Eight convenient locations serving Northern New Jersey
& Eastern Pennsylvania
Gregory Ackerson - President
Greg serves as the President and owner of Blue Ridge Lumber. He took over after his father retired in 1992. Blue Ridge Lumber was a single yard location and employed 16 people at the time. Greg has expanded the business throughout the years to eight locations, that employ over 100 people. He also started Grand Rental Station which has a store in Hackettstown NJ.
Charles Post - General Manager
Chuck has been with Blue Ridge Lumber since 2003. He was a manager from 2003-2013 at both Hackettstown and Kenvil locations. He is a skilled manager with an extensive background in the lumber industry. As General Manager, he oversees all store operations and sales, works closely with store managers and road sales staff.
Corey Groves - Purchasing
Corey joined the Blue Ridge Lumber team in September of 2013 as a store manager. Corey has been in the building products industry for over 25 years, working over 17 years as a store manager as well as holding various other customer service and sales positions. He has worked closely with contractors ensuring they have all materials to finish their projects. Corey became a buyer in the September of 2022 and helps purchasing materials for all seven branches.
Brian Scott - Buyer
Brian joined the Blue Ridge Lumber team in February of 2022. Brian has been in the building products industry for over 10 years, holding various customer service and sales positions. He has worked closely with contractors ensuring they have all materials to finish their projects. Brian became a buyer in the May of 2022 and helps purchasing materials for all seven branches.
Douglas Bayer - Blairstown Store Manager
Doug has been with BRL since 1988. He has had a lot of hands-on experience, working several different positions within the company over the years. From 1998 until 2004, he headed up the Hackettstown store as the store manager.
Steve Chuck - Hackettstown Store Manager
Steve joined the BRL team in 2008 as inside sales with the acquisition of Wickes Lumber. He began working in the lumber industry in 1986 with Wickes, giving him almost 40 years of knowledge and experience. Steve has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge in both product and inventory control. Steve was promoted to store manager of our Hackettstown location in 2022.
Kevin Howey - Kenvil Store Manager
Kevin is quite a success story, after working for 4 years at other local lumber yards, he joined the the BRL team in 2009 as a Yard employee. He was promoted to Dispatcher in Kenvil, then to a top preforming counter salesperson and finally to manager in 2021. All together Kevin brings over 16 years of ground up experience to the Management Team.
Craig Lawson - Ogdensburg Store Manager
Craig became part of the BRL team in 2008. He has 25 years of experience in the business with extensive knowledge of all facets of a lumber yard from operations to sales. Craig has developed strong relationships with our customers and contactors through his involvement with sales. Craig was manager of our Kenvil store and is now responsible for our Ogdensburg location.
Chris Enright - Fair Lawn Store Manager
Chris joined the Management Team in 2016 and was appointed Manager of the Fair Lawn location. Chris brings over two decades of retail lumber experience, during that time he has worked both as a Manager and Outside Sales Representative. Chris possesses excellent managerial skills as well as being a talented sales person.
Craig Curry - East Stroudsburg Store Manager
Began lumber and building materials career PT in 1987 at Cramer's Home Centers while attending ESU. After graduation in '91 I chose to remain in East Stroudsburg then working FT. Duties included yard worker, Inside sale, Kitchen/ Bath sales, asst. Mgr and then Store Manager in '96 (for 3 Cramer's locations through 2022 when joining the BRL Team) Expertise in: Inv. mgmt, hardlines purchasing, team building/ leading, sales, customer service and distribution.
Steve Worden - Pocono Summit Store Manager
Steve joined the Blue Ridge Team in 2022 to manage the Pocono Summit location. Steve brings over 5 years of retail lumber sales experience, in addition to 5 years of construction experience, and 7 1/2 years in the Army as a medic.
Carol Metzgar - Blairstown Office Manager
Carol joined Blue Ridge Lumber in 1993. As Office Manager, she is responsible for the overall accounting and financial functions at Blue Ridge Lumber.