Third-generation Businessman Seizes Opportunity, Wehrung’s Lumber & Home Center
An entrepreneur seems to find opportunity in any situation. For Jason Wehrung, President of Wehrung’s Lumber & Home Center, opportunity has been found in the family lumberyard, in a stint at a fast food restaurant, and even in the ashes of a lumberyard fire. Jason Wehrung leads our choice for Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of $10 million to $50 million in sales. During his seven-year tenure with his family business, the company has tripled in size, growing from one to three locations in eastern Pennsylvania, including two lumber and home centers as well as a full-service lumberyard.
Jason has led the Wehrung’s businesses through an acquisition of another area hardware dealer, as well as a significant remodel of the company’s flagship location. He has also significantly expanded the company’s customer base with a renewed focus on retail and DIY customers through a rental service and flooring installation.