Serving Professional Builders since 1932

Carter Lumber offers the challenge, opportunity, diversity and growth you desire.

Build your Career with Carter Lumber.

If you're looking to build a great career, you've come to the right place! Whatever your aspirations are – from part-time work to a full-time position – Carter Lumber offers the challenge, opportunity, diversity and growth you desire.


The Carter Lumber Team

The Carter Lumber management team believes in sharing success and we recognize that each employee is an integral part of our progress. Carter Lumber takes great pride in the accomplishments of our team and we are looking for the right individuals to help us achieve our goals for the future.

As a Carter Lumber associate, you’ll serve an important role in providing our customers with a unique and helpful retail experience. We go the extra mile to help our customers and always hold true to our motto to always do whatever it takes (W.I.T.) to achieve customer satisfaction.

Why Carter Lumber?

Carter Lumber has been a member of the community since 1946. We are committed to a caring and supportive environment by providing an opportunity for personal growth, fulfillment and recognition of accomplishment. Carter Lumber takes pride in the level of customer service that our employees provide to our customers and we like to reward hard work and dedication. Here are just a few of the incentives that come with working for Carter Lumber:

  • We are one of the largest and fastest-growing building materials retailers in the nation
  • We offer generous benefits and compensation package
  • We provide a safe and drug-free work environment
  • We promote from within
  • We maintain the personal feel of a family-owned business

About Carter Lumber

Carter Lumber is one of the nation's top building materials retailers with more than 140 stores in 12 states. More than just a lumberyard, the Carter Lumber family of companies is dedicated to providing builders and do-it-yourselfers with a broad range of quality building materials and exceptional customer service.

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Careers at Carter Lumber


Our benefits to all of our Carter Lumber employees, from medical coverage to compensation. See what makes us stand out.



Employment FAQs

Below is a list of employment frequently asked questions, from training and responsibilities to benefits and compensation.



Applying for a Job FAQs

Frequently asked questions involving applying for a position with Carter Lumber, including resumes and drug screens.


Store Opportunities

Whether you are building a quote in sales or building a load in the yard, every employee plays a key role in customer service.



Corporate Opportunities

As part of the corporate office team you will find yourself playing a key role in the operations and success of the entire company.



Manufacturing/Dist. Opportunities

View open positions within Carter Distribution Center, Carter Component Plant, and Carter Custom Millwork centers.


Employee Development

Carter Lumber recognizes the importance of training and development; it is a key factor for employees to be successful. That is why we have created The Yard University. The Yard University is Carter Lumber’s commitment to helping employees build a career with our company. Our Yard University website is the centralized location for all online training classes, classroom training enrollment, tracking and more! Below are a few examples of the training that The Yard University offers.

DVD Training

Designed for the beginner, this training can be conducted at the store or at the employee’s leisure. We cover topics such as Pole Barns, Garages, Safety, Decks, Customer Service, Backyard Barns and much more, through a series of DVDs designed to give you a basic understanding of each.

Online Training

Housed on The Yard University website, we offer Carter Lumber employees over 300 topics online that are specific to our industry, including skills training, on-the-job worksheets, best practices and product training.

Classroom Training

Carter Lumber is constantly conducting centralized classes for all types of employees to attend. These classes are a little more advanced and include hands-on training and role-playing. Some of the classes that we offer include: Customer Service, Selling Skills, Estimating Barns and Garages, Leadership Skills, Home Estimating and a variety of classes to utilize our point-of-sale system to its fullest.

Vendor Training

Carter Lumber vendors provide us with publications, videos, in-store training and online classes. Our vendors are committed in ensuring our employees have the product knowledge needed to successfully service the customer.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Carter Lumber is dedicated to a fair workplace where every team member is respected and valued. That is why we are an equal opportunity employer.

Drug-Free Workplace
Carter Lumber is proud to be a drug free workplace. That is why we require all of our prospective employees to submit to a drug test prior to, and as a condition of, employment with Carter Lumber.