Team

Gregory Ackerson - President

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

Charles PostGeneral 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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.