Maggie Hardy Magerko
Maggie Hardy Magerko

EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. – The Women Builders Council named Maggie Hardy Magerko, owner and president of 84 Lumber building materials chain, winner of its 2017 Champion Award. Hardy Magerko is also owner of Nemacolin Woodlands, a 2,000 acre resort.

The award recognizes Hardy Magerko as a driving force in the building industry, and her great responsibility - to employees, customers and the communities the 84 Lumber serves. Selected as one of three 2017 recipients, Hardy Magerko was chosen for her ability to drive change. The association said Hardy Magerko's commitment to taking responsibility has directly led to her success – and the success of both of her companies. 

During her tenure, Hardy Magerko has transformed 84 Lumber into the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. Her vision positioned 84 Lumber for success with a refocused concentration on its original customer niche – the professional market – topping $1B in sales in 1994, $2B in 2004 and $2.86B in 2016.

Under her leadership, 84 Lumber has grown to more than 250 stores and was named to Forbes’ List of America’s 250 Best Mid-Size Employers for the last two years. Similarly, Nemacolin Woodlands has been rated a AAA Five-Diamond resort and boasts more than 2,000 acres of four-season amenities.

Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber also offers professional residential and commercial contractors turn-key installed services for a variety of products including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking, and drywall. A certified women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber was named as one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers in America 2016 and Forbes’ Largest Private Companies in America 2016. For more information, please visit www.84lumber.com.