84 Lumber leaps forward on Forbes' list

One of Washington County’s best-known businesses – 84 Lumber Co. – has made a quantum leap on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Largest Private Companies.

Eighty Four-based 84 Lumber is ranked 125th among 229 businesses in 2018 – 35 spots higher than it was in 2017. It has made the Forbes list nearly ever year since it was created in 1985. The local company also ranks 14th among 22 firms in the Retailing category.

The selections are based on annual revenue. Only companies that top $2 billion in sales through the end of the most recent fiscal year make the list.

Revenue-wise, 84 Lumber has been on an upward trend the past four years, according to figures the firm provided. It listed revenues for 2014 through 2017 as $2.3 billion, $2.5 billion and $2.8 billion and $3.3 billion.

Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber is the nation’s top privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings.

The company reported that it has 250 locations and 5,500 associates nationwide.