Dreyer's Lumber


The Best Products, Prices, and People Since 1993.

Founded in 1993 by veterans of the lumber industry, we attribute our 25+ years of success to three major components:

  • Quality Products: “There’s no room for compromise,” our founder Walt often says. Dreyer’s never sacrifices quality for price, and is committed to the best suppliers and products. Whether you’re shopping at our Chatham Lumberyard, Showroom & Design Gallery or our Oakhurst Lumberyard’s small essentials store, you’ll find the best selection of high-quality products out there.
  • Fair Prices: Combining competitive, fair pricing with quality products and knowledgeable people, we offer a value that can’t be beat.
  • Listen to the Customer: We consider our customers the heart of our family-owned business. The most important ingredient to serving our customers is listening to their wants and needs. Whether you are a contractor looking for help with the latest techniques or a DIY homeowner trying to knock out a weekend project, you have our attention and will be provided with the best advice out there. Our diverse and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you with any size project. As technology and products have changed our staff has kept up to date to bring the latest products and techniques to your next project.

About  Us

Dreyer’s Lumber is a family-owned and operated business with locations in both Chatham, NJ and Oakhurst, NJ. Since 1993, we have been providing premium quality materials and services to both homeowners and contractors, working closely with our customers to help them complete any project – big or small.

Our History

After more than thirty years working in the lumber industry, first for Ply Gem and later for Mid-State Lumber, Walt Dreyer knows lumber inside and out. If you ask him why he got into the lumber business fresh out of high school, he’ll give you a straight answer, “I needed a new job.”  Honesty and directness like that is what Walt is best known for.

In the early 1990’s, Walter’s Lumber in Chatham was for sale. Other lumberyard owners looked at the property for expansion — none were interested. Where they saw a run-down store with no customers, Walt Dreyer saw an opportunity in a growing neighborhood. He and his sons, Russ and Glenn, decided to make an offer and in 1993, Dreyer’s Lumber was founded, delivering a large selection of high-quality products to the Chatham, NJ area.

In 2004, we expanded our operation to become the Chatham Lumberyard, Showroom & Design Gallery, to better serve builders, designers, architects, and homeowners.

In 2015, we acquired our Oakhurst location, expanding our presence and giving us the ability to supply building materials to projects at the Jersey shore.

After nearly thirty years, our core values of quality products at fair prices with the best service haven’t changed.

Old Building being demolished
Our Chatham, NJ location in 2003: Tearing down all the buildings other than the warehouse to make way for the Chatham Lumberyard, Showroom & Design Gallery.

Open during construction
Our Chatham, NJ location in 2003: Operating out of trailers during the renovations.

Our Chatham, NJ location in 2003: Finishing the renovations.