84 Lumber names divisional VP
Phil Garuccio has been named divisional VP for 84 Lumber Company covering the Central Division.
Garuccio, 42, is a 22 year veteran of 84 Lumber, began his career in 1993 as a Manager Trainee at the company’s Empire, Ohio, store. He’s also served as a co-manager, store manager and area manager in the Central and Southeast Divisions.
“Phil has proven himself to be an invaluable and experienced leader in our company and the knowledge and skills he has developed moving through the ranks of our company will be great assets in his new position leading the Central Division,” said Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber President and Owner.
The Central Division covers Western Pennsylvania, the Panhandle and Northern West Virginia, Western Maryland and most of Ohio. Garuccio will oversee more than 65 stores, one component manufacturing plant, three Engineered Wood Product (EWP) hubs, 11 Kitchen and Bath Design Centers, two custom millwork shops and installed construction services for professional residential and commercial contractors.
“I’m humbled and gratified that Maggie and the management team would choose me to lead the Central Division,” said Garuccio. “It’s a great challenge, and opportunity to continue to grow this division.”
Garuccio is a native of New Martinsville, West Virginia, and resides in North Lima, Ohio, with his wife and two children.
One of the nation’s largest lumberyard chains, 84 Lumber is based in Eighty-four, Pennsylvania.
ABC Supply relocates three branches
Three branches of building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. moved into new facilities in recent weeks, the company said.
The Bloomington, Indiana store moved to 1600 N. Curry Pike. The East Peoria, Illinois branch relocated to 399 Truck Haven Road. The Oklahoma City facility is now at 1500 W. Reno Ave.
The moves “will enable them to better serve local contractors and builders,” according to an announcement released Wednesday.
All three locations carry steep-slope and low-slope roofing products and systems, siding, windows and doors, and related supplies. Other product offerings are determined by local market conditions.
Beloit, Wisconsin-based ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other exterior building products.
Executive retires from Alexander Lumber
Alexander Lumber’s Tom Hodgson, executive VP of operations, announced his retirement from Alexander Lumber after 23 years with the company and nearly five decades in the industry.
The retirement takes effect Jan. 31.
Hodgson joined Alexander Lumber in 1992 as the Aurora District Manager, covering the Chicago Metro region. Over the next fifteen years, Tom built and led a strong team, growing the Aurora District into Alexander Lumber’s largest and most profitable division.
In 2007, he was promoted to his current role, providing essential leadership within the company during the housing recession and, more recently, through the final illness of its longtime president, Walter Alexander.
In anticipation of Alexander’s passing, Hodgson was instrumental in guiding the search for a successor and facilitating that transition ahead of his retirement announcement.
At its January board meeting, the Alexander Board of Directors elected Hodgson as an outside director and look forward to his continued service to the company in that capacity.