Capital Lumber Company is founded on February 3rd.
George Gaskin unknowingly began to pave the way for what was to become Capital Lumber Company.
Capital consisted of 6 employees and a single man on the saws.
During this time, all job descriptions were the same: “Do what needs to be done.” To this day, Capital employees share a similar mindset.
George Gaskin extends an offer to 26-year-old John Gaskin to come work for Capital Lumber. John accepted on one condition: that Capital Lumber convert the store from part retail and part wholesale to 100% wholesale.
A Fire Wreaks Havoc On Capital Lumber Company.
The most serious hazard to Capital Lumber came from weeds. The innumerable dry weeds in the rail easement near the lumber yard posed a critical fire hazard to Capital Lumber. On a hot, windy day in June of 1969, those weeds made good on their threat. Ignited by a spark from a passing train, they fueled a fire that destroyed all of Capital Lumber Company in a matter of minutes. The very next day, a trailer was moved onto the site, new phones were installed, and Capital Lumber Company was open for business.
John Gaskin Becomes President Of Capital Lumber.
Due to his failing health, George makes his son John the President of Capital Lumber.
New Distribution Center Built.
Expanding Capital Lumber Company had always been a part of John’s plan, and the first phase was directed at the Phoenix yard.
Capital Lumber Expands.
Capital Lumber’s first expansion into Albuquerque, NM and Orange, CA.
Another Distribution Center is Built.
A new distribution center built, Capital Lumber moves from Orange to Chino, CA.
Capital Lumber Has A Presence In Northern California.
Growth Mode Continues.
Capital Lumber opens a distribution center in Denver, CO.
Capital Opens Another Location In The Western U.S.
Capital Lumber In The Pacific Northwest.
Capital Building Materials.
Capital In Motion.
A Larger Presence in Washington.
Capital Expanding Its Footprint.
The Tacoma facility expands its footprint by three acres.
A Busy Year At Capital. Sam Sanregret steps into the role of President while John Gaskin retains role as Chairman of the Board.
A new distribution center opens in Dallas, TX and Waco merges with Dallas.
A distribution center opens in Spokane, WA.
Capital Building Materials consolidates activities with Capital Lumber in Phoenix, AZ.
Capital On The Move.
A distribution center in Stockton, CA opens.
Business Still Booming.
More Plans For Expansion.
The Stockton, CA location merges with the Healdsburg, CA distribution center.
Gaining More Market Share.
Capital Celebrates 65 Years Of Service.
A Big Year For Growth and Expansion at Capital.
Stay Tuned To See What’s In Store For Capital.