84 Lumber Company was founded by Joe Hardy in 1956 in the town of Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, where the original store continues to operate today. From that single store 84 Lumber Company has grown to become the preferred supplier of building materials and professional services to professional contractors across the country. The only true national pro supplier, 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores: including 4 component manufacturing plants, 20 Engineered Wood Production Hubs, 18 Door Shops, 22 Drywall Hubs and 25 Kitchen Design Centers. 84 Lumber employs more than 3,500 associates in 31 states. More than 95 percent of our business is with professional contractors giving us a unique perspective on the needs and challenges faced by the professional contractor.
In addition to offering the highest quality building materials to professional residential and commercial contractors and remodelers 84 Lumber provides unparalleled service and expertise and services including blueprint take-offs, lending, land acquisition and development, a variety of business and personal insurance programs and even no-fee travel services for our customers.
Today Joe continues to serve the company as CEO and oversees and selects new store sites in growth markets across the country. Joe's daughter, Maggie Hardy Magerko assumed the presidency of the company in 1993 and through her vision and leadership has grown 84 Lumber to what it is today! – less