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Curtis Lumber Overview

Ballston Spa, NY
501 to 1000 employees
1890
Company - Private
Home Centers & Hardware Stores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Curtis Lumber is one of the 100 largest and fastest-growing building materials retailers in the nation. We recognize our employees hard work and dedication are the driving force of our success, and we continually look for ways to reward them. Our employees enjoy competitive ... Read more

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  • CALLING ALL CDL DRIVERS!! Our Ballston Spa Location is hosting a Job Fair just for CDL Drivers! When: Weds 9/19/18 from 3 pm-5pm Where: Curtis Lumber Corporate Office (Large White Building) 885 Route 67 Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Please park in our visitor parking lot when you arrive Please call Karen 518-490-1425 with any questions http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQkUT

  • CALLING ALL CDL DRIVERS!!
    Our Ballston Spa Location is hosting a Job Fair just for CDL Drivers!
    When: Weds 9/19/18 from 3 pm-5pm
    Where: Curtis Lumber Corporate Office (Large White Building)
    885 Route 67 Ballston Spa, NY 12020
    Please park in our visitor parking lot when you arrive
    Please call Karen 518-490-1425 with any questions
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Curtis Lumber – Why Work For Us?


Curtis Lumber has been in business since 1890. We are, and always have been, family-owned. Curtis Lumber is one of the 100 largest and fastest-growing building materials retailers in the nation.  We recognize our employees hard work and dedication are the driving force of our success, and we continually look for ways to reward them.  Our employees enjoy competitive pay and excellent benefits coupled with a positive work environment built on mutual respect and professionalism. 

At Curtis Lumber we embrace a culture of accountability and safety.  Accountable to ourselves and each other.   Our focus on safety has led us to develop one of the nation's leading safety programs. Our commitment to each other and the communities we all call home is why we go to work every day.

Join us, and you’ll quickly see that everything that sets us apart is also what brings us together.  Bring your career here and you’ll experience a dynamic culture and tremendous support from both management and colleagues alike. 

Opportunity.  Growth.  Community.

From day one, you’ll become an integral part of an engaged workforce, made stronger every day through mentoring, supportive managers, and accessible company leaders whose doors are always open.
 

Go where opportunity and growth are part of the culture.

We recently celebrated 125 years in business!  Join us as we continue to grow our business and empower our work force like never before. This means opportunities to lead and advance and make an impact are at an all time high. It also means we continue to look for and reward people who aren’t afraid to embrace new challenges and become a part of a team.

Join us and see just how far you can go in an environment committed to great customer service and colleague success.​  So, if you’re ready to step up, take on new challenges and reach for more, we’re ready to give you every opportunity to do so.

 
 

Some of the many benefits to working for us:

Opportunity, Growth, Community!

Are you interested in learning more about the construction industry? 

Curtis Lumber is willing to train and teach employees who exemplify a great attitude and willingness to learn!

Curtis Lumber offers:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits for you and your family!
  • Increasing pay rates based on performance
  • Generous Paid time off!
  • 401k/Retirement Plan including a company match program!
  • Company paid Life Insurance!
  • Employee Assistance Program!
  • Company Profit Share!
  • Employee Discount!
  • Growth Opportunities!
  • Free Training/Learning programs!

From day one, you’ll become an integral part of an engaged workforce, made stronger every day through mentoring, supportive managers, and accessible company leaders whose doors are always open.

Curtis Lumber wants you, no industry experience necessary!


Throughout Curtis Lumber's 125 years in business, Curtis has committed to the communities surrounding each location.  One great example of that is Curtis Lumber's annual PetAPalooza event.

Owners Jay and Kendra Curtis started PetAPalooza in hopes to shed light on adopting shelter pets in need of a home.  Taking in abuse cases of their own, the Curtis' have used the company's name to help get word out to the public to not only adopt shelter pets, but to also have pets spayed or neutered to avoid unwanted strays.

PetAPalooza is an event where the company invites shelter and rescue groups to come to 12 of Curtis Lumber's 21 locations and bring animals to these locations to get adopted. 


Although the end goal is to ensure animals are adopted into new loving homes, the special day also includes additional community opportunities allowing people to meet local pet sitters, groomers and even local veterinarians who participate in the annual event.

Many adoption rates are lowered for the day as well as some pets being adopted out for free.  Hundreds of animals from over 100+ shelters and rescue groups are available including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, reptiles and more!  Although the end goal is to ensure animals are adopted into new forever homes, the special day also includes additional community opportunities allowing people to meet local pet sitters, groomers and even local veterinarians who participate in the annual event.

 

 

If even one pet finds a needy human to adopt, it is a success for us." 
-Jay S. Curtis

Curtis Lumber Reviews

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    I have been working at Curtis Lumber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can truly say for the first time in a long time I love my job. The trainer process was thorough and is on going which I enjoy and there is certainly plenty to learn. I find the atmosphere to be really wonderful as well. Managers are very involved, open and receptive which is nice to feel and know you matter. Despite departments being somewhat "separate" just by nature and flow you do start knowing people in passing and most as very eager to be friendly. I think they have a good work environment, great goals, and a promising future here. As an employee there seems to be a lot of room for learning new areas of the business should someone feel they want to step into another department. Really an all around great experience so far.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about thus far of the company.

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Curtis Lumber Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Queensbury, NY
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Curtis Lumber (Queensbury, NY).

    Interview

    Apply. Come back when Store Manager is in. Talk to Store Manager. Wait for call. I would suggest applying in person when the Store Manager is there, and asking to speak to him/her. Was a very "Mom & Pop" style hiring, which I definitely prefer to the all too common 100 question personality quiz online that most employers are headed towards.

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Curtis Lumber Awards & Accolades

  • The 2018 ProSales 100 List, ProSales Magazine, 2018
  • Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award, OSHA, 2017

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