Sterritt Lumber's staying power in New England dates back to 1841.Since 1841, F.D. Sterritt Lumber has been serving the ever changing building materials needs of New England. From its humble beginnings serving industrial manufacturers at its Cambridge location, Sterritt Lumber has since developed the versatility to satisfy a wide range of customers from homeowners to the largest commercial contractors and everyone in between. Now in its 3rd generation of Mackin family ownership Sterritt is poised for the future while maintaining our rich history of quality and service.

Some of Sterritt’s specialties include new home construction, remodeling, commercial contracting, professional lumber take-offs, engineered beam calculations, and kitchen design services. Employing over 65 service professionals with remarkable industry experience, just about anything a customer would encounter during the building materials process can be serviced by Sterritt Lumber. Included as a specialty is our unparalleled commitment to prompt delivery. We have a fleet of GPS equipped moffitt and boom trucks to handle even the most precarious of jobsites. Our delivery service ranges from Boston to Providence, RI, up to Nashua, NH, and west to Worcester, MA.

Sterritt Lumber’s versatility is not limited to customer service alone. Along with all of its specialties, we stock an equally vast array of products. Many lumberyards carry dimensional lumber, plywoods, and pressure treated stock. Sterritt Lumber certainly does that but also much more. We also offer moldings, concrete plyform, pvc trimboards, fire treated lumber, exotic hardwoods, Owens Corning insulation, and many TrusJoist products. In 2006, Sterritt Lumber embarked on its newest venture: green building. We became FSC® chain of custody certified to distribute, remanufacture, pressure and fire treat FSC® Certified Wood products. We are very proud of this distinction and will continue to be an industry leader in preserving our environment.

Meet Our Team

President & CEO

For more than thirty-five years, Dick Mackin has been one of the primary faces of Sterritt Lumber and a leader in the building materials industry. Currently as our Co-owner, President & CEO, his passion, energy, and concern for Sterritt's loyal customers show in all that he does in the building materials business. Mackin has been involved in many organizations throughout the building material industry over the years and brings a wealth of industry knowledge to Sterritt. In his spare time, Mackin is an avid golfer, enjoys boating on the Cape and spending time with his family.

Chief Financial Officer

Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, Susan Mackin attended prestigious St. Mary’s Dominican College prior to beginning her extensive career in the Building Materials industry. For twenty-eight years, Mackin has assumed a variety of important roles for Sterritt Lumber. Currently as our Co-owner & CFO, she is responsible for accounts payable, receivable, and other critical functions where the health of the bottom line is a priority. An avid and talented golfer, Mackin enjoys nurturing her developing family. She is yet another person at Sterritt Lumber who values family above all else, and that sentiment is conveyed through our company to our valued customers! Mackin wants to continue to contribute to the success of Sterritt Lumber so she can be assured that the values intrinsic to the company are passed onto the next generation!

General Manager

Originally from East Hartford, Connecticut, Chris Hunter has been adding important knowledge and value to Sterritt Lumber for over ten years. He has performed a variety of important tasks including purchasing, estimating, inventory control, and management. Chris graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. This father of four enjoys camping and coaching little league baseball and will always happily attend to your building materials needs!

Director of Purchasing

Possessing thirty-four years of experience in the building materials industry, David Dally has performed a variety of jobs in his time at Sterritt Lumber. From shipping to sales to purchasing, David has accomplished much in his time. This Watertown, Massachusetts native continues to attempt to locate innovative ways to impact the profession. Because he finds the least expensive ways to purchase materials, all of us here at Sterritt Lumber can pass along those savings to you!

Sales Representative

Regarded as one of the most knowledgeable salespeople in the Building Materials industry, Mike brings over thirty years of professional experience to Sterritt Lumber. His vast knowledge of every corner of the business is only surpassed by his commitment to servicing his customers. Whether you have framing demands, questions on stair parts, or anything in between, Mike will be the ultimate resource to address your needs. When he is not working to innovate the Building Materials industry, this Waltham, Massachusetts native is an avid runner. Please feel free to contact Mike with questions on all of your lumber needs!

Sales Representative

Harry McShane brings personality, a wealth of experience, and a unique penchant for customer service to Sterritt Lumber. Originally from Newton, Massachusetts, McShane graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Business. As an outside salesman, McShane focuses mainly on budget management within a project. He is expert in the realm of engineered lumber, and his primary customers are general contractors. An avid runner and sportsman, McShane devotes what he has learned over his thirty-three year career to his valued customers at Sterritt Lumber!

Sales Representative

Hailing from Weymouth, Massachusetts, Mackin is certainly no stranger to the inner workings of Sterritt Lumber. For six years, he worked in the distribution center building orders and loading trucks for orders that were delivered all over New England. He learned the industry from the grass roots, and that is why he continues to succeed at Sterritt Lumber! An advanced golfer and skier, Mackin values the relationships he has developed with his co-workers. He hopes to continue to serve the needs of his customers in meaningful ways down the road.


For thirty-three years, Chuck Aiello has been a respected fixture at Sterritt Lumber. This Watertown native has literally coordinated and shipped hundreds of millions of dollars worth of inventory to customers in the New England region and beyond. This type of service and dedication is what the rest of our professionals try to emulate on a daily basis. Aiello is not only a talented shipper, but he also works very well as part of our dynamic sales team. In addition, he is an expert in many facets of mouldings. When he is not assisting our customers, Aiello can be found boating on the lakes of New Hampshire or taking in a quiet beach on a summer afternoon.

Store Manager

Jacob Purtz is one of the most knowledgeable young minds in the Building Materials industry. As Store Manager, Purtz works hard to address a wide variety of customer inquiries on products, delivery, and installation. In his free time, Purtz enjoys the outdoors, biking, and spending time with friends. Please feel free to contact Jacob about your ever changing materials needs. Chances are, he can assist!

Sales Representative

Originally from Weymouth, MA, Scott Silvia studied Communications and Broadcasting at North Adams State. Over the years, Scott has become extremely well-versed in siding, roofing, windows, doors, and decking. Of his many strengths, the one of which he is most proud is his willingness to go the extra mile to make sure customers' needs are met. In his free time, Scott enjoys coaching his daughter’s soccer team, running, and relaxing by his pool. Please contact him for any questions on Sterritt Lumber’s products!