Who We Are...
"Ferrara Lumber" has been a fixture in Seneca Falls, NY since 1959. The core values of Ferrara Lumber are blending a good business sense with a commitment to the community. The business has maintained its position in the face of competition and adversity for over 50 years. Third generation owners; Sarah, Matthew, and Stefania follow the core values of blending a good business sense with a commitment to thier customers. They ensure that all customers have a great buying experience at Ferrara Lumber.
Matthew "Zoomer" Ferrara
A local building contractor named Matthew N. Ferrara knew from his own experience, that there was no local source for lumber and other building materials in the community. The building business was robust and Matthew recognized that the trend, which the world has come to know as the "Baby Boom," had not passed Seneca County by. He had an opportunity to bring a service to the community and establish a business for him and his family. Ferrara Lumber was born.
Matthew worked side by side with his two sons, Samuel J. Ferrara and Matthew A. Ferrara (Zoomer) to establish their reputation for quality products, knowledgeable staff and honest business practices. In 1980, Matthew N. sold his business to his sons, Sam and Zoomer and the business continued to prosper based on the same premise of quality products and superior service.
In 1982, a 4000 square foot expansion of the main business location was constructed to permit a full line of hardware, kitchen, and bath products to be properly showcased. It permitted customers and contractors to see in place actual products they were considering for use in their construction projects. 1982 also marked the time Ferrara Lumber joined a buying cooperative called "Do It Best" which permitted very cost effective buying of materials for sale.
In 2008, the business changed hands again and now the third Generation of Ferrara's; Sarah, Matthew, and Stefania are on the job and ready for business. The core values of Ferrara Building Supplies, Inc are blending a good business sense with a commitment to both the community and the family. Matthew N. Ferrara founded the company on these principles; Sam and Zoomer grew it with the same guiding principles. Now the next generation of Ferrara`s plan for this company to continue to be a vital component of the construction industry in Central New York.