Fisher Lumber’s History of Helping Rockville Locals
If you live in the Rockville area and have ever needed any woodworking done, chances are you’ve heard of Fisher Lumber. Founded in 1894 and operating under the same ownership since 1947, Fisher Lumber has become a staple of the Rockville community, selling lumber and offering their woodworking services. We were recently able to talk with Tim Allen, Fisher Lumber’s General Manager about how they give back to the community.
Fisher Lumber is typically approached by groups such as Boy Scouts and local church schools asking for assistance with their woodworking needs. “There’s no shortage of people asking for help in the community,” said Tim. Fisher Lumber’s most recent project was with a group of students from St. Raphael Church in Rockville, helping them to build a bridge from scratch. After the students approached Tim asking for materials, he said he would help them if they presented the project to them. “One of the reasons I did that is I feel like it helps these young kids develop a sense of responsibility” explained Tim.
Fisher Lumber also does their part internally to help the community. There are currently seven Fisher Lumber employees who were previously incarcerated and are working as part of a pre-release program to transition back to civilian life. Tim said that a number of these employees that started at Fisher Lumber have moved onto bigger and better things, becoming fully integrated in the community.
As one of the oldest members of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Fisher Lumber sets a great example of how local businesses give back and help our community flourish.
Published by Timothy Fahey and written by Eric Schwartz, a freelance writer and public relations and political science major. Timothy Fahey is branding and design professional, designer, professor, blogger, videographer and owner of Dirigo Agency Inc., a company focused on helping business owners use branding, design, and content to market their business. He has worked in the agency business since 1986 and served both local and global brands. His passion is to collaborate with others to create content more strategically so they get the recognition and results they desire through content marketing efforts.