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.
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.
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Carter Lumber wants to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday season. We would also like to take a moment to thank you for making 2013 a great year. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2014!
Our holiday hours are as follows:
Christmas Eve: Closed at Noon
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: Open all Day
New Year’s Day: Closed
In honor of the holiday, Carter Lumber will be closed Thursday, November 28th, 2013. Stores will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 29th. Here at Carter Lumber, we wish you a wonderful holiday and thank you for being a loyal customer.
Today we’re proud to share some great news! On Monday of this week, we opened a new location in the Atlanta, Georgia market. This location was previously the Athens Building Supply location in Winder, GA who had served the Athens, GA market for over 30 years.
As we continue to expand into new markets, we know that having high-quality people on the ground is what makes all the difference. That is why we’ve already assembled an A+ team for the Atlanta market, this includes District Manager Brian Massie, who said:
This is Carter Lumber’s first store in the state of Georgia. As we continue to grow and open new locations, we look forward to building relationships with our customers, supporting the local communities and being the best lumberyard in the state of Georgia.
To read the entire press release and learn more about our new location and hires in Georgia, click here.
On January 4th, 2014, The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act goes in effect. Every home improvement retailer nationwide will be affected by this act.
What does this mean for you?
All non-compliant products will be off the shelves at Carter Lumber on January 4th, 2014. We will not sell, or install fittings, valves or fixtures that do not comply with the regulations that the federal law sets as “lead free.”
Carter Lumber will have all the help and answers you need at your local store. We will also help you figure out which products are covered by the new law, and assist you with finding replacement products for those non-compliant items.
Lead in drinking water can cause a variety of adverse health effects, from newborns to adults. Exposure to lead in drinking water above the action level in infants and children can slow down mental and physical development, along with deficits in their learning ability. With adults, this exposure can result in an increased blood pressure and even develop kidney problems.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates lead in drinking water to minimize public health problems.
For complete and up-to-date information, please visit the EPA website.
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We’ve always taken a long-term approach to grow our business and nowhere has this approach been more evident than during the recent economic downturn. Our President Jeff Donley:
While many competitors were trying to survive, Carter Lumber transformed itself from a $500 million traditional lumberyard, into almost a $1 billion professional lumberyard.
As part of continuing our plan for growth, today we announced that we’ve realigned field operations and expanded our footprint into many new markets. In order to support our growth we have also had to consolidate some of our smaller market stores.
To read more about our many recent changes, please see the complete press release from today.
We’re pleased to announce that three of our executives have recently been promoted to new positions. Jeff Donleyhas been promoted to President and COO of Carter Lumber. Jeff most recently served as Senior Vice President and COO.
Jeff Seder was named Senior Vice President and will now be responsible for all Finance, Credit, Technology and all other corporate functions. Kip Gleckler has been named Senior Vice President of Field Operations. As part of realignment of Carter Lumber Store Operations, all district managers and manufacturing divisions will report to Kip.
We congratulate all three on their new roles and look forward to their continued success.
To read press release announcement in its entirety click here.
Farm Science Review 2013
Carter Lumber again exhibited at the Farm Science Review at the Molly Caren AG Center located near London, OH Sept 17 – 19th , 2013. The event attracted over 140,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada. The 80-acre exhibit area allowed attendees to experience all aspects of agriculture production and products.
Carter Lumber offered visitors Custom Estimates and Online WEB quotes for Pole Buildings and Garages, as well as information on related products from our vendors: Guardian BP, Fabral, Owens Corning, Holmes Garage Door, Richland Laminated Columns, Fasten-Master, RDI Vinyl Railing and Baughman Drain Tile
Going Green This Winter
Let’s face it, everyone wants to save money on their utility bills. It all starts with energy efficiency and your home. Besides lowering utility bills, having an energy efficient home means more comfort during the winter and summer months.
Most people start with sealing air leaks and adding insulation, as it’s the most cost effective way to increase overall comfort. Other easy steps to help you get the best performance out of your heating and cooling system, and to get you started towards going green are:
- Use duct sealant on heating and cooling ducts, then wrap them in insulation.
- Programmable thermostats can be convenient if you tend to forget to manually change the settings on your current thermostat.
- Change your air filter at least every 3 months, and maybe more often during peak months.
- Maintain and tune up your HVAC equipment once a year.
- Replace your windows and doors with qualified products.
View more information about how insulation works and your energy efficient project.