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Healdsburg Lumber Company - Staff Biographies

Eric Ziedrich
  • President of HLC Incorporated
  • General Contractors License (B)
  • Specialty Licenses In:

           - Locksmithing (C-28)

          - Glazing (C-17)
  • Certified Green Building Professional (CGPB) with

    Advanced Training
  • EPA Certified Renovator
  • Eric Ziedrich, President of HLC Incorporated, has owned and operated the company since 1985. He has a BS in Finance from California State University Chico and graduate work from Golden Gate University with a concentration in Accounting. He holds a General Contractors License (B), and specialty licenses in locksmithing (C-28) and glazing (C-17). He also is a Certified Green Building Professional (CGPB) with Advanced Training and is an EPA Certified Renovator.

    Eric is a former board member of the North Coast Builders Exchange and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District, and a former President of the Lumber Association of California and Nevada. In civic affairs, he is a former President of the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce and a former Planning Commissioner, Councilmember, and Mayor of the City of Healdsburg. He has also been active in residential and commercial development.

    Greg White
  • Sales Representative
  • Contact Greg today at:
  • gwhite@hlc-inc.com
  • 707.431.9663 x173
  • Greg White, Sales Representative at Healdsburg Lumber Company, joined us in 2013. Greg has been in the building material industry his entire career. He did extensive stints at Grossman's and Meek's Lumber in Chico, owned R&G Enterprises in Oroville and was Store Manager at Colllins Pine for over a decade. He also holds a degree from Butte Community College.

    Greg's deep understanding and familiarity with every aspect of building products, along with his organizational skills and warm, friendly customer service, make him a fabulous match for our seasoned team at Healdsburg Lumber Company.

    Dan Weaver
  • Vice President
  • Sales Manager of Healdsburg Lumber Company
  • Certified Green Building

    Professional (CGBP)
  • Contact Dan today at:
  • DWeaver@hlc-inc.com
  • 707.431.9663 x120
  • Dan Weaver, Vice President and Sales Manager of Healdsburg Lumber Company, has been with us since 1977. Prior to joining Healdsburg Lumber Company, Dan worked as an apprentice on numerous homes in Marin County, a union laborer for a Commercial Hydraulic Equipment Contractor, and even spent time in one of Sonoma County's old saw mills. Dan's deep, life-long passion for construction and lumber make him an invaluable resource for customers, particularly for custom homes.

    Dan is a Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP), and has multiple certifications from the California Redwood Association, the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, the American Plywood Association, and Simpson StrongTie.

    Dan's civic involvement includes serving seven years as a Public School Board member, the Kiwanis, Youth Soccer, and over thirty years of coaching local baseball from Little League through High School.

    Dan is recognized as a deeply knowledgeable resource for the vast array of products available in today's market, particularly fine Douglas Fir, Redwood, and Cedar timbers, sidings, and finish lumber products. Specifying custom milling is one of his specialties.

    Pete Thomas
  • Assistant Retail Sales Supervisor
  • Certified Green Building Product

    Specialist
  • Certified 'Color Made Simple' Paint

    Mixologist
  • Completed the National Retail

    Hardware Association - Advanced

    Hardware and Retailing

    Certifications.
  • Expert on Simpson StrongTie

    products, moulding, plus metal &

    composition roofing materials
  • Contact Pete today at:
  • PThomas@hlc-inc.com
  • 707.431.9663 x171
  • Pete Thomas, Assistant Retail Sales Supervisor at Healdsburg Lumber Company, joined us in 1987 and has worked in the building industry since 1980. He started as a Yard Staff Member and Driver, then moved into Inside Sales. Consequently, Pete is intimately familiar with the detailed inner workings of our organization and assures our Retail Operation is running smoothly.

    Pete is certified as a Green Building Product specialist, and a 'Color Made Simple' Paint Mixologist. He has completed the National Retail Hardware Association - Advanced Hardware and Retailing Certifications. Pete's our resident expert on Simpson StrongTie products, moulding, plus metal & composition roofing materials.

    He's also very knowledgeable on figuring out the hardware needed for any project and all phases of construction from the foundation to a finely finished home.

    Pete's has actively coached local youth and High School football since 1977.

