1937: The Beginning of GNH Lumber Inc.
In January of 1937, Stanley L. Ingalls and James M. Freeman started the Greenville Norton Hill Lumber, Co. They had formed a partnership for the purpose of dealing in lumber, building materials and coal. Ingalls and Freeman stayed in business together for three years before the partnership was dissolved and Ingalls became the sole owner of the lumber company.
In 1940, a sawmill was erected to manufacture lumber from local lots. The first office of the company was in the kitchen of the Ingalls home in Norton Hill. The store in Norton Hill was built in 1953. In 1960, GNH started to manufacture pre-fabricated truss rafters and in 1976 also began manufacturing panelized homes.
1965: GNH's Windham Location Opens
GNH opened its second location in 1965 when a new yard was purchased from Welsh & Gray in Windham, NY. In September of 1987 Windham opened a new improved showroom when the original building was torn down and a 4,200 sq. ft. showroom was built with a 4,800 sq. ft. warehouse.
1995: Greene County's Home Planning Center
In 1995, GNH noticed a need in the area and opened the area's only Home Planning Center in the original house of the company's founder. The Home Planning Center is a resource center for contractors and homeowners alike to help them easily facilitate the process of remodeling and building new additions, garages, homes, etc. GNH employs a full time draftsman as well as an estimator who draft custom plans and provide detailed estimates for any project or undertaking.
In 2003 GNH leased a vacant building on Route 32, Greenville in the Bryant's Country Square. After extensive remodeling to the building's interior the company moved its Norton Hill operation into the 43,000 sq. ft. facility in February 2004. GNH opened the area's only state of the art drive thru warehouse facility and expanded their lumber, and hardware lines to address the needs of the community. GNH expanded its hours as well to keep up with the growing demand.
In January of 2007 GNH Lumber, Inc. celebrated 70 years of business in Greene County.
2008: GNH's Coxsackie Location Opens
In 2008 GNH purchased Pioneer Lumber in Coxsackie, NY offering their customers three full service locations in Greene County. The "new" Coxsackie location is 2 ½ miles from the NYS thruway entrance. GNH kept the entire staff from Pioneer Lumber bringing their total number of full and part-time employees to just over 85.
2013: GNH's Latham Location Opens
In 2013, GNH's Design Showcase in Latham opened. The Design Showcase is located at 898 New Loudon Road in Latham and features only the finest products from Marvin & Integrity Windows and Doors, as well as a Kitchen & Bath Design Center that features all of the top brands from MasterBrand Cabinetry, such as Omega, Kemper, Embassy and more.
Through the years GNH has never lost sight of its original philosophy of customer service. The company's mission is to provide "exceptional service" and quality products to its customers at a fair price. This dedication to service is what sets GNH Lumber, Inc. apart from the rest - making customer service its first priority. GNH strives to stay on the cutting edge of technology with the newest equipment and a knowledgeable staff. They continue to provide quality products at the competitive prices which their customers have grown to expect since 1937.