EIGHTY FOUR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From the very first day at 84 Lumber, employees learn how their job directly impacts the company’s bottom line. Whether it’s sweeping the floors or closing a multi-million dollar contract, everyone knows the role they play in the company’s business plan. Jim Barbes knows these roles better than anyone because he’s done it all. After 17 years, he now finds himself responsible for all National Sales for a $3.0B company.
Barbes started his career at 84 Lumber as a management trainee in New Jersey in 2000, working his way up to be a manager, to an area manager in Cleveland, and then to an area manager in Northern Virginia/DC, where he led one of 84 Lumber’s most profitable regions. As VP of National Sales, Barbes is responsible for scaling his success in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. regions and bringing consistency to the company’s sales process across the country.
“My job will be pretty straightforward – keep 84 Lumber connected to the national builder’s needs at every single level of the organization,” explained Barbes. “I’m excited to take what I’ve learned at the regional level and apply that to our national sales team.”
Barbes takes this role at a time when 84 Lumber continues to expand, both in terms of footprint and manpower. With a new recruitment campaign launching earlier this month, new stores opening up across the country and an increased demand for new homes, Barbes will be focusing his attention on continuing these upward trends.
“Sales is about relationships, and Jim understands that better than anyone,” said Maggie Hardy Magerko, president and owner of 84 Lumber. “I know our customers appreciate everything Jim does for them, and I know that our sales team will, too.”
To learn more about 84 Lumber, visit the company online here.
About 84 Lumber
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber 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. A certified women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber was named as one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers in America 2016 and Forbes’ Largest Private Companies in America 2016. For more information, please visit www.84lumber.com.