We are celebrating our 75th year thanks to all of our faithful customers and our dear employees.
In 1932, a branch of Evernham Lumber Company was purchased by my grandfather, Dr. Fred N. Bunnell, from his uncle and Tuckerton Lumber Company opened its doors in Tuckerton.
In 1945, we opened a small store on LBI and the demand for goods resulted in several busy years and several expansions to the store. By 1949, we were a lumber yard, hardware store and a house wares supplier to all of the local and summer residents on the island.
In 1995, we started operating out of Pleasantville and began to produce prehung door units out of our own shop. In 2005, we purchased and renovated the old Colonial Movie Theatre and opened our brand new store in Beach Haven.
It has been quite a journey. My mother and father, Mildred and Fred Bunnell, got it all started and enjoyed many years running the business. In 1965, they handed the “day to day” operations over to my husband Ed Laird and me.
In the 1980’s, we were joined by my son Bruce Bunnell Nelson, sons-in-law Michael Coyne and Tim Harrigle, and my daughter, Elizabeth Harrigle.
So, looking back over 75 years, it is amazing to see the growth of this area and of our business as well, and how rewarding it is to work with family through the generations.
Again, many thanks to all of you for being a part of our lives and making Tuckerton Lumber Company the successful business that it is today.
- Claire Laird, TLC Owner/Founder