14 June 2006

Herrington's Celebrates 100 Years

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Ed Herrington, Inc. Celebrates 100 Years of Family Ownership

Fourth Generation of Herrington Family Continues to Operate Building Supply Business





(Hillsdale, NY) – Ed Herrington, Inc., a building supply company serving both contractors and homeowners, is marking its 100th year in business and its 100th year with a Herrington family member at the helm. In an era of big box mega stores, Herrington’s has thrived due to a commitment to providing high-quality building materials and top-level construction expertise.


“We are proud to say that 100 years after our founding, we still believe in and practice the same principles of customer service that made Herrington’s a success a century ago,” said Ed Herrington, President. “As a family-owned and operated business, our staff members are readily available and eager to find solutions to a variety of building questions and challenges for both experienced contractors and do-it-yourself homeowners.”


A Herrington family member has owned the business since 1906 when the company was called Bullock and Herrington, dealing in coal, lumber and feed. The company was incorporated in 1953 and became Ed Herrington, Inc. In 1967, the company moved into a larger space at its current Hillsdale, NY, location, adding broader offerings of hardware, paint and millwork. The current store location in Hillsdale, NY, was expanded in 1993, and in 1998 the company purchased Community Service, making Herrington’s a four-location lumber and building supplies business operating in Hillsdale, NY; Millerton, NY; Lakeville, CT; and Sharon, CT. In 2001, Herrington’s opened its first Marvin Windows and Doors Showplace in Lakeville, CT, and a sales office in Lenox, MA, to better serve customers in Berkshire County. In 2004, Herrington’s second and largest showplace location in West Springfield, MA, opened for business.


Herrington’s carries an extensive lumber and landscaping stone inventory, employs dedicated contractor sales staff and a knowledgeable phone and store sales staff. Estimators provide time-saving services, such as blueprint estimating and engineered floor systems design. In addition, Herrington’s offers in-house blueprint copying, Benjamin Moore paints, computer-aided paint color matching, and professional power tool repair. Rentals include power washers, pneumatic flooring nailers, flooring sanders, and cellulose insulation blowers. Herrington’s also provides architectural assistance if needed, with blueprint specifications and job management.


In the area of special-order millwork, Herrington’s showplaces in Lakeville, CT, and West Springfield, MA, allow customers to experience Marvin Windows and Doors in installed settings. With more than 11,000 standard sizes and virtually unlimited custom capabilities, Marvin Windows and Doors offer the perfect solution for your remodeling, replacement or construction needs. Also featured at the Showplaces are the latest in KraftMaid kitchen and bath designs. Herrington’s offers kitchen and bath design services and installed sales of windows and doors and kitchens and baths.


To mark the 100th anniversary, Herrington’s is presenting a sweepstakes contest for its customers. By filling out an entry form at any Herrington’s location, customers have a chance to win a 7-day Carnival® cruise for two including airfare, sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors; the building materials for a new LP® Weatherbest®12' x 12' deck with Trademark® railing, sponsored by Boston Cedar & Millwork; a new Simpson® 3/0 x 6/8 entryway door, sponsored by Simpson Door Company with installation by Herrington’s, and a Makita miter saw; or a 26" Sony flat screen LCD HDTV, sponsored by KraftMaid Cabinetry. There is no purchase necessary to enter the contest, and participants must be age 18 or older to enter. All entries must be received by August 31st.



About Ed Herrington, Inc.

Ed Herrington, Inc. was established in Hillsdale, NY in 1906. Long a leader in providing exceptional lumber, millwork, and building supplies, today the family owned and operated company has five locations in Hillsdale, Hudson, Chatham and Millerton NY, and in Lakeville, CT.

For more information call 800-453-1311 (NY).