Ward Lumber Cooperative logo

[ Staff ]

At Ward Lumber you’ll find a great deal of experience in our team.

Ward Lumber a Worker-Owned Cooperative in Jay, New York.

Ward Lumber a Worker-Owned Cooperative in Malone, New York.

Jay Store

Tricia Whitton
Jay General Manager

697 Glen Road
Jay, NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3447
Email: pwhitton@wardlumber.com

Timothy Clark Jr.
Jay Store Manager

697 Glen Road
Jay, NY 12941
Office: 518-508-3448
Email: tclark@wardlumber.com

CJ Young
Yard Manager

697 Glen Road
Jay, NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3459
Email: cjyoung@wardlumber.com

Dale Fredenburg
Hardware Buyer

697 Glen Road
Jay, NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3457
Fax: (518) 946-1236
Email: dfredenburg@wardlumber.com

Jay Store Pro Sales Team

RJ Tromblee
Pro Sales

697 Glen Road
Jay NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3458
Cell: (518) 524-6988
Fax: (518) 946-1236
Email: rjtromblee@wardlumber.com

RJ is committed to providing excellent service to our customers every day. RJ started at Ward Lumber in 1996 at our sales counter. Since then, he has held several positions, including hardlines supervisor in the Plattsburgh store and assistant store manager in Jay. RJ received a 20 year safety award in December 2017 as well as many sales achievement and team appreciation awards. RJ has completed industry courses and seminars including Fox Blocks Insulated Concrete foundation Installation, Schluter Training, AZEK, Engineered Wood Products, cabinet design, Green Fiber Dense Pack Installation, garage, deck and house estimating, and green building. Additionally, he has attended many trade shows and production mills to stay up to date on the newest products in the market. In 2006, RJ built his own home using the knowledge he has gained as a Pro Account Representative. At home, RJ has three daughters, Avery, Madison and Natalie. He loves to coach youth commission sports such as softball, soccer and basketball. When he’s not with his girls or coaching, he relaxes by fishing and spending time at his camp.

Paul Mintz
Pro Sales

697 Glen Road
Jay NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3435
Fax: (518) 946-1236
Email: pmintz@wardlumber.com

Paul has held many positions during his eight years at Ward Lumber. He started at the sales counter and has filled multiple positions in the store, including Jay store manager before taking a hiatus to work for the Town of Jay. As Pro Sales Representative, Paul brings extensive knowledge of the business as well as a strong connection to the community. He has a background in education and enjoys helping customers learn. Paul believes hands on learning is a valuable teacher so he enjoys a project whenever he can. Paul grew up nine hours away but loves to live in the beautiful Adirondacks; going forward he hopes to bring more environmental sustainability to the home construction industry.

Scott Christian
Pro Sales

697 Glen Road
Jay NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3454
Fax: (518) 946-1236

Email: schristian@wardlumber.com

Scott began working at Ward Lumber in the spring of 2013. He started at the sales counter as an Animal Nutrition Specialist, a position which he held for many years. In the spring of 2020, Scott began training for a position in Pro Sales Support. In early 2022, Scott was promoted to his current position as Pro Sales Specialist. In his years at Ward Lumber, Scott has attended many trainings, such as Schluter training 1 and 2, starting out with 101 building skills, then graduating from advanced blueprint reading. Scott also serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the newly established Ward Lumber Worker Owned Cooperative. If you don't see Scott at the store or around the community in his Ward Lumber truck, you can usually catch him driving a tractor around the family farm in Willsboro with his son, Jon. Scott is also a very active member within the community. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Essex County Agricultural Society for over 30 years, and currently serves as the Board's President. He also serves his town as a Councilman on the Town Board.

Jaimie Garcia
Pro Sales Assistant

697 Glen Road
Jay NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3441
Fax: (518) 946-1236
Email: jgarcia@wardlumber.com

Jaimie has been in the Pro Office since June 2016 and came right into the Pro Sales office. She came to Ward Lumber with no building experience and has learned a lot while assisting on projects. The experience of working with Rolland and RJ has been an invaluable training opportunity. She won the 2017 Jim Gordon Award for her continued dedication, willingness to learn and strong work ethic. When she’s not at work, Jaimie spends time with her nephews and is a die-hard Yankees fan.

Teresa Smith
Pro Sales Assistant

697 Glen Road
Jay NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3446
Fax: (518) 946-1236

Email: tsmith@wardlumber.com

Teresa started at the sales counter in October 2020, and moved into the Pro Sales office in April 2022. She came to Ward Lumber with very little building experience, but continues to learn more about the industry each and every day. Teresa was awarded the Team Member of the Quarter recognition after her first quarter at Ward Lumber, demonstrating her passion for learning, and her desire to better assist others with their homes and projects. She has attended Coastal’s Engineered Wood Products Training class, and has also completed online training classes hosted by NRLA and NHPA. When away from Ward Lumber, Teresa enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and working on small home improvement projects.

