by Kimberley Williams, SVP, Retail Operations
Williams Lumber and Home Centers was founded in 1946 by Stanley Williams in Rhinebeck, NY with a dedication to excellent service and community commitment. Today, that tradition continues with over 260 employees at their eight locations serving Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, and Ulster counties.
Ranked as one of Ace Hardware’s top twenty independently owned retailers in the nation, Williams Lumber offers a large selection of top home improvement brands: power tools such as DeWalt and Makita, lawn and garden supplies from Scotts and Weber, kitchen cabinets by Omega and Schrock, windows and doors by Marvin, decking by Trex, paving stones by Unilock, shingles by GAF, and a full line of Benjamin Moore paint. Williams Lumber also offers a complete selection of Carhartt clothing as well as hardware, housewares, and giftware for the most discerning customer. At Williams you’ll find lumberyards fully stocked with all types of building materials to appeal to any builder, DIY-er, or homeowner.
After more than seventy years in the mid-Hudson Valley, Williams Lumber is still owned and operated by the Williams family. Sandy Williams and his two eldest daughters, Kimberley and Kelly, oversee the day to day operations of the entire Williams Lumber chain. Sandy serves as president of the company, Kelly is senior vice president of contractor sales, and Kimberley is senior vice president of retail operations. Kim also manages the company’s philanthropic activities and serves as marketing director, even starring in Williams’ popular and widely recognized television commercials.
Williams Lumber and Home Centers is poised to meet the challenges of an ever-changing retail landscape in the years ahead, benefitted by the family’s consistent stewardship and vision. Having personally served on several local boards of directors and committees in recent years, Kim is uniquely attuned to the needs of the community and looks forward to helping Hudson Valley businesses and families “Nail It Right the First Time” for many years to come.
Williams Lumber and Home Centers, the name you know and the name you trust!