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
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
"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
Co-Owner - Executive Vice President