Crocker’s Ace Hardware Expands Into LBM

Le Roy, N.Y. — Crocker’s Ace Hardware in Le Roy, N.Y. is expanding into the lumber and building materials business. The company added a 4,000-square-foot drive-through facility, reports

Brad Crocker. Photo courtesy of Howard Owens
Brad Crocker. Photo courtesy of Howard Owens

The Daily News Online. Owners Brad Crocker and Dan Diskin had been planning the lumber expansion for several years.

“A lumber yard is something that Le Roy always has had,” Diskin told the Daily News. “For a long time Le Roy had two, Wickes and Lapp Lumber. When Potter Lumber (the former Lapp Lumber) closed, it was just the spark we needed to bring lumber back to the people of Le Roy.”

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The new drive-through facility houses dimensional lumber and sheeting as well as pressure-treated lumber, moldings and trim, drywall and pine boards. More building materials will be added as the community need arises, according to the Daily News story.

Crocker’s Ace Hardware staff documented the construction of the new lumber and building materials facility on the company’s Facebook page.

A press release run in The Batvian offers background into the business. The Batvian reports that Brad is the third generation from the Crocker family to own a business in the Town of Le Roy. Brad Crocker’s grandfather, Clarence, owned and operated a feed mill and farm supply store. His father, Judd, continued the tradition with his brothers, James and Louis, and built Crocker’s Ace Hardware on the current site in 1969.

Dan Diskin, Brad’s partner, first started working at Crocker’s in college. Brad and Dan purchased the business from Judd and his brothers in 1998.