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Growing redwoods for the future was the original tagline for Big Creek Lumber and now 76 years later, they are excited to also be growing their lumberyard locations with the addition of a sixth retail lumber and Ace hardware store. Big Creek Lumber is in the process of acquiring O’Connor Lumber in Vallejo, Ca., and the name will be changed to Big Creek Lumber when the sale is finalized.
The store will remain open with the same products and staff. “Big Creek Lumber is pleased to have found a great fit with O’Connor Lumber. We like that it is a turn-key, well-run yard with a knowledgeable team that we can grow into the future. We plan to keep most things the same and are excited to also offer a full-service lumberyard with more lumber selection and a larger inventory,” said Kevin Dussault, retail divisional manager at Big Creek Lumber.
Big Creek’s leadership team is eager to carry on the traditions set by Joe and Rose Pierre and their family for the last three generations. “Rose and I really enjoy working with Big Creek and their staff. We are so grateful that our employees are being given the opportunity to work for Big Creek,” said Joe Pierre, the current owner of O’Connor Lumber.
Big Creek Lumber was founded in 1946, remains locally and family owned, and is currently led by the third generation of the McCrary family in the business. Both Big Creek and O’Connor are trusted and respected local companies and look forward to having the two business merge, prosper, and grow locally. “Big Creek would like to welcome the O’Connor employees to our team and congratulate the Pierre family on their retirement. We’re really excited about the opportunity to complement our operations with another really well-managed facility. It also is well-located to expand our market area,” shared Ellen McCrary Rinde, Vice President of HR and part of Big Creek’s ownership group.
As a part of the transition, Big Creek will roll out some customer service initiatives including offering customer credit accounts, an expanded delivery zone and a larger assortment of lumber and building materials. All O’Connor Lumber employees are encouraged to stay on the team as it transitions to Big Creek Lumber.
A grand opening will be scheduled for the fall. Big Creek Lumber is looking forward to continuing to provide quality lumber and hardware while ensuring that the success of Big Creek’s customers will remain their highest priority.