Osborne Lumber Company celebrated its 65th anniversary in October with a BBQ luncheon, music and fun for many of their customers, friends, as well as retired and current employees at the lumber yard in Newark, Calif.
The company was founded in 1950 by Warren Osborne and a group of partners that included a salesman, Timothy Fogarty, from Interbay Lumber Company. It operated out of a small two-acre yard on the Newark rail head.
As the post-war housing expansion moved south, Osborne Lumber furnished materials for the new homes, schools, highways and businesses. In 1974 Warren Osborne retired and the controlling shares of the company were sold to Timothy Fogarty, an experienced lumber salesman and visionary.
In 1984, the yard moved to the present seven-acre facility in Newark, where it grew into a full service lumberyard catering to commercial contractors, multi-family residential builders, custom home builders, remodelers, public infrastructure, and local industry.
Today the business is still family owned and operated. Tom Fogarty is president, with his brother Ted Fogarty, a vice president and Tom’s son, Sean, also a vice president.
Source: Osborne Lumber Company