Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Interstate + Lakeland Lumber!
Three questions with Ben Kahan, Senior Marketing Manager at Interstate + Lakeland Lumber.
Why did you start your business?
Interstate + Lakeland Lumber was founded in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1922 by Leon Kahan, a chair maker who worked his way up to creating his own building supply business. Since then, Interstate + Lakeland Lumber has expanded across Fairfield and Westchester Counties with lumberyard locations in Stamford, Shrub Oak, Newtown, and Westport, where it is still managed by the Kahan family to this day.
What is your best-selling product/service?
Interstate + Lakeland Lumber is proud to supply the builders and homeowners of Connecticut and New York with the most high-end, top-quality building products on the market. In addition to our selection of normal and engineered lumber, we offer windows from leading brands like Marvin, Andersen, and Sierra Pacific, as well as entryway and interior doors. What we're most proud of though is our line of moldings and custom millwork, all created in-house in our custom mill shop in Bethel, CT. No matter the design, Interstate + Lakeland Lumber's craftsmen can create your dream home.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
In recent years, the biggest reimagining that Interstate + Lakeland Lumber has gone through is the opening of our luxury Design Center showrooms. These showrooms provide homeowners an unparalleled experience to view windows, doors, and architectural hardware; and discover the perfect style for their home. We opened our first showroom in our flagship Greenwich location, and are now in the process of opening new showrooms in Shrub Oak, New York, and in Westport, Connecticut.
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