A.D. Moyer Lum­ber cel­e­brates 80th an­niver­sary

Fourth-gen­er­a­tion fam­ily owned and op­er­ated busi­ness has lo­ca­tions in Gil­bertsville, Pottstown, Beth­le­hem and Kutz­town

The Southern Berks News - - NEWS - From A.D. Moyer Lum­ber


voted as the Tri-County area’s #1 Win­dow Dealer for 16 con­sec­u­tive years, #1 Home Im­prove­ment Store, and #1 Con­trac­tor Sup­ply Dealer — is cel­e­brat­ing 2019 as the com­pany’s 80th year of sup­ply­ing lum­ber and build­ing ma­te­ri­als to south­east­ern Penn­syl­va­nia builders, busi­nesses and home­own­ers.

The fourth-gen­er­a­tion fam­ily owned and op­er­ated busi­ness has lo­ca­tions in Gil­bertsville, Pottstown, Beth­le­hem and Kutz­town and has been serv­ing South­east­ern Penn­syl­va­nia with qual­ity build­ing ma­te­ri­als since 1939.

The com­pany’s cho­sen slo­gan to mark the 80th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion, “Still Go­ing Strong”. Ap­pro­pri­ate, con­sid­er­ing it pow­ered into the note­wor­thy an­niver­sary on the mo­men­tum of 2018… its best year ever.

“We are proud and hon­ored to be cel­e­brat­ing this 80-year mile­stone,” said Scott Moyer who co-owns and op­er­ates the com­pany with his cousin, Terry. “As third gen­er­a­tion own­ers, we grew up in the busi­ness and have la­bored through many eco­nomic peaks and val­leys. It gives us great pride to guide the fourth gen­er­a­tion of fam­ily into the busi­ness and help them set up for con­tin­ued suc­cess as our fa­thers did for us.

“There’s no ques­tion that we owe our growth and longevity to top-notch, ex­pe­ri­enced, ded­i­cated and con­sci­en­tious em­ploy­ees, and to the loyal cus­tomers of the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties, many whose par­ents shopped here and their par­ents be­fore them.”

Scott’s sons Doug and Clint, and Terry’s sons Alex and Erik, have as­sumed var­i­ous lead­er­ship roles within the or­ga­ni­za­tion in re­cent years.

In June of 2017 A.D. Moyer pur­chased its fourth lo­ca­tion, the Build­ing Ma­te­ri­als and Mill­work Divi­sion of the for­mer Berks Prod­ucts in Kutz­town. This ac­qui­si­tion al­lowed the com­pany to bet­ter serve east­ern Berks County in­clud­ing a sig­nif­i­cant ex­pan­sion of its mill­work pro­duc­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties. At the same time, the com­pany re­branded its third lo­ca­tion in Beth­le­hem (for­merly Moyer Lum­ber & Hard­ware) to match the Gil­bertsville, Pottstown and Kutz­town lo­ca­tions.

Con­sid­er­able cap­i­tal im­prove­ments and tech­nol­ogy up­grades fol­lowed and con­tinue to be im­ple­mented through­out the or­ga­ni­za­tion. Each lo­ca­tion’s lo­cal­ized point-of-sale sys­tems were re­placed with a cen­tral­ized cloud-ready busi­ness man­age­ment so­lu­tion that ties all four lo­ca­tions to­gether in a sin­gle data­base. A new cloud­based phone sys­tem was added to bridge the voice com­mu­ni­ca­tion across all lo­ca­tions. An ad­vanced mo­bile-first web­site with em­ployee in­tranet and con­trac­tor ex­tranet was launched. New es­ti­mat­ing soft­ware, GPS Fleet Track­ing sys­tems, and more con­tinue to be in­tro­duced.

“Fourth-gen­er­a­tion own­er­ship pre­sents the ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to in­tro­duce our busi­ness to new in­dus­try tech­nolo­gies while main­tain­ing the val­ues and ser­vice on which we were founded,” Alex Moyer stated.

“Our goal is to in­tro­duce our cus­tomers to an el­e­vated level of ser­vice and the abil­ity to man­age all A.D. Moyer in­ter­ac­tions in the very hand that swings the ham­mer. By pri­or­i­tiz­ing re­search and de­vel­op­ment in new tech­nol­ogy and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, we are able to tai­lor new ad­vance­ments to in­dus­try de­mands, and ul­ti­mately, the suc­cess of our cus­tomers. “

In 1939 the late Aman­dus D. Moyer pur­chased and dis­as­sem­bled the famed wooden roller coaster at the Sanatoga Amuse­ment Park, fol­lowed by a coal cracker from the Penn­syl­va­nia coal re­gion, and hauled the lum­ber to his home in Gil­bertsville to be sold to his cus­tomers. That home be­came the present lo­ca­tion of the com­pany’s Gil­bertsville head­quar­ters. The Pottstown lo­ca­tion opened in 1974 on the site of a lo­cal base­ball field, and the Beth­le­hem lo­ca­tion was added in 1984 at the site of the for­mer New Penn Truck­ing Com­pany.

A.D Moyer is one of the old­est pri­vately-owned build­ing ma­te­ri­als busi­nesses in the area with em­ploy­ees who av­er­age more than 20 years of ser­vice with the com­pany. Over the decades A.D. Moyer has built a solid rep­u­ta­tion as a build­ing-ma­te­ri­als leader and gen­er­ous con­trib­u­tor to area ben­e­fits, char­i­ties, or­ga­ni­za­tions, and the scholas­tic and ath­letic en­deav­ors of the area’s youth.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit ad­moyer.com or call 610-367-2036.

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