Fox Lumber
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Fox Lumber, family-owned and operated since 1905, provides building materials to professional contractors and homeowners throughout all of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. We are a full-service supplier of lumber and building products, serving our customers with quality materials, competitive prices, and customer service that's second to none. At Fox Lumber, we know how to treat our customers - we've been doing it for over 115 years! We make sure that our clients have what they need to run their businesses as well as possible, with maximum efficiency and reliability. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in selecting the proper materials for your project, coordinating deliveries, offering installation tips and expert advice, and more.

Our History

We survived the Great Depression. We survived a fire that consumed three-quarters of the company’s stock. But perhaps most surprisingly, Fox Lumber has survived Home Depot – not only survived, but thrived.Not many companies can claim four generations of family ownership and success in an age of big-box stores, but our century-old lumber yard and hardware supply company has kept success moving from generation to generation.

Fox Lumber, a fixture in Clinton, New Jersey, is nestled between the South Branch of the Raritan River and Route 78. The premises are rife with historical notes and is rumored to have received wood from the first load of lumber that came through the Panama Canal. The property once housed a Lehigh Valley Railroad station (now our window showroom) and the town’s power station.

We were established in 1905, when Daniel Fox bought the 5.5-acre property in Clinton and founded Daniel S. Fox Lumber and Coal. In the 1920s, it became Fox Brothers Lumber for Mr. Fox’s sons Rhuston and Cyrus. And in 1947, Cyrus became the sole owner.

In 1970, after a major fire in 1969 and the subsequent rebuilding, the company was renamed Cyrus R. Fox Inc. and it was passed down to two of Cyrus’ children, Cyrus Jr. and Helen, who had married Lawrence Apgar. When Lawrence returned from serving in World War II, he joined Cyrus Jr. in running the business along with Rhuston’s son Daniel Fox. In 1993, the Apgars bought Cyrus Jr. out of the business. Fast forward to today, Helen and Lawrence’s son Cyrus continues the 115-year tradition of quality service, quality products, and competitive prices.

Since 1905, we’ve changed with the times with much success. But one thing we’ve never wavered on is our commitment to service. We are dedicated to providing quality service to our customers and serving our local community in an impactful way long into the future!

Fox Lumber historical photo

Fox Lumber is a real class act! Local company that continues to give back to Scout projects, the Clinton Mill, and a slew of charities. The guys inside are very helpful and they go the extra mile handling any requests. Fox continues to reinvest in their facility adding both value to the consumer and the community. Way to go Fox!

- All Trades, Google
Five Stars