Parr Lumber
IndustryBuilding materials, retail
Founded1930; 92 years ago (1930)
HeadquartersHillsboro, Oregon, USA
45°33′39″N 122°54′32″W / 45.5607°N 122.909°W / 45.5607; -122.909Coordinates: 45°33′39″N 122°54′32″W / 45.5607°N 122.909°W / 45.5607; -122.909
Number of locations
38 stores
ProductsBuilding material, lumber
Revenue$372.7 million (2007)
Number of employees
WebsiteParr Lumber

Parr Lumber Company Inc. is a lumber and building supplies dealer based in Oregon.[1] The Hillsboro, Oregon, based company has 38 locations in Oregon and Washington and is the 18th largest residential building supplies dealer in the United States.[2]


Parr Lumber started in 1930 when Dwight Parr purchased a lumberyard in Vancouver, Washington.[3][4] By 1998, the company had grown to 13 stores with annual revenue of $243 million in sales.[5] In 1999 Parr Lumber purchased six lumber yards from Copeland Lumber to bring the total number of stores to 19.[5] The company started a special "Ladies Night" program in 2003 that focuses on helping female customers with home improvement training.[4] Some of Parr's locations are represented by the Teamsters Union. In 2004, the company and the union fought a public relations campaign over the negotiations for a new contract.[6]

By 2005 Parr had grown to 31 locations and annual revenues of $417 million.[7] This made them the 19th largest residential construction supplier in the country.[7] In 2006, they were also among the 25 fastest growing residential construction suppliers in the nation,[7] and the company received an award from the University of Oregon’s College of Education for their partnerships with schools.[8] In 2007, Parr had grown to 38 locations with $372.7 million in sales while employing 740 people.[9] This made them the 14th largest professional sales dealer in the United States by revenue.[9] In 2009, Parr closed its locations in Woodland, Washington, Madras, and Redmond during the home building downturn due to the housing bubble.[10]

Jim Boyer was named as president of the company in April 2013, while CEO David Hamill was expected to retire at the end of 2013.[2] The company acquired Country Homes Building Supply in Spokane, Washington, in November 2016.[11]


Store in Forest Grove, Oregon
Headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon
Headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon

The privately owned building supplies company based in Hillsboro employs 740 people.[9][12] Parr has operations in Oregon and Washington.[2] The primary market segment for the company is contractors.


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  10. ^ Hsuan, Amy (January 21, 2010). "Parr Lumber executives spin off marketing firm". The Oregonian. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  11. ^ Pursinger, Geoff (November 1, 2016). "Parr Lumber to buy Spokane hardware store". Hillsboro Tribune. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  12. ^ Lumber Company Inc. American City Business Journals. Retrieved on February 27, 2008.