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January 28, 2014

Business Briefs


Newburyport Daily News

---- — Jackson Lumber & Millwork named Dealer of the Year

Jackson Lumber & Millwork Is first New England-based building materials supplier to win national recognition as Dealer Of The Year.

Headquartered in Lawrence, Jackson Lumber & Millwork serves contractors, remodelers, and homeowners throughout eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The business has been owned and operated by the Torrisi family for 68 years.

Their commitment to quality and innovation caught the attention of ProSales Magazine, the leading national resource for the building industry, and on Jan. 11, Jackson Lumber & Millwork was honored National Dealer of the Year Award by ProSales editor Steve Campbell. When accepting the award, Jackson Lumber & Millwork president Mark Torrisi, said, “We are greatly honored to be selected as National Dealer of the Year for 2014, and we want to especially thank the talented and dedicated team of professionals at Jackson Lumber and our incredible and supportive customers.”

The National Dealer of the Year award also recognizes the Torrisi family and the staff at Jackson Lumber & Millwork for the way they use data and analytics gathered through a computer software system they created. The data not only provides management with a constant pulse on performance across all sectors of the company, but it is also shared with employees so that every staff member knows how well he or she is performing and how that affects the company’s financial well-being.

With a millwork manufacturing facility in Raymond, N.H., lumber yards and retail stores in Amesbury and Lawrence, and a state-of-the-art kitchen design showroom in North Andover, Jackson Lumber & Millwork is poised to successfully continue their mission to “provide customers with quality products, services & solutions on-time and in-full every day.”

Pruyn Joins Haverhill Bank

Sherry L. Temple Pruyn of West Newbury recently joined Haverhill Bank as a mortgage originator. Pruyn is located at the bank’s newest location in Salem, N.H.

Pruyn is responsible for assisting both commercial and residential customers in obtaining financing for their business or personal needs. Besides servicing existing bank customers, Pruyn focuses on expanding the bank’s lending base in the Salem, Atkinson and Methuen areas.

Pruyn has held multiple lending positions at financial institutions on the North Shore. Most recently she was a commercial and residential loan officer at Eagle Bank, Everett. Prior to that, she was an assistant vice president with Northern Bank and Trust Company, Woburn, where she specialized in Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Veterans Administration and MassHousing lending programs. In addition, Pruyn is a certified finance instructor with ABC Real Estate Training School, Haverhill. She is also a past board member of Coastal Homebuyer Education Inc., Newburyport. When she is not immersed in the world of real estate and lending, Pruyn may be found snowboarding down the ski slopes of Maine or water skiing in N.H.

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