Following a record-breaking year in 2020, 84 Lumber hosted its top-performing associates from around the country for the company’s annual awards banquet.
Notable awards presented include the Manager of the Year Award, which went to Mark Olivani. with Area Manager of the Year given to Nick Boyd. Rookie of the Year was awarded to Bailey George.
This was also the first time in company history that all three sales award winners were presented to sales associates who reached over $100 million in sales in one year. These winners include Matt Born (Gold), Dan Jones (Silver) and Chuck Frerichs (Bronze).
The event, which took place at Nemacolin in Farmington, Pa. on April 30, 2021, honored associates who made positive impacts in their stores and communities last year.
“The annual awards banquet is one of my favorite events each year,” said 84 Lumber President Maggie Hardy. “Celebrating our top associates is important to me because without their hard work and dedication, 84 Lumber would not be where we are today.”
Olivani, Manager of the Year, has been with the company for more than 25 years and currently manages the successful Conroe, Texas store.
“I feel like Mark and I have grown up together at 84,” said Hardy. “We’ve been through so much, and he truly is deserving of this recognition. Mark has always been one of my favorites. I’m so happy for him!"
The 2020 Area Manager of the Year, Nick Boyd, manages all the 84 Lumber stores across the state of Texas. Boyd has been with the company for nearly 20 years and continues to grow the Texas locations, the pro dealer said.
“One of the great things about Nick is that he was one of the key people that helped lead us into new places in Texas,” said Hardy. “Places where I never thought we could do $710 million in sales and $40 million dollars in net income. That’s an amazing achievement. I’m proud to see him become a true entrepreneur.”
This year’s Rookie of the Year award was given to Bailey George, co-manager of the Huntersville, N.C. store. Like most of the successful managers, co-managers and leaders at 84 Lumber, George started his career in the company’s Manager Trainee program.
All top candidates were selected by their divisional vice president and interviewed by senior leadership at 84 Lumber team headquarters.
Other honorees included Manufacturing Manager of the Year, Buyer of the Year, Team Headquarters MVP and more. Various merit awards were also presented for best sales performance and improvement.
Since first opening its doors for business in 1956, 84 Lumber has experienced exponential growth and now has more than 250 stores and 6,000 associates nationwide. In 2020, 84 Lumber achieved record-breaking sales, and in 2021, the company plans to open stores in new markets including Detroit, Boise and Stockton, Calif.