The Friends Lumber, Inc.


1870 Hamburg Street Schenectady, NY 12304

Phone:(518)372-5476  Fax:(518)372-0805

Hours:  Monday - Friday, 7:30AM - 5:00PM

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            Who we are....

How we began:

On February 1, 1982, Jeremiah Peters opened the doors to The Friends Lumber, Inc.  With his outstanding leadership and knowledge of the industry, in which he had over 35 years of experience, Jerry created a thriving business with a strong family feel.

In 1987, Jerry's son, David, and his daughter, Nancy along with the support of his wife Eleanor (Miss Elly) took over the business. 


In a world where the personal touch is lacking, you can still find it at Friends!

Our dedicated staff is a valuable asset to our company.  We pride ourselves on courteous, friendly, and knowledgeable service.  Jeremiah Peters' motto is used daily,: "We do whatever it takes!" With that attitude in a competitive market place, we continue to grow and evolve into a unique operation. 

Friends Lumber is a proud member of:

N.A.H.B. - The National Association of Home Builders; The Remodelors Council; Capital Region Builders Association; Saratoga Builders Association, N.R.L.A. - Northeastern Retail Lumber Association, N.F.I.B. - National Federation of Independent Business

Voted "Best Lumber Yard" 2003 - Metroland Magazine:

Metroland Online - Best of the Capital Region 2002

What our customers have to say:

Our customers appreciate our efforts, here is what they say:

     "Your staff really lives up to your name.  Everyone from your sales staff to your woodshop staff to your yardmen were all very helpful and friendly."  

      Michael R. - Schenectady, NY                                                                        

     "It's a pleasure to deal with people that know their product and take pride in their work.  All of our deliveries have been on time, in good condition and correct, something your competitors don't seem to care about. You have created a company that works like a well oiled machine.  Where your entire staff has a true understanding of customer service."

     MaryAnn & Jim T.- Altamont, NY

     "I tell all my remodeling customers to shop at "Friends" for their own building needs because of the great quality of their products and their great service!"

     Keith C. - Schenectady, NY

From the desk of....

Our commitment to our customers is:  "We'll provide the highest quality building material available at the lowest possible price, while providing our customers with outstanding, friendly service.  I guarantee it." 

David Peters

Co-Owner - Executive Vice President


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