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La Mesa Lumber & Hardware is a full-service retail lumber, hardware, and building materials dealer situated on four acres in downtown La Mesa, California. The lumberyard was established in 1907 and has been family owned and operated since 1945.

Original Store FrontLa Mesa Lumber stands out as one of the few independent lumber companies still operating in San Diego. We owe this to the dedication and loyalty of our employees and strong relationships built with our customers over the years. Our goal is to offer customers the opportunity to shop locally in a friendly atmosphere with exceptional service and good quality products. We are continually growing and changing to better meet our customers' needs.

La Mesa Lumber is more than just a business; we are members of a community that is committed to growing, improving, and working together for a better future. Today La Mesa Lumber & Hardware offers the following services:

  • Full-Service Lumberyard
  • Quick In-&-Out Service In a Drive-In Facility
  • Custom Milling
  • Fast Home or Job Site Delivery
  • Window Display Room
  • Experienced, Knowledgeable Salespeople
  • Convenient Will Call Service
  • Take-Offs & Estimates
  • Special Order Experts
  • Key Cutting
  • Tool Rental
  • Pneumatic Tool Repair
  • INET Online Services

Chris Gauger — Operations Manager

Chris began working at La Mesa Lumber in 1983 as yard cleanup man. He has worked his way up to Operations Manager and brings a great deal of experience to the demanding job of running a lumberyard. Chris handles deliveries, yard sales, equipment, and inventory management, but he always has time to listen to customers and answer questions. He is in charge of our drive-in yard and sees to it that customers receive fast and courteous service.

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Kim Wood — Retail Hardware Sales Manager

Kim has been with La Mesa Lumber since 1988. Under his management, the hardware and tool department has quickly grown since it was expanded in 1996. Kim stays in touch with customers and is quick to stock new products they ask for. He is always available to make recommendations and explain our products.

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Carol Baxter — General Manager

Carol has been with La Mesa Lumber since 1995, and she continues to follow the business principles instilled by her father, uncle, and grandfather before her: customers and service come first, sell only quality products, hire and keep only the best employees. Carol and the management team have worked hard together to build and grow their family business. Their goal is to ensure that customers can trust and rely upon La Mesa Lumber & Hardware to help them complete their projects, large or small, and enjoy the experience.

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