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About Forge Lumber
The Forge Lumber philosophy is simple: Provide best-in-class products and services for our customers in every project. We are proud to have deep roots and extensive experience in the building materials industry. Our service area now includes the entire region that extends through the Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Lexington, Louisville, and Indianapolis markets.
We provide our clients with:
The Forge management team leads the company-wide effort to deliver high-quality services quickly and efficiently every time. Read about the team members to learn about their extensive industry experience and the capabilities they bring to Forge Lumber.
John Steinman brings over 20 years of experience in the building materials business and over 25 years in the packaging industry to Forge Lumber leadership. A graduate of Miami University and Chase Law School, John is active in the community and serves on a number of boards including Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and The Lindner Center.
Eric SteinmanExecutive Vice President
Eric Steinman has more than 20 years in the packaging business and over 20 years in the building materials industry, and brings that experience to Forge Lumber. He is a graduate of Denison University. Eric is a Trustee at The Summit Country Day School and serves on the Advisory Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati.
David A. LueckeVice President of Sales and Marketing
Dave Luecke has 35 years of experience in the lumber and building materials business, including tenure as the President and CEO of a $40 million lumber yard. Dave has a degree in paper technology from Miami University, has served on the Board of Allied Construction Industries, the Board of Ohio Lumbermen’s Association, and the Board of the Cincinnati Rotary Club. He is a present Board member of the Spirit of Construction Foundation.
Jerry SchaeferVice President of Construction Services
Jerry got his start in construction early, as a freshman in high school. He later graduated from Cincinnati Technical College with a double degree in AS Civil/Construction Management and AS Civil/Surveying. His strong background in the residential and commercial construction business in greater Cincinnati comes from long-term positions with major construction companies. He boasts more than 30 years in the industry.
Mike BlazerVice President of Operations
Mike Blazer brings over 18 years of experience in the building materials industry to Forge Lumber Leadership. Having attended the University of Cincinnati, Mike started his career in the construction industry and subsequently specialized in custom millwork. His leadership qualities emerged as he assumed a production management position. He now oversees Operations for the entire Forge Lumber organization.
John Steinman IVVice President of Purchasing and IT Services
John Steinman IV has been in the industry for more than 5 years, building his experience in both sales and logistics before assuming his current position as Director of Purchasing and IT Services. John is a graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.
Mike WilsonVice President Account Management
Mike Wilson has been in the lumber and building materials industry for 18 years, with an additional 10 years of experience in the custom millwork industry. His background includes a variety of roles within operations, logistics, manufacturing, sales, and management. He has extensive experience working with production homebuilders. Mike graduated from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, KY with a degree in Business Administration.
Jan Steinman has extensive business experience as a former CFO and CEO of a large travel agency in Cincinnati. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and is also a Certified Public Accountant. She is the past Board Chair of Sanitation District #1 in Northern Kentucky.