Lumber Person of the Year 2018: Margaret Price

Posted by & filed under Lumber Person of the Year.

Margaret Price is used to competing with men as equals. As the owner of Ridgefield Supply Company in Ridgefield, Connecticut, she sits in the boss’ chair every day in a male-dominated industry. Outside of work, she’s a competitive equestrian, a sport in which men and women compete directly on the same field of play. She’s… Read more »

Lumber Person of the Year 2017: Ray Bergeron

Posted by & filed under Lumber Person of the Year.

LDAC Lumber Person of the Year: Ray Bergeron, Eastford Building Supply Though he’s Connecticut’s Lumber Person of the Year, Ray Bergeron is originally a Rhode Islander, and his career can be traced in fittingly Rhode Island terms: his long and winding path through the lumber industry began “where the Grossman’s used to be.” He started… Read more »

2015 LDAC Lumber Person of the Year: Tom Bartram

Posted by & filed under Lumber Person of the Year.

  Tom Bartram began his career in the LBM industry after taking a part-time summer job in college. And he never looked back.   That initial part-time position at Community Lumber & Hardware in Lakeville, Conn. would be followed by a 42-year career in the industry. Today, Tom is the Lumber Dealer Association of Connecticut’s… Read more »

LDAC 2013 Annual Meeting Honoring Lumber Person of the Year Robert A. Kelly, Torno Lumber

Posted by & filed under Lumber Person of the Year.

  Robert Kelly got his start in the lumber and building material industry after seeing an ad in the Wall Street Journal headlined “Lumberyard for Sale in Seacoast Town.” “Immediately, I had a vision of a horse drawn wagon delivering rough-hewn beams to the docks and thought, ‘That’s for me.’” At the time he was… Read more »