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:
- Greater access through our two facilities, including our Erlanger headquarters and Queensgate complete distribution facility.
- The power to purchase and deliver effectively and efficiently as the only lumber operation in the Cincinnati area with a direct rail siding…We have two
- Broader inventory
- More service personnel and equipment for superior customer attention
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 Kentucky Historical Society.
Vice 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.
Vice President of Sales
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.
General Manager, Forge Engineered Systems
Barry has had a vast career spanning over 25 years in Component Manufacturing. He has spent 20 years in leadership positions in Engineered Products and Manufacturing Management including multiple plant operations.
Vice President of Human Resources
Andrea Laws brings 10 years of Human Resources experience to Forge Lumber’s leadership team. She is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. Andrea is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Kyle Bianco attended Northern Kentucky University and graduated with two Bachelor of Science Degrees; one in Accounting and one in Finance. Kyle joined a large manufacturing company upon graduation, where he gained some valuable experience which led him to join the Forge team as Accounting Manager in 2020. Kyle became a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in 2018, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 2020.
Vice President of Construction Services
Todd brings 20 years of experience in the commercial construction industry.
His operations experience in the planning, scheduling, and execution of projects both supports and drives our Construction Division.
Todd graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Construction Management.