Landmarks Community Capital Announces New Board Member
August 21, 2008
Today, Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr. Chief Executive Officer of Landmarks Community Capital Corporation announced that founder of 84 Lumber, Mr. Joseph A. Hardy III, recently joined the Board of Landmarks Community Capital Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.
Landmarks Community Capital Corporation was formed in October 2007 with a mission that focuses on community revitalization and economic development in urban neighborhoods and expands a radius of 250 miles from the City of Pittsburgh. Dr. Slaughter said, “We are fortunate to have someone of Mr. Hardy’s caliber and expertise in business development and a former commissioner to join our board. Mr. Hardy has a stellar career of successful business ventures and will provide significant input and guidance on the work that we continue to do to help revitalize communities around this region including Fayette County and Uniontown.”
84 Lumber, founded by Mr. Hardy, has grown significantly. The company hit its $1 billion sales mark in 2004 and its 2002 sales toped $2 billion and it then increased to more than $3 billion. With more than 368 stores and more than 6,800 associates nation wide, 84 Lumber sets the standards for service to the professional contractor market.
In addition to 84 Lumber, Mr. Hardy founded Nemacolin Woodlands Resorts, one of North America’s premier resort destinations. He is a full time resident of Fayette County, a business man with a commitment to making a difference in the communities we serve – a vision we share at Landmarks Community Capital Corporation.
Mr. Hardy said, while he has many opportunities to serve on boards throughout America, he finds that working with Landmarks Community Capital Corporation will be a wonderful experience because, “the group is meaningful and has significant opportunities to revitalize neighborhoods throughout this region.” “I support the work of Landmarks Community Capital Corporation and under Dr. Slaughter’s leadership, the organization already has a significant start and I hope to bring additional support that will help catapult the company to higher levels of success in revitalizing this region.”
Landmarks Community Capital Corporation is a new company but relies upon the experienced staff of Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation that is a leader in neighborhood revitalization.