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 include 4 additional stores located in Hackettstown, Kenvil, Ogdensburg and Fairlawn, NJ. He also started Grand Rental Station which has a store in Hackettstown NJ. The combined organizations employs over 90 people.
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.
Jeffrey Jacobus - Buyer
Jeffrey joined the BRL team in November of 2015. Jeff has been in the building trades for over 32 years, most recently with USG Corp., focusing on interior commercial products. Prior to that, Jeff was the General Manager of a medium sized NJ based builder with over 500 residential new home projects completed. Jeff assumed the Buyer position in 2016 and oversees purchasing for all five branches.
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.
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.
Rich Gagnon - Hackettstown Store Manager
Rich joined Blue Ridge Lumber in 2010 as an inside salesperson in Hackettstown. Rich brought 30 years of retail lumber management experience with him. Rich is equipped with a vast amount of product knowledge, purchasing and inventory control. Rich was promoted to store manager of our Hackettstown location in 2013.
Corey Groves - Kenvil Store Manager
Corey joined the sales team in September 2013 and has been appointed Manager of the Kenvil location. He has a long history of retail lumberyard management and has been working in the industry since 1997. He is an excellent manager who possesses great customer service skills.
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.