The Sandri-Lezzer Lumber and Farm Equipment was founded in 1927 by Michael Lezzer and his cousins, Louie and Charlie Sandri. The three men specialized in building materials and farm equipment sales and repair. In 1949 Michael Lezzer and his two sons, Maurice and Kenneth purchased the lumber and building materials portion of the business to begin Lezzer Lumber Company. Since that time Lezzer Lumber has been a leading retailer in brand name building materials serving Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

The original store was located on State Street in Curwensville until a devastating fire in 1971. Unbelievably the store opened for business the next day regardless of the damage incurred. The disaster however forced Lezzer Lumber to move to the present site on Schofield Street, just a few blocks over. It was then that Lezzer began to evolve from a traditional lumber yard to a home center.

HISTORIC LEZZER VIDEO
The video clip that was taken from an interview done in 1990.
Early footage courtesy of Curwensville Historical Society.

History Timeline

  • 1972Lezzer Lumber retail store opens in DuBois, PA
  • 1977Lezzer Lumber retail store opens in Indiana, PA
  • 1980Lezzer Lumber retail store opens in Butler, PA
  • 1983Lezzer Lumber retail store opens in Pennsdale, PA
  • 1984Lezzer Lumber retail store opens in State College, PA
  • 1996 – Lezzer acquires White Brothers, a commercial door manufacturer, and renames the facility Lezzer Commercial Doorsin Williamsport, PA
  • 1999Lezzer Truss Systems manufacturing facility opens in Curwensville, PA
  • 2000Lezzer Pro-Installations formed, offering installation services to retail customers
  • 2001Lezzer Holdings formed, reorganizing the company into business type-specific divisions. Lezzer Holdings is the parent corporation of all Lezzer companies and is headquartered inCurwensville, PA
  • 2002 – Lezzer acquires Dynamic Energy Services, a cellulose insulation installer, and renames the company Lezzer Insulation Services
  • 2004Lezzer Lumber retail store opens in Harrisburg, PA
  • 2007 – Lezzer acquires J.H. Brubaker Lumber Company, a lumber and building materials retailer servicing Lancaster County, and renames the company Lezzer Lumber.  The acquisition adds retail locations in Lancaster, PA and Manheim, PA
  • 2009 – Lezzer acquires Construction Resources United located in Forest Hill, Maryland and renames the company Construction Solutions Unlimited.  More commonly known as CSU, the division provides installed framing packages, including exterior doors, windows, roofing and siding for new construction projects.  In 2011, the division was relocated and now operates out of Manheim, PA
  • 2009Lezzer Transportation formed, operating as a common carrier to provide transport services for the Lezzer companies, as well as non-Lezzer businesses, primarily in the Marcellus Shale gas industry.  Lezzer Transportation is headquartered in Curwensville, PA
  • 2010Lezzer Energy Services formed, servicing the Marcellus Shale gas industry with installation of drill and frac containment systems, pit liners, rig and swamp mats and drill site supplies.Lezzer Energy Services operates out of Curwensville, PA
  • 2012Lezzer Energy Services develops and manufacturesTruss Pond™, a portable above ground water impoundment system, a trademarked and patent-pending system for use in theoil and gas industries
  • 2015Lezzer Design Center opens in Lewisburg, PA as a stand alone inspiration and design center.  Also, the 10th Lezzer Lumber retail store opening in Hollidaysburg, PA.

Today

Lezzer Holdings, Inc. now operates under a third generation, with the sons of Maurice and Kenneth Lezzer directing the daily activities.

Lezzer Lumber Officers

  • Maurice E. Lezzer – Chairman of the Board
  • Michael F. Lezzer – Chief Executive Officer
  • David M. Lezzer – President
  • Kenneth C. Lezzer – Executive Vice President & Secretary
  • Julie A. Seighman – Treasurer
  • Jay R. Lee – Chief Financial Officer/Asst. Secretary & Asst. Treasurer
  • John R. Lloyd – Chief Operating Officer

Generation to Generation

From generation to generation, one thing has remained the same…you can count on Lezzer Lumber to provide quality products and outstanding service at a competitive price.

Lezzer Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries currently employ more than 350 people.  Our staff includes knowledgeable salespeople, truck drivers, yard workers, buyers, accountants, support staff, manufacturing personnel and jobsite supervisors ready to assist in any of the multitude of services offered.

Philanthropy

The Lezzer family and employees have been known for their generosity throughout the years.  Some of the local charities that have benefited from Lezzer’s support are food banks, fire departments, hospitals, civic organizations and underprivileged children, for which Christmas has been provided each year.  The Lezzer family and employees played a key role in the construction of the Alan Fairman Center, a community recreation facility located at the Curwensville Area High School.  Lezzer Lumber also contributed to the Workforce Development and Technology Center at the Penn State DuBois Campus.  And we are proud to be the sponsor of the Lezzer Lumber Football Classic, which features the top high school football prospects in central Pennsylvania.



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