The History of Kelly-Fradet Lumber
In 1951, two aspiring business partners named Clarence “Red” Weeks and Lloyd Fradet began the Kelly-Fradet legacy by purchasing the Carmel Lumber Company in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
The gentlemen had a challenging road ahead, but both possessed a clear vision toward their destination. Their goal was to provide the building industry with the best products, but more importantly, the most dependable, knowledgeable service available.
Cofounder, Red Weeks would often preach, “Any business is a people business. It’s the families who work for Kelly-Fradet, and the customers who purchase from us, that create the foundation to our success!”
Decades later, Red and Lloyd’s vision sustains our drive for success. We follow the path of our hard working founders with pride. Kelly-Fradet continues to provide top notch building materials and exemplary customer service, throughout Western Massachusetts and North Central Connecticut. Whether you are remodeling, building residential or commercial, we can help get the job done on time and on budget.
The Kelly-Fradet Advantage
Our staff strives to build successful relationships with all our customers. We take pride in giving our customers a comfort level of confidence in working with us on their projects.
Here are a few facts that set us apart from our competition:
- Over 62 years in the business
- Privately and locally owned
- Over 600 years of combined employee experience
- Very low employee turnover due in part to high job satisfaction
- Convenient in and out locations in your neighborhood
- Online shopping for your convenience
- Competitive pricing on lumber and building materials
- Multi-purpose fleet of quick, reliable delivery vehicles
- Jobsite support team for professionals and consumers
- Computer estimating for windows, doors, engineered lumber and cabinetry
- Quality materials from the top name brands
Kelly-Fradet is a proud member of:
- Andersen Windows Circle of Excellence Dealer
- Home Builders Association of Connecticut
- Home Builders Association of Massachusetts
- NRLA-National Retail Lumbermans Association
- North Central Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce