Barbes Named VP of National Sales at 84 Lumber
EIGHTY FOUR, Penn. — Jim Barbes has been named VP of National Sales for 84 Lumber. Barbes started his career at 84 Lumber as a management trainee in New Jersey in 2000, working his way up to be a manager, to an area manager in Cleveland, and then to an area manager in Northern Virginia/DC, where he led one of 84 Lumber’s most profitable regions. As VP of National Sales, Barbes is responsible for scaling his success in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. regions and bringing consistency to the company’s sales process across the country.
“My job will be pretty straightforward – keep 84 Lumber connected to the national builder’s needs at every single level of the organization,” explained Barbes. “I’m excited to take what I’ve learned at the regional level and apply that to our national sales team.”
Barbes takes this role at a time when 84 Lumber continues to expand, both in terms of footprint and manpower. With a new recruitment campaign launching earlier this month, new stores opening up across the country and an increased demand for new homes, Barbes will be focusing his attention on continuing these upward trends.
“Sales is about relationships, and Jim understands that better than anyone,” said Maggie Hardy Magerko, president and owner of 84 Lumber. “I know our customers appreciate everything Jim does for them, and I know that our sales team will, too.”
Source: 84 Lumber