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Sam Yates

CO Council Chairman

Denver Lumber Company

  • 1490 S Cherokee Street
  • Denver, CO 80223
  • PHONE: (303) 733-5543
  • FAX: (303) 871-9028
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The Denver Lumber Company has been involved with MSLBMDA for as long as I can remember. My interest in the industry began in High School. I worked part time for The Denver Lumber Company when I was finishing High School. I continued to work for the company while I attended college at CU Denver. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. I was hired on Full Time at the company in the summer of 2007. My parents have had a huge influence on the directions I took to get me where I am today. I have always looked up to my Dad (Scott Yates) and what he has done with the company and the MSLBMDA. His hard work and dedication motivated me to pursue my career with Denver Lumber. I was fortunate enough to tag along on some of the trips to Washington DC at an early age. Geri Adams, Walter Foxworth, and my Dad among others visited the Hill to take a stance on issues affecting our industry.

My involvement with MSLBMDA began in 2008. I have served on the Colorado Council where we participate in a number of activities to raise funds for the association, charities, and community. Some of those activities include bowling tournaments, golf tournaments, providing dinners for Urban Peak Shelter, just to name a few. I have served as Chairman of the Council 2014 to the Present. The Denver Lumber Company is family owned. We opened in 1923. My Dad is currently president of the company. My younger brother, Garrett just joined us. It’s been a lot of fun working with my family and team here at The Denver Lumber Company. I am currently Vice President/Assistant Manager. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and riding motocross. MSLBMDA has allowed me to meet a lot of really great people. Our industry is very unique in the sense that fellow retailers and wholesalers can meet in one place to network. Whether it is networking, giving back, or being present on a national level, MSLBMDA has always done a great job. I am happy to be a part of the family business and the things that have come with it. Huge thanks to MSLBMDA for the support and great experiences.


Paula Ervin About Paula Ervin

Paula Ervin

Randall Lumber Hardware, Inc.
Taos, NM

Paula began her term as board member of MSLBMDA in 2006 and has served as a Director, Secretary, and was elected President from 2015-2017.

Jim DeSaverio About Jim DiSaverio

Jim DiSaverio

President Elect
Allweather Wood / Humboldt Redwood
Loveland, CO

Chairman of the Council from 2011-2012, Associate Director, Associate Supplier President, and President Elect.

Dan Lowe About Dan Lowe

Dan Lowe

Imm. Past President
Alpine Lumber Company
Parker, CO

Dan has served as a Director on the MSLBMDA board, and was named President from 2013-2015. Co-Chairman Brewfest Fundraiser.

Eric Hill About Eric Hill

Eric Hill

Secretary / Treasurer
Boise Cascasde
Denver, CO

Eric became a Director for MSLBMDA in 2014. In addition, Eric has served on the Colorado Council since 2009 and was the Colorado Council Chairman in 2013.

Executive Vice President

Dena Cordova Jack

Dena Cordova Jack

Executive Vice President - MSLBMDA - Denver, CO

As a 25+ year veteran of the LBM industry, Dena served previously on the board of MSLBMDA, was the Lumberman of the year in 2011, and also served as the Vice Chair and Chair for MSC/National Lumber Dealer’s Association in Washington, D.C.

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Scott Yates

Scott Yates

National Chairman - Denver Lumber Company - Denver, CO

Scott Yates (Denver Lumber) was born in Denver, CO in 1957 and has served on numerous MSLBMDA Committees, on the MSLBMDA Board for several consecutive terms, and as our President from 2000-2002. Scott was named Chairman of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association in October of 2015.

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Max Guetz

Max Guetz

National Director - Alpine Lumber Company - Parker, CO

Born in Wyoming, Max Guetz began his career in the lumber industry in 1983 when he joined the Home Lumber Company (Littleton, CO) team to work alongside his family. Max is currently serving as the Front Range District Manager for Alpine Lumber Company.

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Walter Foxworth

Director & National Alternate - Foxworth Galbraith Lumber - Dallas, TX

Walter Foxworth (Foxworth Galbraith Lumber) was born on July 29, 1935 in Dallas, TX and has served on the MSLBMDA Board since 1991, both as a Director and as our National Director leading the organization legislatively from one that had little or no political presence to one that is now recognized and respected in both local and federal arenas.

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Court Moody

Director - Direct Lumber and Door - Denver, CO

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John Martin

John Martin

Director - AD Martin Lumber - Riverton, WY

John Martin (AD Martin Lumber) was born December 7, 1984 in Riverton, WY. He began his career in the lumber industry at the age of 13 building trusses. He held various positions with the company until December 2013 when his father Mike Martin retired and John took the reins. John has been actively involved with MLSMBDA serving on the Board since 2011 as the Director for Wyoming.

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Richard Goering

Richard Goering

Director - Bona - Lakewood, CO

The MSLBMDA is pleased to have an active and forward thinking Board of Directors to provide direction and leadership for your association.

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Sam Yates

Sam Yates

CO Council Chair - Denver Lumber Company - Denver, CO

Sam Yates (Denver Lumber) was born May 17, 1984. Sam’s involvement with MSLBMDA began in 2008 when he took a position on the MSLBMDA’s CO Council, where he has served as Chairman for the past two years. Sam is currently serving as Vice President/Assistant Manager at Denver Lumber Company, a family-owned company founded in 1923.

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