“We’re not big, just better; you can’t beat Butler; for the common and unique” are just a few of the slogans that new NRLA retail member Butler Lumber has used over its 85-year history.

Founded in 1938 on Butler Avenue in Maynard, Mass., Butler Lumber moved to its current location on Parker Street in 1946–47. Since its founding, there have been four owners. The current owner, Mike Sawvelle, started working there in 1987 and purchased the company in 2019. Mike started out in sales but did a little bit of everything along the way (and still does).

This “hardware store and more” has a culture that is based on quality products, fair prices, excellent customer service, an old-fashioned atmosphere, and profound respect for customers. They have embraced opportunities to help the community since they were founded by supporting local charities and organizations.

The NRLA would like to welcome new retail member Butler Lumber into the membership!