"I started as outside sales for H.C. Anderson Lumber in 2011 with an extensive background in retail and sales. With Fred Anderson being a 4th generation business owner, I saw the perfect opportunity for us to help each other out. I brought in a fresh modern approach, while still maintaining the, “old school” feel he wanted to keep."
What has been your passion or greatest motivator?
"We are not only selling a product, we are executing ideas with long term impacts. We recently found out that we helped build the Belleview Biltmore in the early 1900’s. Recently, I headed the
sales of it’s flooring during the deconstruction. There is a tradition in what I do and how I do it."
What would you say your business is most known for?
"We are known for our hardwood lumber selection and custom millwork. The older parts of St. Petersburg, (mainly northeast, Kenwood, and southeast) require unique products that are not carried in the big box stores. Our shop is equipped to replicate these products identically. Our passion has always been for helping homeowners find solutions to these unique challenges."
What has been your proudest moment within this business?
"The proudest moments I would say for us are when a client leaves happy. There are so many decisions behind the scene that it takes to get our orders out. Sometimes it takes 4 of us to find a solution, but we always do. "
-James Kenney, H.C. Anderson Lumber