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 38 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 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.