84 Lumber on Forbes’ ‘Best Mid-Size Employers’ list

84 Lumber Co., the nation’s leading privately held building materials and services supplier, has been named to Forbes’ 2016 list of America’s 250 Best Mid-Size Employers.

The company said in a press release Thursday that companies were selected based on a survey conducted by Forbes, in partnership with Statista.com, of more than 30,000 employees working for large or mid-size firms — with 1,000 or more employees — across 25 industries.

Employees were asked to recommend and rate their employers, as well as mention good and bad employers in sectors and industries besides their own.

“Earning a spot in Forbes’ Best Mid-Size Employers list is a great achievement for the 84 Lumber family,” said Maggie Hardy Magerko, president and owner of 84 Lumber. “Part of our mission at 84 is to serve our customers through a team of hardworking associates, and to create an environment for our associates where nothing is impossible.

“This recognition from Forbes is a testament to the success of our mission, and national acknowledgement of the commitment of our associates across the country.”

Founded in 1956 by Magerko’s father, Joe Hardy, 84 Lumber started as a “cash and carry” lumber yard in Eighty Four where the company continues to maintain its national headquarters.

Today, the company operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops and engineered wood product centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country.

The company also offers professional residential and commercial contractors turn-key installed services for a variety of products including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking, and drywall.