84 Lumber


84 Lumber – Why Work For Us?

Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held building materials and services supplier to professional contractors and build-it-yourselfers. The company owns and operates 249 stores, plus component plants, door shops, installation centers and engineered wood product shops in 30 states. With more than 4,200 associates 84 Lumber provides industry leading one-on-one service to every customer, ensuring an efficient and satisfying purchasing experience. 84 Lumber—More than Building Materials

While 84 Lumber is dedicated to supplying our customers with the best quality building products and a highly-trained, knowledgeable and motivated team of professional associates the company also offers an array of other services.

84 Lumber offers Builder’s Risk, General Liability, Worker’s Compensation, and Personal Insurances as well as Builder Plan Services, which includes the Affordable and Oaks Home Collections. 84 Lumber’s Construction Services group provides residential and commercial contractors with turn key installation and on site management services for framing, insulation, drywall, painting, flooring, cabinetry and a variety of other products.

Inventory & Volume Buying Power

Through a centralized purchasing system at 84 Lumber’s Team Headquarters in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, customers can take advantage of the company’s national buying power, which will save them money and add more to their bottom line. Through 84 Lumber’s established relationships and buying power with national building material vendors, both professional contractors and build-it-yourselfers can rely on 84 Lumber to have the products and quantities that they need – when they need it.

  • • Lumber
  • • Insulation
  • • Moulding
  • • Siding
  • • Decking and Railing
  • • Roofing
  • • Engineered Lumber
  • • Doors and Windows
  • • Plywood
  • • Trim
  • • Flooring
  • • Drywall
  • • Trusses and Wall Panels
  • • Skylights
  • • Hardware

Our associates start their 84 Lumber careers as either a Manager Trainee or a Contractor Sales Trainee. These are 84 Lumber’s entry level positions into our Management and Contractor Sales Career Paths, and we have locations in nearly 30 states! We are proud to reveal that we promote our Management team nearly 100% from within. Simply stated, you create your own future at 84 Lumber!  



Interested in learning more about what a day in the life of an 84 Lumber operation may look like? Check out our videos of what a day could be like from our teams at our South Houston, TX and Augusta, GA locations! 



84 Lumber Company's Commitment to Diversity

"84 Lumber is committed to continually providing opportunities for all Associates creating an environment where each person is valued and where we can build futures for everyone…one person at a time. We believe in creating an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion that also enhances our customer’s experience."

- Maggie Hardy Magerko, President & Owner

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84 Lumber Company is an EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

84 Lumber Company offers the following:


  • Medical/Hospitalization Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401k and Profit Sharing for a secure financial future Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Training and Development Awards and Incentives


100% contributed by 84 Lumber based on profitability Fully vested after 7 years participation All full-time associates are eligible after one year of employment.


Associates are immediately eligible for participation Deposit 1% to 50% of your eligible income Participant is entitled to any company contribution according to a six-year vesting schedule Participants can self-direct their own investments into approximately 16 different investment options. Note regarding 401(k) savings plan: Benefits are available to all employees who work at least 1,000 hours per year. Must be employed first and last day of year. Please be aware that each benefit - with the exception of profit sharing - will require some financial payments by the associate.

84 Lumber Reviews

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84 Lumber President and Owner Maggie Hardy Magerko
Maggie Hardy Magerko
3 Ratings

    Great opportunities for those who are willing to work for it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Altamont, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Altamont, NY

    I have been working at 84 Lumber full-time (more than 3 years)


    *Can be a Store Manager in as little as 2 years
    *Great training in sales and blueprint take offs
    *Largest privately owned lumber company in the US
    *Women owned business
    *Several different career paths available
    *Excellent bonus structure


    *48 hour work week (you get use to it)
    *Must be clean shaven
    *Sales goals are challenging (but still obtainable)
    *Poor mileage reimbursement for salesman

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fell short upgrading with the times. The computer system works but is should have be updated more frequently.

    Positive Outlook

84 Lumber Interviews

Updated Dec 7, 2014
Updated Dec 7, 2014

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    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at 84 Lumber in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the manger trainee position, was called back the very next day by corporate in which they ask you a series of questions like, are you willing to work over time, are you willing to relocate, and other basic pre interview questions. Was told I would hear from the store manager who called me the very next day. Went in and was expecting a rather informal interview based on the nature of the industry and a previous working expereince with the manager. Before you even begin the "Hey how are you?" process you go back to basically confirm the worlds longest winded disclosure/review of resume and information process on an outdated DOS program. asks you a series of math questions including basic building dimensions so on and so forth that you must pass to continue.

    Finished that and met with the manager who is honestly a hell of a nice guy, but he proceeds to explain that willing to work over time = mandatory minimum of 8 hours of OT a week. Willing to relocate = must relocate for every minuscule promotion (i.e. Manager Trainee to Assistant Manager to Co-Manager to Manager) By the way there are no "sales associates" those are manager trainees so your management training begins with such authoritarian responsibilities as cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping the loading docks, straightening products on shelves. Basically call every indian a chief and watch them wander around in confusion. This particular store seemed to have no home owner foot traffic, and you're expected to make sales quotas, it's much less about building a team as it is becoming a salesman. Salary was non negotiable and it sounds like you have the benefit of paying an absurd amount for all your 84 Lumber embroidered shirts that you are required to wear all by your lonesome. All in all not a good fit for me, in addition to ridiculous training seminars at corporate which seem to be limited in funding on the part of 84 for your travel, stay, meals, etc. Having to compete with everyone including my boss to squeak out a sale, standing in no heat or A/C all day for 48 hours a week (which if you don't feel like doing the math involves you working 52 eight hour days more a year than a normal 40 hour week) and a complete lack of interest in supplying their employees with better tools and systems or even amenities, I more or less ran from my interview shaking my head excitedly "No!"

    Reasons for Declining

    Expectations are absurd, outdated sales model and tools, salary is non-negotiable.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

84 Lumber Awards & Accolades

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Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009

Additional Info

Website www.84lumber.com
Headquarters Eighty Four, PA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1956
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held building materials and services supplier to professional contractors and build-it-yourselfers. The company owns and operates 249 stores, plus component plants, door shops, installation centers and engineered wood product shops in 30 states. With more than 4,200 associates 84 Lumber provides industry... More

Mission: 84 Lumber exists to serve our customers through a team of dedicated, honest and hardworking associates. 84 is dedicated to supplying our customers with the best quality... More

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