84 Lumber Company

84 Lumber has experienced meteoric growth in its 60-plus-year history. Beginning with Joe Hardy’s vision and extending into Maggie Hardy Knox’s leadership, the company has become the industry powerhouse it is today.

84 Lumber established its roots in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, in 1956 when founder Joe Hardy — in conjunction with his two brothers, Norman and Bob Hardy, and family friends Ed Ryan and Jack Kunkle — together purchased land and buildings for a new “cash and carry” lumberyard. Customers paid by cash or check. If merchandise was unable to be carried out, an additional charge was implemented to deliver the item. This model was beneficial for many years, as the company never accrued substantial debts and assets kept flowing.

Hardy and his brothers became sole owners of 84 Lumber as the company entered a new phase of expansion in the 1960s. The growth was largely accomplished by keeping overhead low and adopting a “no frills” warehouse-style approach to most of the stores.
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
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Stacy Klein
Executive Director