Contractor Express has been providing contractors with supplies, lumber and hardware in Long Island and the five boroughs since 1981. Bob Lucas, the son of a builder, started the business already knowing the specific needs of the professional contractor, after years of working alongside his Dad. He and his brothers built the business from the ground up, dedicating their careers to improving the experience the builder has when doing business with Contractor Express. In the 1980’s the Lucas Family saw the demand for quality Long Island contractor supplies and became the first building supply company to stock #1 pressure treated lumber. This strategic decision set the bar for the standard of service that Contractor Express is known for. To this day, they continue to only stock the best material available and are dedicated to being the best Long Island contractor supplier.
Right out of college at 22 years old I went into the lumber business with my Father and 5 Brothers. I started out in the yard and behind the sales counter. Over the 40 years of running Contractor Express I have consistently made the effort to “keep up with the times”. I have made sure that Contractor Express is the best in the business.
I have an incredible wife and two beautiful daughters that keep me motivated and focused. My “three girls,” are my world. I have been an avid boater my entire life and enjoy all activities that relate to the water. My newest hobby is spear fishing and free diving.
I first started working with Contractor Express back when I was 14 years old working in the yard and stocking shelves. Way back then we were called Lucas Stone and supplied mason supplies as well as building materials. I continued to work here part time performing additional positions including sales until I graduated college. Once I graduated college I pursued other opportunities but found myself back at Contractor Express full time in 2001. I love working at Contractor Express because everyday is a new challenge. I am able to get involved with many different areas of the company which keeps my job very interesting. More than anything else I enjoy working with our staff, customers and vendors while building great relationships.
I am married and have two wonderful sons. I enjoy playing sports as well as watching and attending sporting events. My favorite major sports teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Islanders, New York Yankees and Boston Celtics. I also love the beach, traveling and going to concerts.
I started out my career working as a CPA at a large accounting firm. After 14 years, I ventured out on my own and worked with many small businesses. In 2007 I met the Lucas family and found my home at Contractor Express. What impressed me most when I started working here was the strong relationships and mutual respect between, management, employees, and customers. Being involved with not just the accounting and budgeting but the many different aspects and challenges of running a small business keeps me motivated. This industry is challenging and everchanging and I enjoy working with other staff and customers to face these challenges every day.
In my spare time I enjoy traveling and the excitement of seeing new places. I also love just spending time at home with my family and friends. One of my favorite things to do in my down time is escape from everyday life with a good book.
I began my career in building products approximately 21 years ago at a retail lumber yard located on Long Island. After gaining market and product experience I moved on to territory management in distribution and then on to manufacturing. I worked for many years in these roles helping establish and develop the NY market. My rounded experience in the building products field has brought me to Contractor Express. I am constantly learning in this ever-changing industry and enjoy working with a team that makes work fun.
I am married with a wonderful son and stepson. I enjoy everything from hiking with my family at some of Long Islands beautiful parks, a relaxing day at the beach, a fun family game night or a leisurely bike ride on a summer day.
Yard Operations Manager
With 26 years of “Hands On” experience in the building materials industry, 18 of those years have been with Contractor Express. From truck driving to managing, having a career here has allowed me to acquire a set of skills that has brought growth not only within myself, but also the growth of our business. The ability to manage at the forefront of our logistics and distribution department while establishing budgets critically on a daily basis has been something that I find challenging yet exciting. Establishing a home here to fully lead our warehouse and yard facility responsibly, and with attentiveness, I have been recognized for balancing customer service and customer relations in a pristine, professional manner. All this while developing what is most important, and that is a lasting relationships with our customers.
I am truly blessed to have so many good things in my life and the masterpiece being my family. I have a wonderful wife and two amazing daughters. They are the backbone of all that I am. We have a beautiful little country lake house up in the Pennsylvania mountains where I enjoy many of the attributes of being and outdoor enthusiast. Hunting, fishing and camping is not just a hobby for me, but a lifestyle.
I started working at Contractor Express 8 years ago and it wasn’t long until I realized I wasn’t part of a company, but part of a family. Truck driving has always been a career that I wanted to pursue since I was young. The open road and the ability to be my own Captain was empowering. I always took pride in getting material from point A to point B like a true professional. There is nothing like the feeling of rolling down the highway decked out in polished chrome. Being able to drive for Contractor Express not only gave me that feeling but also another one. Getting to know the contractors I was delivering material too and building a customer service based friendship with them. Then I was blessed with a wonderful opportunity to move from driver to Dispatch Manager. Now, not only am I controlling just one truck down the road but a whole fleet of trucks bringing the best of the best in building materials to our customers.
Born and raised on Long Island, Blue and Orange run through my veins. A hardcore Islanders fan tried and true. My beautiful fiancé’ Sharon and her wonderful son Nick are such an amazing part of my life. With her by my side I not only get the most extraordinary support any one person can give, but she fills me with the agility every day to climb the highest of mountains.
I enjoy working with the Contractor Express Staff and our cliental. Coming to work is a joy not an effort. Having owned my own retail business I better understand the need for “open dialog” between management and customers. This is especially true in the area of Accounts Receivable. Open communication is a “Win Win” situation for all.