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A Look At Our Multi-Family Division

At National Lumber, we like to think of ourselves as partners to the builders we work with, helping them accomplish their building goals by delivering the materials they need. But we also understand that the scope can vary greatly for different builders, with larger-scale projects requiring careful coordination and planning to successfully execute. Multi-family projects are a huge piece of the housing construction market across the Baltimore and DC metro areas, as housing builders try to keep up with huge demand. We wanted to take the time to highlight our Mult-Family Division here at National Lumber, a team dedicated solely to meeting the needs of multi-family builders across the area.

What is the Role of the Mult-Family Divsion at National Lumber?

To explore the role of our Multi-Family Division at National Lumber, we spoke with Brian Fackett, a sales specialist within the department. Brian explained that the department was established to meet a growing need by multi-family developers for a team tailored to their specific project type, capable of managing large material orders and helping facilitate the delivery throughout the project. Many multi-family projects rely on rolling timelines, so it’s crucial to have a team dedicated to managing each step of the material orders and deliveries so builders can stay on track.

Capabilities of the Multi-Family Division

Our team is tailored to handle a large scope of multi-family projects, from small-scale consisting of only a few units to massive undertakings of 500 units or more. Our work handles different job types as well, whether it be remodeling existing units or full new builds. Team members are specialized in each build type. For instance, Brian works with new build clients to ensure their needs are met.

Products Supplied

Primarily, our multi-family department handles interior packages that consist of trim, cabinetry, countertops, interior doors, and more. Our Multi-Family Division works in tandem with other departments should our clients require additional items for their builds, from framing and structural lumber to windows and exterior doors. Internal collaboration allows us to organically scale to meet the needs of projects as they change and adapt.


A goal of ours is to ease the process of your project by acting as a resource. Our multi-family team works closely with builders, providing product staging, material tracking to ensure deadlines are being met, and consistent communication to ensure you always know the status of your materials. We believe that collaboration should always be a priority when working with builders.

The Advantage of Having a Dedicated Multi-Family Team

Multi-family projects are complicated endeavors. That’s why we believe it’s important to have a trusted, dedicated team to help you manage. In this industry, problems can arise. Having a team ready to meet each challenge as it comes is extremely beneficial to keeping projects on track. From field visits to comprehensive quotes to constant communication, the team at National Lumber is here to help you stay building. Contact us today to get started.

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Kitchen DEsigner

Laura brings 18 years of experience to our kitchen design team. She helps customers build exceptional kitchen spaces down to the finest details. 

Every client has unique needs, and Laura enjoys the puzzle of figuring out how to fulfill them. She combines her technical abilities with her background in interior design to balance functionality and beauty.

She listens to her clients to help them narrow down their choices and presents a curated selection to make the process less overwhelming. Laura finds creative solutions to check off their wish list while keeping them on budget.

Her personal favorite design trend is a transitional style with a hint of traditional details. She loves the mix of painted colors and the textures and variations of natural woods. However, the best
part of her job is the opportunity to work in every design style
and come up with different combinations of styles, materials,
and finishes executing her client’s unique vision.

Personally, she loves everything involving water- the ocean, pools, boating, and long baths.
She also enjoys anything with a story- books, movies, shows, etc.
Her newest hobby is attempting to have as much fun cooking as she does exploring new restaurants.

Kitchen DEsigner

With over 15 years of experience, LindaRose brings deep knowledge of how to achieve beautiful kitchen designs at the right price. 

For LindaRose, listening to a client’s needs is paramount to achieving a great design. Creativity is key to kitchen design, requiring out-of-the-box thinking to achieve an excellent final product. 

Some of her favorite design trends she introduces to clients include transitional, clean lines, and dark islands with light perimeters. 

Before entering the world of kitchen design, she spent 20 years in theatre as a singer and actor, working in notable local theatres like Round House and Everyman.

In her free time, she enjoys other creative endeavors such as working with textiles including quilting, embroidery, and weaving. 

Kitchen DEsigner

Rick Bechtel is an industry expert with 7+ years as a kitchen designer. He brings unique insights to design thanks to his 15 years as a carpenter and contractor.

Rick believes in the importance of listening to the needs of the clients he works with. Utilizing his experience s a carpenter and contractor, he strives to make every layout as economical as possible through wise cabinet selection. 

Rick makes informed suggestions for products or features that can improve the cooking experience. He’s an expert in taking the dream items clients identify online or in showrooms and introducing options that better fit their design needs and are less cost prohibitive.

As a designer, he’s an expert on contemporary or transitional styles, light colors, and wood accents. 

Rick is passionate about woodworking and contracting but transitioned his career to spend more time with his children. He enjoys projects around his (or his children’s) house, and weekend trips with his wife.