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.
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.
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.