Walsh Honors Curtis Lumber as a Historic Business Preservation Registry Site

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) presented a New York State Assembly proclamation to Curtis Lumber Co. Inc. today to celebrate the organization's induction into the NYS Historic Business Preservation Registry following Walsh’s nomination. There to receive the award at its flagship location on Route 67 in Ballston Spa were Kylie Holland, executive vice president and co-owner and Doug Ford, vice president of Sales and Purchasing. Curtis Lumber was selected by Walsh for this honor and takes one of ten spots the assemblywoman is permitted to nominate and induct during each term.

The New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry program is administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation and highlights businesses that have been in operation for at least 50 years and have contributed to their community’s history.

“Curtis Lumber’s remarkable ability to not only adapt but thrive in the face of challenges speaks volumes about their commitment to both their craft and the communities they serve. Curtis Lumber demonstrates that success can be achieved through perseverance, innovation and a genuine passion for serving others,” Walsh said. “I’m honored to celebrate and acknowledge their exceptional achievement, and I’m proud to have been a part of supporting and facilitating their path to this well-deserved designation.”

“While the original location was built across the road from the Town of Ballston building on Charlton Road, the store was moved in 1976 to its current flagship location on Route 67, where they have served the greater areas of Saratoga County ever since. With more than 130 years under its belt as a family-owned company spanning six generations, Curtis Lumber has beat the odds — the average lifespan of a family business is 24 years. This organization embodies the values and spirit of New York, that of progress and enhancing localities across the state. Congratulations to Curtis Lumber and the history you will continue to make for generations to come!” Walsh concluded.