When Lynn first began working for the company, “customer accounts were kept on hand-written ledgers,” says Lynn. “Over the years, there have been so many changes in technology. We’ve grown into a larger location and doubled our number of employees.”CEO Kelly Fox along with Arnold and Debbie Schouten honor long-term employee Lynn Ostrowski as she celebrates 25 years with Hartnagel Building Supply.
As Office Manager, Lynn is responsible for payroll and accounting, and keeping track of vehicles, computers and equipment. Lynn says “the employees and customers here have always been like family and I’ve made so many long-lasting friendships throughout the years.
Lumber Traders, Inc., parent company of employee-owned Angeles Millwork & Lumber Company and Hartnagel Building Supply, is pleased to announce that Kelly Fox has joined the company as the new CEO.
Kelly will be replacing Arnold Schouten so he “can get back into his retirement.” Arnold will continue to serve the company as Chairman of the Board.
The public is invited to meet Kelly at an Open House Reception at
Hartnagel Building Supply on Thursday, November 7th from 7 am until 10 am or Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. on Friday, November 8th from 11 am until 2 pm.
Your comments about the stores, staff, products and services are welcomed.
Kelly has twelve years of sales and management experience in building materials with Seattle-based Dunn Lumber. As an Eagle Scout and community activist, he enjoys “serving others for the betterment of our community at work and at home.” Kelly also states, “I am lucky to be able to combine my passion for people with my love of the building materials industry in such a beautiful part of the state.”
In addition to his lumber yard experience, Kelly will complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at DeVry University this spring with a focus on small business management and entrepreneurship.
Kelly’s wife Denise and daughters Annika, 6, and Tilly, 3, are looking forward to making Port Angeles their new home. When not at work, Kelly and his family are likely to be enjoying trails and camping opportunities in Olympic National Park, or fly fishing in our local rivers.
Kelly can be reached by contacting Angeles Millwork & Lumber Company, 1601 S. C St., 457-8581 or Hartnagel Building Supply, 3111 E. Highway 101, 452-8933.
Long-time employee, Dave Olson has been with Hartnagel Building Supply since October 1988.
When he first started with the company, Dave remembers that he “and one other guy were the whole yard crew and only about nine employees worked at the store” which at the time was located on Front and Race Streets. Dave made deliveries and worked in the lumber yard loading materials for customers. After driving for several years, he moved inside to front counter sales and then worked his way into his current position in the Contractor Sales department.
Dave has seen many changes over the years and became an employee owner when Hartnagel transitioned to an Employee Stock Ownership company in 2004. Then in 2008 Dave helped move the store into a larger facility at its current location on the corner of East Highway 101 and Larch Drive.
“I enjoy helping people through their projects,” says Dave. He shared a story about a particular customer who wanted to build a shed but “didn’t even own a hammer. So I sold him a hammer. Each Friday I explained which materials he needed for the next step and drew a picture of what to do until he completed the project.”
In addition to assisting customers, Dave helps to keep the store stocked with hardwoods, molding, and hardware. Coworkers call him “our hardwoods guy.” Over the years, Dave says, “it’s been a constant learning experience with new products on the market almost every month.”
An avid woodworker, Dave is always building something and calls himself a “wood butcher extraordinaire.” And when Dave is on vacation, you’ll likely find a sign on his desk that says “Gone Fishin’!”
Contact Dave Olson at Hartnagel Building Supply, 3111 East Highway 101 in Port Angeles, or call 452-8933.