Storer Lumber has been owned and run by five generations of Storer men. It was founded in 1895 by Levitt Storer, a prosperous shipbuilder known for building the Governor Ames, the first five -masted schooner. He began by selling building materials and coal.
Levitt grew the company in downtown Waldoboro and handed the business over to his son Alfred in 1912. Alfred continued the tradition of providing the community with heating coal and building materials until his death in 1973. His son, Levitt, had learned the building material trade from his father. He continued to expand the company’s construction materials by adding brick and masonry supplies to the products stocked at the Friendship Street location.
Today Alfred, Levitt’s son, and his son, Jonathan, continue to run the family business. They added a saw mill to their operations in 1996, and now offer custom sawn beams, planks and boards in native hemlock, pine and hardwood. Five Generations later and in an ever-changing world, the Storer Family operates the business with old fashion service and values that you don’t receive at a box store. Visit Storer Lumber today for all of your building material, hardware, masonry, coal and rough lumber needs.
Alfred Storer & Jonathan Storer
Governor Ames (Built by Levitt Storer, 1888)