Meet the Team!
THE TEAM PLAYERS
Don Widders has been in the lumber business since the early 1980′s. He originally opened up a small-lot sales lumber yard, in our same location, in 1987. Through a lot of hard work and dedication he built that business into one of the busiest yards for the company, and remained in charge for many years. After the company was sold numerous times and moved, he was blessed with the opportunity to open San Marcos Hardwood Lumber in the same location where it all began and return to the original philosophy of quality and service first, and the rest as they say, is all history. Our motto “We’ll treat you right” has been the driving force behind our success.
Luis Velez has been with the team since 2010. He’s in charge of our Logistics and Transportation department. He’s an expert driver who will do whatever it takes to get your delivery to you on time and in perfect condition. Luis prides himself on his safety record. Luis was also a Marine for years, stationed at Camp Pendleton and serving his country. Tough and strong, he can easily bench press more than of all us combined.
James Avera joined the team in 2011 bringing construction and equipment experience with him. He’s a very knowledgeable Customer Service specialist who will go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction. No one can keep up with James, especially since he enjoys running and is a frequent participant in local runs and races. You can find James behind the front counter or behind the steering wheel, and you can be assured he’ll take good care of you and treat you right, every time.
Rhonda Widders has been working in the lumber industry since 2005. She heads-up the Accounting Department and business office. She has many years experience as a small business operator and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the business office. Whether she’s behind the computer or at the front counter, she’s ready to help.
Sam is our four-legged customer relations department. He’s never met a customer he didn’t like and he always has a happy attitude. He’s our mascot and our official greeter, and he’ll always be glad to see you come walking through our door.