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August 26, 2014

Parr Lumber named Jon Friesen as the new manager of the company’s Tacoma, Washington, location.

Friesen most recently served as the manager of Parr’s Portland location on MLK Blvd. and prior to that as the assistant manager at Parr’s West Linn facility.

The appointment is effective Sept. 2. 

Before joining the Parr team, Friesen worked for BMC for 15 years and served as the lumber division manager of BMC’s Tacoma location and the Vancouver general manager.

October 20, 2011

Parr Lumber recently replaced a truck stolen from a Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East job site.

On Sept. 29, Habitat construction staff and volunteers found that the truck, power tools and construction materials had been taken from the Victoria Cottages job site – which will be home to eight local, hardworking families -- near SE 204th and SE Stark in Gresham, Ore.

August 22, 2011

Parr Lumber has relocated its Fife, Wash., cabinet outlet to a 23,000-sq.-ft. facility just outside Tacoma, the company has announced. The grand opening is set for Sept. 10.

The new store will feature a 4,500-sq.-ft. showroom with thousands of in-stock oak, maple, cherry, and birch cabinets, countertops, hardware and appliances. 

In 2003 Parr opened its first cabinet outlet in Hillsboro, Ore., where the company maintains its headquarters. Now there are 10 cabinet outlet locations in five states.  

August 4, 2011

Building material co-op Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation (LMC) has announced the addition of Hillsboro, Ore.-based Parr Lumber to its group of independent lumberyards. Parr Lumber has 30 locations in the Northwest and ranked 13th on the Home Channel News Top 200 Pro Dealer Scoreboard.

April 21, 2011

Parr Lumber, the Pacific Northwest-based pro dealer, has promoted Nate Rasmussen to the position of eastern Washington regional sales manager. Rasmussen will develop sales strategies to increase services to key accounts in Spokane, Yakima and the Tri-Cities.  Previously Rasmussen managed contractor sales for Parr in the Portland metro area.

June 29, 2008

The Pacific Northwest chain of lumberyards picks a Wells Fargo executive as its chief financial...

June 1, 2008

The Pacific Northwest pro dealer will open its 26th lumberyard in Tacoma, Wash., this month....

January 10, 2008

The Hillsboro, Ore., pro dealer will open a lumberyard in Everett, Wash., part of the...

August 2, 2007

Dan Parr will serve as vp-acquisitions and business integration for Wolseley’s North American division....