84 Lumber was founded by Joe Hardy in 1956. The name comes from the town called Eighty Four, in Pennsylvania, where the company maintains their headquarters.
Today, the company has more than 250 locations in 30 states. Plans for expanding the business have been made, but exactly where new locations would be placed has not been made public. In addition to lumber, the company also carries doors, gardening supplies, and garage doors. Installation centers are available at almost every location. The company was hit hard by the recession in 2008. From a maximum of 400 locations, owners closed half of their stores, as well as limiting family spending and laying off employees. The company survived without filing bankruptcy. In 2015, the company posted annual revenue of $2.5 billion.
84 Lumber is still owned and operated by the Hardy family. Headquarters, as well, remain in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania.