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Growth and retirements create room for advancement

Both new and experienced staff are finding great opportunities at JAY-K Lumber, as on-the-job training, mentorship, and retirements offer room to grow. We make sure you have everything you need to make this a career, not just a job.

JAY-K Lumber is a real lumberyard as well as a home improvement store, where we do real and important work for our customers, who include homeowners and do-it-yourselfers, as well as local and regional contractors and businesses.

We do it well, and we do it professionally, because we choose people with potential, and experience. No matter what your level of experience is, there’s always more to learn about lumber, hardware, and building. If you’re up for the work, we’ll teach you the trade, and maybe just give you a career for a lifetime.

We’re a family owned, single location business, and have great relationships with each other and our customers, with camaraderie, fun, and whatever it takes to do the job well.

Retirements and Promotions

The perfect examples: some of our long-time career staff are retiring, and others are moving into positions of more responsibility.

Kevin Countryman, new Contractor and Outside Sales ManagerAfter more than 30 years, Jim Moorhead, our Contractor and Outside Sales Manager, is retiring. Moving into that role is Kevin Countryman, who has worked in lumber sales, and nearly 4 years as our principle deck designer. Kevin will be responsible for managing outside sales staff, as well as outside and contractor sales. His department services current accounts, responds to bid requests for construction work in the region, and cultivates new clients. In order to meet growing demand, he plans to implement current technologies to streamline our outside and contractor sales communications and logistics, from faster bid and client responses to more efficient distribution and deliveries.

Larry Cieply, our Building Supply/Millwork Purchaser, will be retiring after nearly 50 years as a JAY-K Lumber team member. Dan Murphy, a store veteran of more than 25 years, will be bringing his expertise to an expanded role that includes Larry’s former responsibilities. Dan has already served as a purchaser for the plumbing, electrical, and paint departments.

We have continued to grow steadily in response to demand for our products and expert services, and we’re already hiring for immediate positions in several departments.

Check out our current openings, and let us help you become an important part of our team!

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