Mark Lacy
Operations/Transportation Administrator

697 Glen Road
Jay NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3445
Fax: (518) 946-1236

Email: marklacy@wardlumber.com

Mark joined the Ward Lumber team in April of 2008. Mark began his career at the sales counter and since then has held positions as Pro Sales Assistant, Counter Manager, Yard Manager, Assistant Store Manager and Store Manager. Mark currently assists with the invoicing of trucks, processes daily paperwork including daily cash reconciliations and provides support in the Pro Sales office. He has received a Sales Achievement Award, Team Member of the Quarter Award, Jim Gordon Award (team member of the year 2009) & Senior Management Award in 2013. Mark has attended multiple trainings over the years and strives to provide excellent customer service. Mark is the proud father of 2 children, Charles & Breanna. In addition to working for Ward Lumber, Mark also works for AuSable Valley Central School as a bus driver and has been a coach for the high school bowling team for many years. When not working or spending time with family, he enjoys bowling, horseshoes, golf and disc golf.

Malone Store

Dave Bruso
Malone General Manager

3240 State Route 11
Malone NY 12953
Office: (518) 508-3434
Fax: (518) 483-2329
Email: dbruso@wardlumber.com

Linda White
Malone Co-Store Manager

3240 State Route 11
Malone NY 12953
Office: (518) 508-3460
Fax: (518) 483-2329
Email: lwhite@wardlumber.com

Harley Titus
Yard Manager

3240 State Route 11
Malone NY 12953
Office: (518) 483-8888
Fax: (518) 483-2329
Email: htitus@wardlumber.com

Derrick Manson
Hardware Buyer

3240 State Route 11
Malone NY 12953
Office: (518) 508-3436
Fax: (518) 483-2329
Email: dmanson@wardlumber.com

Malone Pro Sales Team

Jason Schrader

3240 State Route 11 Malone NY 12953
Office: (518) 508-3442
Fax: (518) 483-2329
Email: jschrader@wardlumber.com

Tony Walden

3240 State Route 11
Malone NY 12953
Office: (518) 508-3438
Cell: (518) 651-5367
Fax: (518) 483-2329
Email: twalden@wardlumber.com

Tony has been part of the Malone team since March 2016. He has extensive building knowledge after working as a professional contractor for more than a decade. As a contractor, he was a part of a range of projects and that has helps him assist our customers on many projects here. In his free time, Tony is an avid hunter and enjoys taking motorcycle trips.

Tammy Hebert

3240 State Route 11
Malone NY 12953
Office: (518) 508-3443
Cell: (518) 651-5367
Fax: (518) 483-2329
Email: thebert@wardlumber.com

Tammy is our kitchen, bath and flooring designer. She has worked in the Malone store for 8 ½ years total. She has held many different positions throughout the years, from counter sales to outside pro sales and onto Kitchen and bath. Tammy has received recognition as team member of the first quarter in 2015, Team Member of the Year, as well as the Jim Gordon Award in 2016. Tammy has been trained in 20/20 Kitchen design software which she uses for all her designs. She has worked on many projects, designing bathrooms, kitchens of all sizes and styles, entire homes and helped facilitate whole house remodels. She does it all! Tammy has attended training all over the U.S. including Lincoln Windows in Wisconsin, Schrock Cabinets in Auburn, AL for certification, Top Shop in Burlington, VT for training, Cold Spring Granite in AuSable Forks, NY for training and has attended Schluter training 1 & 2 in Plattsburgh. In February 2018, she attended the National Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Florida. When she’s not designing, Tammy enjoys spending time with her 4 daughters and 3 grandchildren. Tammy is also an avid hunter when time allows.

Support Center

Jay Ward
CEO

697 Glen Rd.
Jay NY 12941

Debby Straight
Vice President and CFO

697 Glen Rd.
Jay NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3432
Email: dstraight@wardlumber.com

Kevin Kennedy
IT Manager

697 Glen Rd.
Jay NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3431
Email: kkennedy@wardlumber.com

Jon Barrett
Purchasing & Merchandising Manager

697 Glen Rd.
Jay NY 12941
Office: (518) 946-2183
Email: purchasing@wardlumber.com

Laura Quinn
Credit Manager

697 Glen Rd.
Jay NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3452
Email: credit@wardlumber.com

Jennifer Whitney
HR Manager

697 Glen Rd.
Jay NY 12941
Office: (518) 508-3455
Email: payroll@wardlumber.com

Stop by one of our stores or give us a call to find out how we can help you!

Contact Us
White Pine
Kitchen & Bath
Buying Power
Contractors
Flooring
Paint & Stain
Tools
Plumbing & Heating
Ag & Feed
Our History
Events
we accept the following payment options

Malone, NY
BUILDING SUPPLY STORE

3240 State Route 11
Malone, NY 12953


Phone: (518) 483-8888
Fax: (518) 483-2329

Sunday: 8am - 1pm
Mon-Fri: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: 7am - 3pm

Jay, NY
Building Supply Store

697 Glen Road
Jay, NY 12941


Phone: (518) 946-2216
Fax: (518) 946-1236

Sunday: 8am - 2pm
Mon-Fri: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 2pm

Administrative
Office

697 Glen Road
Jay, NY 12941


Phone: (518) 946-2110
Fax: (518) 946-2188

Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Weekends: Closed
Our people
make the difference!
4th generation family owned company serving the North Country for over 130 years.