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R.P. Lumber’s Jason Plummer Named ILMDA’s 2020 Lumberman of the Year

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The 132-year-old Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association announced that Jason Plummer, Vice President of R.P. Lumber in Edwardsville, Illinois is the 2020 Lumberman of the Year.

The Lumberman of the Year award is the highest individual honor given in the Illinois retail lumber industry. Those honored with this award are individuals who exemplify selfless dedication to the promotion of professionalism within the lumber industry.

The Lumberman of the Year is a peer-recognition award given each year to a person who lumber dealers across the state of Illinois recognize for their many years of serving the independent lumber dealers of Illinois. The nomination and election are accomplished through the ILMDA Executive Team that includes past presidents and the officers.

Jason is an ILMDA college scholarship recipient and the second in his family to receive this award, following his father Robert Plummer, who received the award in 2013.

Since entering the business, Jason has chaired many committees and served on the ILMDA Board of Directors for over a decade. He was instrumental in establishing the current ILMDA long-range plan and is intimately involved in helping ILMDA to thrive.

Jason is currently the Vice President of ILMDA and will serve a two-year term as the president of ILMDA beginning in 2022.

Past recipients of this prestigious award include Bob Harrison in 1992, Bud Howe in 1993, George Mette in 1994, Francis Twigg in 1995, Vince Toepfer in 1996, John Graves in 1997, Dan Welty in 1998, Sarah Brian in 1999, Jan Wagner in 2000, Curt Knapp in 2001, Ervin Yoder in 2002, Bill Huff in 2003, Dick Mette in 2004, Bill Brinkman in 2005, Charles Kirchner in 2006, Doug White in 2007, Craig Loomis in 2008, Ed Winkless in 2009, Dan Martin in 2010, Mary Murphy in 2011, Terry Holm in 2012, Robert Plummer in 2013, Arthur Mize in 2014, Kurt Kirchner in 2015, Maurice Netemeyer in 2016, Jim McKee in 2017, Lester Gray in 2018 and Bob Mette in 2019.

About R.P. Lumber

R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. is a full-service retail home center and building materials supplier. R.P. Lumber provides its industry-leading Best Service and Best Value by offering full-service delivery, complete hardware stores, lumber, drywall, roofing, kitchen cabinet design, and much more for professional contractors, retail consumers, and do-it-yourselfers. R.P. Lumber also operates a truss manufacturing facility in central Illinois and a robust ecommerce platform ( and offering over 100,000 items for sale with the click of a button. Founded by Robert Plummer in 1977 and based in Edwardsville, IL, R.P. Lumber has grown to a physical presence in 72 locations throughout Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, and Iowa, and serves customers in numerous other states including Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. To learn more, please visit


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Source: R. P. Lumber Co., Inc.