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Meet Our Team Of Experts

Hartington, NE 


Mon-Fri 7:30am – 5:00pm 

Saturday 8:00am – 12 noon


119 East Main
P.O. Box 487
Hartington, NE 68739
Phone: 402-254-3928
Fax: 402-254-3920

Delivery/Service Area: 

50 mile radius

Goods & Services: 
Do It Best Quality Paints

 Mid Continent & Showplace Cabinetry

Onyx Showers & Bathroom Vanities

Cabinetry Hardware

Milwaukee Power Tools & Accessories

 Hardware & Lighting

 Dimensional Lumber, OSB 

Plywood, Trusses



Roofing, Siding, Insulation 


Interior & Exterior Doors

 Decking, Railing, Posts  Fencing

Livestock gates

& More

Design/Drafting Services, estimating, delivery to construction sites, glass & screen repair, key cutting. Installed insulation in attics. Custom cutting of non-treated lumber, etc.



Top Notch Projects


Carhart Lumber Co. Hartington History

        Carhart Lumber started in Wayne, NE in 1921 by brothers Charles E. Carhart and Arthur Benjamin Carhart. The company is still family owned and operated by Scott & Brenda Carhart, 4th generation owners. This year, Carhart Lumber is Celebrating 100 years of business with each of their 9 locations across Nebraska- Norfolk, Wayne, Hartington, Bloomfield, Tilden, Neligh, Burwell, O’Neill and North Platte. Subdivisions- Carhart Kitchen & Bath in Pierce, Carhart Interior Designs and Carhart Insulation.

        In 1931, Charles E. Carhart and wife and Arthur Benjamin Carhart and wife purchased a local lumberyard in Hartington NE from AK Lammers. In 1956, they also purchased Shumway Lumber in Hartington which is today's current location. Jay Shumway was the first manager of the combined locations. 

        Louis Herbolsheimer was hired as store manager in 1965, along with his wife Pat who helped as clerk and was also the bookkeeper. Janice Kressig was a valued, long time sales associate at Carhart Lumber in Hartington and John Kramer joined the Carhart team in 1989. All of these individuals, made up one of the best sales teams.

        John Kramer took over as Manager in 1999 and was in charge of a major store remodel and exterior facelift that took place in 2001.

        Josh Morten came to work at Carhart in 2000 and continues to provide drafting services as needed. Rob Lenzen also joined Carhart in 2002 and moved into Contractor Sales at the Hartington store in 2010. He has helped design hundreds of beautiful homes in the area over the years and is a key player to the Carhart team. Dani de Waal is the Retail Sales associate and assists customers with everyday purchases. She also is an expert at color matching paint and is learning about cabinetry design. It’s beneficial to customers to have a knowledgeable sales staff who can answer their questions. “The Hartington team strives to offer the best products and services possible in our advancing and changing industry” said John Kramer. Mike Hoeppner (Yard Supervisor) & Austin Burcham, are both in charge of outside yard supply and delivery. They are crucial when it comes to keeping materials organized and delivering fragile supplies to contractors and customers. “John, Rob, Dani, Mike & Austin are great employees and Scott & I are thankful for John’s leadership.” Said Brenda Carhart. “He and Rob have a lot of knowledge in the building industry and can answer any questions customers might have.”

        Over the years, Carhart Lumber has been known as a traditional lumberyard, but has transitioned into a full home design center. You can still stop in for treated lumber and the nuts and bolts for DIY projects, but now you can shop for beautiful doors, kitchen cabinetry, countertops, stone siding and paint also. (Just to name a few)

        Carhart Lumber would like to humbly thank the customers from Hartington and surrounding communities for their years of patronage. We hope to continue to be the areas trusted source for quality building / home improvement materials and expert advice for years to come.


'Building #1' (as Carhart Hartington refers to it) used to be the Lammers Service Station before it was  purchased by the lumberyard.  

The Transition of Carhart Lumber Throughout The Years


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