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84 Lumber Celebrates Top Performers

EIGHTY FOUR, PA. (March 20, 2023) 84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held building materials supplier, honored its top-performing associates during the company’s annual awards banquet, naming John Fitzgerald, Manager of the Year; Jason Skaggs, Area Manager of the Year; and Dominick Santos, Rookie of the Year.

Held on March 11th at the Nemacolin Resort in Farmington, Pa., the awards ceremony recognizes and rewards outstanding associates who have made positive impacts within the company and across the country.

“Recognizing our dedicated associates and celebrating their achievements is something we look forward to every year,” said President and Owner, Maggie Hardy. “As a 67-year-old company, we know firsthand that our associates can thrive and enjoy incredible, lifelong success. We are one big family here at 84 Lumber, and families celebrate each other.”

The honorees are:

2022 Rookie of the Year

Dominick Santos, Co-Manager, Jefferson City, TN, 1 year with 84 Lumber

“84 is really a family. One that takes care of each other and figures out how to support one another.” 

Growing up in Guam amidst a family of fishermen, Dominick Santos, the 2022 Rookie of the Year, did not imagine himself emigrating to the United States or joining 84 Lumber. What he found at 84 Lumber when he joined one year ago was an environment which encouraged learning and professional – as well as personal – growth.

Dominick Santos accepting his Rookie of the Year Award with 84 Lumber President Maggie Hardy

“Guys like Dominick, they really are the future of this company,” said Mark Ingersoll, Area Manager, Georgia and Tennessee.

For more on Dominick Santos, click here.

2022 Area Manager of the Year

Jason Skaggs, Area Manager, Florida, 22 Years with 84 Lumber

“Nothing is impossible”

“Selling this dream is really easy because I’m living proof of it,” said Area Manager of the Year Jason Skaggs. Skaggs started as a Manager Trainee in Ohio more than 20 years ago and rose to various positions in Ohio and Florida. In 2015, he became area manager for Florida.

Jason Skaggs accepting his Area Manager of the Year Award with 84 Lumber President Maggie Hardy

“84 has provided me every opportunity imaginable. From a young kid coming out of college that didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life; to go through the manager trainee program and 22 years later to be the Area Manager of the Year for the second time – I have a successful career and a great family – it’s a dream come true,” said Skaggs. “If you are willing to work hard, listen and learn, you can succeed at 84 Lumber. The opportunities are there, you just have to take them.”

For more on Jason Skaggs, click here.

2022 Manager of the Year

John Fitzgerald, Georgetown, TX, 29 years with 84 Lumber

“84 Lumber gives every associate the opportunity to have a remarkably successful career. If you are hardworking and willing to challenge yourself there is nothing that will stop you.”

Based at 84 Lumber’s Georgetown, Texas store, John Fitzgerald joined the company as a Manager Trainee 29 years ago in the Ohio market.

John Fitzgerald accepting his Manager of the Year Award with 84 Lumber President Maggie Hardy

“84 Lumber has given me the opportunity to have a variety of experiences which allowed me to work in different regions of the country. I’ve had the chance to have a real impact on associates’ careers and help build the future of the company,” said Fitzgerald. “84 Lumber is more than a company to work for; it is truly a family of associates across the country.”

For more on John Fitzgerald, click here.

About 84 Lumber

Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s largest privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. The company operates 310 facilities which includes stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops and engineered wood product centers in more than 35 states. 84 Lumber also offers turnkey installation services for a variety of products, including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking and drywall. A certified national women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy, 84 Lumber was named one of America’s Largest Private Companies by Forbes and also made the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2022. For more information, visit or join us at and

Republished from the 84 Lumber corporate news webpage

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