and brand name cabinetry. Whether you are building or renovating, our design experts will assist you from concept to completion. Our Kitchen and Bath Design experts specialize in planning and creating custom, functional, and beautiful kitchens and bathrooms.

    We are excited to continue to offer the latest in kitchen and baths to our customers in Charlotte. If you’re in the Charlotte area, be sure to stop by and see us!




  • New Kitchen and Bath Design Center Now Open in Dayton, Ohio

    We are excited to announce that we have opened a Kitchen and Bath Design Center at our Beavercreek store location to serve the Dayton, Ohio market.

    Now, customers can browse and select the perfect kitchen and bath products for new construction or renovation projects. Carter Lumber’s expert Kitchen and Bath Designers will assist customers from the concept to completion of any project.

    Visit the new Kitchen and Bath Design Center today, located at 1312 Grange Hall Road in Beavercreek, Ohio. We look forward to serving our customers in the Dayton market!



  • Components Plant Now Operational in Atlanta, Georgia

    Component Plant Now Operational

    To further service our Atlanta customers to the fullest, Carter Lumber has expanded its three store locations in Georgia to include a Carter Components Plant in Oakwood, Georgia.

    The company-owned plant supplies the Atlanta market with pre-fabricated wall panels, interior/exterior doors, engineered wood products, and roof and floor trusses.

    Manufacturing these products within the company allows Carter Lumber to supply our customers with high quality products at a fair price. Our goal is to help customers reduce framing time, analyze efficiency, reduce material waste, and cut costs on projects.

    Contact your Carter Lumber store to see how our Components Plants can benefit you.


  • New Carter Lumber Kitchen and Bath Showroom in Medina

    We are proud to announce we’ve opened a new Carter Lumber Kitchen and Bath Showroom in Medina, Ohio.  The new showroom, located at 3725 Medina Road, Suite 108, will service the areas of Akron, Elyria, Solon, and Medina. Terry Shepler, who worked at our former Medina store as the Plumbing Manager, now oversees the Medina location as Showroom Manager. Assisting Terry is Michael Schank, Kitchen Sales Representative. We are excited to return to the Medina area and look forward to serving its residents.

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  • Carter Lumber Expands in Charlotte, NC

    Carter Lumber has expanded again by opening a new location on the north side of Charlotte.  The new facility, located at 4401 Pete Brown Rd in Charlotte, made its first deliveries Monday, five days after taking possession.

    “Carter Lumber’s growth plan is to expand and make investments into markets within our existing footprint. Entering the Charlotte market is a natural extension of our progression in the southeast and we look forward to building relationships with customers and being the best lumberyard in the market,” said Jeff Donley President and Chief Operating Officer for Carter Lumber.

    With two facilities in the market, Carter Lumber will now be able to provide service from the south side with our lumberyard in Rock Hill, SC (35 miles away) and the north side with this new location. The 14-acre full service lumberyard will offer rough framing lumber, engineered components and place a heavy emphasis on millwork products.

    Managing the market operations will be a team led by Brandon Kujawski and Brian Massie.

    “As we expand our southeast operations, we were looking for a location to support the growth of our core business in lumber and millwork.  Having this second location is a great start to let us work toward becoming Charlotte’s employer of choice and the professional builder’s supplier of choice,” said Kip Gleckler, Senior Vice President Field Operations for Carter Lumber.

  • Growth for Carter Lumber Akron

    Building A Strong Future

    Carter-Jones to be re-branded as Carter Lumber and combine forces with Medina, OH staff 

    Carter Lumber has taken another step to create the area’s strongest lumberyard by combining the teams from the Medina, OH location with Carter-Jones Lumber in Akron, OH.  The new team will operate out of the original store located at 172 N. Case Avenue.  In addition, the facility will change names and operate under the Carter Lumber brand name.

    “When my grandfather W. E. Carter started the company in 1932, he had the foresight to build a family business that would stand the test of time.   His philosophy was to be a leader and make changes to secure future growth.  Throughout the last few years, we have lived by these principles and have adapted our business to the ever changing needs of our customers and the markets in which we operate”, said Neil Sackett Carter Lumber Chairman & CEO.

    This “new’ team will service the Akron and surrounding markets under the Carter Lumber brand name.  By combining together, customers will continue to experience all the benefits of working with one of the nation’s largest lumberyards with a much larger facility and expanded service capabilities.

    Effective immediately, the Carter Lumber Medina stores will be closed and all business and employees will be transferred to the Akron location. The Medina facility has been a very successful operation that simply outgrew the confines of the location.  The newest/oldest Carter Lumber will be co-managed by Tony Shannon the current Carter-Jones General Manager and Jeff Brady from Medina.

    “In evaluating the Akron market, we saw a tremendous opportunity to service customers out of a much larger facility that could handle the increased volume.  The Carter Lumber brand name is one of the strongest in the industry and we look forward combining these teams and creating the area’s best full service lumberyard”, said Jeff Donley President and COO for Carter Lumber.

  • Northeast Ohio

    While we are sure everyone is sick of hearing the words “Polar Vortex”, it hasn’t stopped the progress at Carter Lumber.  In another operational move,  Carter Lumber is kicking off the year in the same manner it ended 2013, on a positive note. 

    Carter Lumber has announced today that they will be opening a new facility in Elyria, Ohio.  This new location will provide a better service facility for the western suburbs of Cleveland.  The store will be located at 41625 Griswold Rd, Elyria Ohio on the site previously occupied by Del Lumber.  Employees for the new location won’t have far to travel as the Carter Lumber in Sheffield Village, Ohio (3 miles away) will be closing.  While the Sheffield Village facility has been very successful, it simply outgrew the confines of the location. Carter Lumber is currently working through logistics and plans on the full service lumberyard being operational in March.

    “Since 1932, Carter Lumber has called Northeast Ohio home.  By investing in our hometown, Carter Lumber is well positioned to service these markets from the west side of Cleveland, to the east side and down south into Akron” said Jeff Donley, Carter Lumber President & COO. 

    David McCafferty
    Vice President Marketing
    The Carter Lumber Company

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