Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner to recognize both businesses and individuals in Genesee County. Genesee Lumber was honored to receive the award for the 2018 Business of the Year. A 4th generation, family owned, full service lumber yard, Genesee Lumber is entering its 91st year of business.
Genesee Lumber was nominated by Batavia’s John Riter, who praised the Harrowers for their “vision, willingness to bet on the community and commitment to success” as key elements in the company’s ability to expand considerably in recent years.
“Their success has contributed to the community’s success in a variety of ways, not the least of which is an expanded workforce,” Riter wrote in his nomination letter.
Over the last 90 years a lot has changed at Genesee Lumber. This video reflects back on the history of the company. It also gives a snapshot of the present, and provides insight on where it is going into the future.