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84 Lumber Overview

Eighty Four, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
1956
Company - Private
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores ... Read 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 products and construction services for residential and commercial building.

Company Updates

  • A certified women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber was named as one of Forbes Best Midsize Employers in America 2016! Check it out! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIrHy

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    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.

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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!  

ENTRY LEVEL OPPORTUNITIES



TEAM HEADQUARTERS GROWTH (Eighty Four, PA)


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 in the field! 

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 EEO M/F/V/D

84 Lumber Company offers the following:


BENEFITS

  • 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


PROFIT SHARING PLAN:

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.


401(k) SAVINGS PLAN:

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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    I worked at 84 Lumber full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you like a challenge, this place is for you. On your first day you'll get thrust onto the front lines with little/no training or knowledge of what products your selling to walk in/phone customers. If you start in summer you will quickly find out whether you're staying or not as it will feel like you've been tasked with swallowing all of the water in the tub or drowning. Make it past the first three days and you will find that you're learning an unearthly amount of information on everything having to do with building materials.

    -They will make you work 52-60 hours a week including every other weekend. So, overtime.
    -There's a decent bonus structure to make the month challenging and rewarding.
    -Limitless networking opportunities with builders and suppliers.
    -My location was staffed by the most helpful, hardest working people I've ever worked with.
    -If you're any good, customers will try to hire you away after only 3-4 months.
    -All higher positions are internal hires (promotions).

    Cons

    -They will make you work 52-60 hours a week so.
    -You're required to stand the entire day less lunch time.
    -Barebones operation means you offer some of the lowest prices but you end up doing a lot of mundane tasks that other companies delegate to people in other positions i.e. Cleaning, loading, product finding.

    Advice to Management

    Can't complain. I grew a lot from my time at the company and met some incredible people. Was ultimately canned just a week before I planned to submit my 2 weeks notice because the regional manager was changed and didn't understand my role/ contribution to the store. I would reccomend allowing the MT's to sit every now and then.

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84 Lumber Photos

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84 Lumber Interviews

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    Manager Trainee Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at 84 Lumber.

    Interview

    Applied and got a call the next day, did the brief phone interview. Went into the store and did some basic construction math. They're basically looking for Store Associates with the "prospects" of becoming a manager. Was offered near minimum wage with a bachelors degree and 2 years professional experience. They need to review the job description, a highschool student is qualified for this job. Does not look good on the company to try and pull this stunt on professional level workers.

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84 Lumber Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Midsized Employers, Forbes Magazine, 2016
  • Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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