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.
I worked at 84 Lumber full-time (More than a year)
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).
-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.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at 84 Lumber (Dayton, OH).
Met with the store manager. We walked the yard and warehouse. So as long as you can read, write, and handle simple geometric mathematical functions you are ideal. However you must be able to fit in, fitting in is what makes or breaks your opportunity. Just be yourself Small workplace means you spend alot of time with the same individuals.
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!
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