Experience: Corporate Owners: President
Maggie Hardy Magerko
President & Owner
Maggie Hardy Magerko, appointed President of 84 Lumber Company in 1992, is responsible for day-to-day operations for the company her father, Joe Hardy III, founded in 1956 in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania. Maggie began training for this position when she was just five-years old, making regular appearances at the corporate headquarters, accompanying her father on site inspections of new properties and attending store visits. In her early twenties, Maggie went to work at the Bridgeville, Pennsylvania store to expand her knowledge of the daily store operations.
Although Maggie's personal style differs somewhat from her father's, her energetic approach and aggressive goals have been critical success factors in 84 Lumber's operation and growth. Under Maggie's guidance, 84 Lumber refocused its concentration on its original niche - the professional market. Maggie has made a number of strategic moves to strengthen the company's position as the leader in professional contractor sales, striking the delicate balance between maintaining 84 Lumber's traditional approach to doing business, and adapting to meet the ever-changing needs of the customer.
In addition to her duties as President of 84 Lumber Company, Maggie also serves as President & owner of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, one of North America's premier resort destinations. The lavish AAA Four-Diamond resort features six distinct lodging options, including the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel and clubhouse, the internationally acclaimed Woodlands Spa, 36 holes of golf including the Pete Dye designed Mystic Rock, a PGA Tour-tested course and former host to the 84 Lumber Classic, a sporting clay Shooting Academy, Wildlife Academy and 15 on-site restaurants and lounges among a multitude of amenities.
1969 - Five-year-old Maggie began to accompany her father on trips to the corporate headquarters and stores.
1984 - Maggie started working at the 84 Lumber Bridgeville store to learn the ropes.
1987 - Maggie was appointed President of the family-owned Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania.
1992 - Joe Hardy appoints his youngest daughter, Maggie, as President of 84 Lumber Company.
1994 - 84 Lumber, under Maggie's leadership, topped $1 billion in sales for the first time
1998 - For the second consecutive year, 84 Lumber was named the Largest Pro Dealer by National Home Center News magazine
1999 - 84 Lumber added Installed Sales services and International Sales. It was named Pennsylvania Governor's Export Excellence Award Winner that year
2000 - Maggie gained full ownership of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
2002 - 84 Lumber topped the $2 billion sales mark
2003 - 84 Lumber was named Pro Dealer of the Year by Home Channel News
2004 - 84 Lumber hit the $3 billion dollar sales mark for the first time in company history and the company unveils plans to add 50 additional stores and 15 component manufacturing plants in 2005