Roy and Marilyn Higgins started Higgins Lumber in 1957. Roy Higgins, a Navy veteran of World War II, decided when he came home from the war that he would start his own business. Being a resourceful fellow, he decided to purchase his own truck and bought pottery from the local potteries in Roseville and drove it south where it could be sold at a profit, and then purchased lumber in the south and trucked it back to his home town, Roseville, Ohio, where it could be sold for profit. Roy and Marilyn Higgins expanded the business through the years from one 60 X 60 block building in 1957 to a 5,000 square foot office space and numerous large warehouses on site.
Roy passed away in late 2011, leaving the business to Marilyn. She continued to run Higgins Lumber, with her daughter and son at her side. In 2013, Marilyn and their daughter Cindy retired and their son Bob took over operations. Marilyn passed away in June of 2014. In August of 2014, Bob left his family and friends much too soon after a short battle with cancer.
In January of 2015, Bob’s daughter and son-in-law, Lacey and Andrew Geyer, had a vision. They seized an opportunity to continue the Higgins Lumber Company legacy and become third generation business owners. There is a saying… “they don’t build ‘em like they used to.” In many cases, that is true but Higgins Lumber is different. We provide materials and service that enable “them to be built like they used to.” It is important that as a long standing, family owned business, we grow and adapt with the times, while keeping some of the basic foundational elements that Roy and Marilyn instilled into the business to keep it growing for 50+ years.
Andrew, Lacey, and the Higgins Lumber team are committed to our local community, to the Higgins family, and providing quality materials and education to allow our customers to “build ‘em like they used to!”