E.G. Barker Lumber: Family Owned and Operated Since 1946
As part of Merrimack Valley Habitat’s 30th anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 21st, Jackson Lumber & Millwork and the Torrisi family were honored for supporting their mission over the years. The celebration was held at the Jackson warehouse in Lawrence, Massachusetts and included craft cocktails, a live and silent auction, a locally sourced tasting menu, and entertainment.

We are pleased to announce that, effective August 7, 2017, Jackson Lumber & Millwork acquired E.G. Barker Lumber of Woburn, Massachusetts.

Headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts, with additional locations in Amesbury, MA, North Andover, MA, and Raymond, NH, Jackson Lumber & Millwork has been owned and operated by the Torrisi family since 1946. Over the years, the company has grown significantly and now serves Greater Boston, the North Shore, and Southern New Hampshire as well as the Merrimack Valley area.

Well-respected for offering quality materials, excellent customer service, and for technological advancements, Jackson Lumber & Millwork was named National Dealer of the Year by ProSales Magazine in 2014, making Jackson the first New England dealer to receive this honor.

The acquisition of E. G. Barker Lumber, with it’s close proximity to Route 93, will allow Jackson Lumber & Millwork to better serve their greater Boston customer base. Continuously operating since 1887, E.G. Barker is well-known and respected in Woburn and surrounding communities.

“After 39 years of dedicating my working life to Barker,” said John Denison, “I have decided to sell the business and property to Jackson Lumber and Millwork. I considered other options, but I know that this is the best option for our Barker customers, our employees, and myself. Our acquisition by Jackson will increase opportunities for both our customers and our employees.”

Mark Torrisi, president of Jackson Lumber & Millwork remarked, “It has been a goal of ours for many years to have a location closer to Boston that would allow us to better serve our many customers in Greater Boston. After carefully exploring our options, we determined that acquiring E.G. Barker Lumber would be the best solution for our needs. We are excited about working with the E.G. Barker Lumber staff and leadership as we transition Barker to our Jackson Lumber & Millwork business model, and we look forward to providing all Barker customers with the best possible service and value.”

Photo: Mark Torrisi, president of Jackson Lumber & Millwork with John Denison, president of E.G. Barker Lumber