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  • Business/Entrepreneur of the Month » September 2012


    Hess Lumber Company

    September 2012
    The Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Hess Lumber Company as September’s Chamber Business/Entrepreneur of the Month.

    Hess Lumber Company was opened on March 17th, 1964 by Jim Hess. Jim’s father, Carl Hess, owned Coldwater Lumber and learned of a vacant lumber yard in Bellefontaine. Jim wanted to start his own business and visited Bellefontaine. He fell in love with the small town charm of Bellefontaine and decided to open Hess Lumber Company in the vacant lumber yard. Currently the family business is owned by Dan Hess, son of Jim. Also working in the lumberyard with Dan are Jason Meyers and Matt Skidmore.

    Hess Lumber Company provides a large variety of building materials such as: lumber, plywood, roofing insulation, doors, windows, moldings, and hardware. They also repair screen doors and windows, and can replace glass in older window frames.

    They believe they are unique in the fact that they are “old fashioned”. They don’t use a computer system and do all of their orders and record keeping by hand. “I believe this enhances the personal touch. You always get a friendly voice when you call, and a personal greeting when you come in,” says Dan Hess. They can usually deliver your order the same day for a minimal fee of $5-10 within the city limits. They stock the highest quality lumber, so the customer gets the most for their money. When asked about their marketing strategy Dan also states, “We have a loyal customer base because of our excellent customer service. I’m fortunate to have excellent employees as well.” Hess Lumber Company is located at 300 E Columbus Avenue, Bellefontaine.

    Please join us in thanking Hess Lumber Company for their continued support of Logan County!! Thank you for helping us make Logan County a great place to live, work and play!