Located in Peekskill, New York, right along the Hudson River, Dain’s Lumber is one of the country’s oldest retail lumberyards, established in 1848. And it’s been continually owned and operated by our family ever since, without ever closing our doors for business.
Our great-great-grandfather, Nathaniel Dain, started this lumber company because he saw an opportunity — an opportunity to make a stable living for his family and an opportunity to help his community. He committed himself to providing the highest quality lumber available along with unlimited advice and expertise. He built this company on the pillars of unparalleled quality and personal service. That’s what made his company take off, stand out, and continue to grow throughout the years.
In the first decades of the lumber business, things were a little different. Deliveries to construction sites were done by horse, wagon, and even by river in the company-owned schooner “Annie.” Of course, a lot has changed since then. Through all of the economic struggles during the Civil War, the Great Depression, and even the most recent Recession, our commitment to providing our customers with the best building materials, no matter what it takes, has stayed the same.
Today, Jeffrey Dain is the fifth-generation Dain to head up the business. He operates Dain's Lumber with the help of his children, training that sixth generation to take the reins someday. And every day, we will continue to open the lumberyard with the same mission in mind that Nathaniel Dain started over 170 years ago.