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At Harbin Lumber Company, we believe in recognizing and appreciating our STAR employees who go above and beyond to exceed expectations and contribute to the growing success of our company. Each month, we have the privilege to recognize an outstanding employee who consistently demonstrates exceptional work ethic, dedication to our company values, and a commitment to delivering exceptional service.  Congratulations to our October STAR employee of North Augusta, Larry Dean!


Larry is the Shipping Manager at our North Augusta Lumber Yard. Although he has been working in this position for 13 years, Larry believes there is always something new to learn. The industry will continue to evolve along with customers, and it is crucial to continue building knowledge and our relationships during this time. His new motto for the team at North Augusta is, “Striving to be #1 in Customer Service. We WILL go above and beyond.”  According to the General Manager of the North Augusta Lumber Yard, JP Adams says , “Larry is a cornerstone of the North Augusta Location.   His passion to provide unmatched customer service sets the pace for the North Augusta team.”


Prior to his time in the building material industry, he also worked on the other side as a consumer, framing houses for 22 years. This is where his passion for treating customers with unmatched service strives from.  He can relate to our customers on a personal level and is “ALL IN” for customer service. Although his duties change daily depending on the circumstances, he ensures that orders are loaded securely with the correct products and are shipped out on a timely manner.


“I like working with a company that is like family and we treat each other as equals. I also like working with my kids. Being able to watch them grow in this industry and creating their own passions.” – Larry Dean


In addition to our STAR employee, Larry, we also have 3 of his 5 sons working at the North Augusta Lumber Yard.  We see bright futures ahead for all of them as they continue to grow in this industry with the same work ethic of their father. Larry is also married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer, of 28 years together. Being a fourth-generation owned company, family is very important to us at Harbin Lumber Company. We value the roots of our legacy and believe family will always come first. We are grateful that the Jones family is also a part of our Harbin Lumber family.


LD always gives a 100%, he is efficient and dedicated to his job. The workload that he manages would overwhelm most. Thankful to have LD on our team.” – Vanessa Fields, Assistant Manager


In closing, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for Larry’s hard work and dedication as an employee of Harbin Lumber Company. Larry’s extensive knowledge and expertise have greatly contributed to the success of our team, and we are truly grateful for his commitment. Thank you, Larry, for your outstanding contributions and for being an integral part of our work family.

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