     

    Mike Rivara
  • Outside Sales
  • Contact Mike today at:
  • MRivara@hlc-inc.com
  • 707.431.9663 x108
  • Mike Rivara, Outside Sales at Healdsburg Lumber Company, has worked in the building industry for over 25 years in Customer Service, Sales and Store Management. He's is very attentive to his customers needs and travels far and wide throughout Sonoma County to assure his customers get the materials and expertise they require. Mike can also be seen around the area with his therapy dog "Henry", a Goldendoodle, at various retirement homes and at Healdsburg Hospital cheering up patients. He also volunteers at our local Chambers of Commerce.

    Mike loves working with people in a personal way that shows he really cares about what they are looking for and strives to help make their projects a success as well as a good experience.

    Greg Meeker
  • Vice-President of Operations
  • Certified in Management and

    Leadership from Crestom Training,

    in Sales & Customer Relations and

    Forklift Training
  • Certified by the Wolmanized

    Pressure-Treated Wood Institute

    and Simpson Strong-Tie
  • Contact Greg today at:
  • GMeeker@hlc-inc.com
  • 707.431.9663 x118
  • Greg Meeker, Vice-President of Operations at Healdsburg Lumber Company, began his career in the retail lumber industry in 1991 at Meeks Building Center in South Lake Tahoe. He received awards for Project Salesman of the Year in 1999 and 2002. Greg joined us in 2003 and oversees all facets of our yard operations and purchasing duties for our lumber and building products.

    Greg holds certifications in Management and Leadership from Crestom Training, in Sales & Customer Relations and Forklift Training from the National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association, in Lumber & Building Materials from the Lumber Association of California & Nevada and in Engineered Wood Products from APA - The Engineered Wood Association. Greg is also certified by the Wolmanized Pressure-Treated Wood Institute and Simpson Strong-Tie.

    George McConnell
  • Sales Representative
  • Extensive hands-on experience in

    new construction, addition &

    remodel projects, and cabinetry

    framing
  • Contact George today at:
  • GMcConnell@hlc-inc.com
  • 415.924.8300 x107
  • George McConnell joined the staff of Hudson Street Design of Marin as a Sales Representative in 2013.

    George is earning a certificate in Construction Management from Sonoma State University, and has an extensive hands-on experience in new construction, addition & remodel projects, as well as cabinetry framing.

    George's building experience make him a truly valuable resource for contractors facing technical challenges, or homeowners looking for inspiration. His in-depth construction knowledge also offers great support for DIY clients seeking advice on product selection and installation.

    George's history of fine craftsmanship and meticulous implementation combine to make him a valuable resource to our most discerning customers.

     

    Galen Butts
  • Purchasing Agent
  •  
    Bio Coming Soon! 

    Julie Kennedy
  • Contractor Sales
  • Contact Julie today at:
  • JKennedy@hlc-inc.com
  • 707.431.9663 x106
  • Julie Kennedy has always been interested in building and design as she grew up in an architectural family. After graduating from Butte College, she worked as a Buyer at the University of Washington Bookstore in Seattle for many years. She joined Healdsburg Lumber Company in 2001 and focuses primarily on Contractor Sales.

    Julie also plans and hosts contractor events such as our monthly Contractor Breakfasts, our periodic Parking Lot Events, our annual Redwood Empire Remodeler's Association Dinner and our Vendor Shows at Gualala Building Supply and Healdsburg Lumber Company.

    To assist in keeping our Sales Staff current and up to date on the latest product information, Julie also plans and coordinates in-house training events hosted by our vendors.

    Julie is a strong, knowledgeable advocate for local contractors and is highly regarded for her meticulous attention to detail that gets the precisely correct material delivered to the job on time. She works closely with Dan Weaver, Sales Manager and our Outside Sales Teams.

    Tim Fellbaum
  • Retail Sales Supervisor
  • Certified Green Building Product Specialist
  • Certified 'Color Made Simple' Paint Mixologist
  • Contact Tim today at:
  • TFellbaum@hlc-inc.com
  • 707.431.9663 x170
  • Tim Fellbaum, Retail Sales Supervisor at Healdsburg Lumber Company, joined us in 1987 and has worked in building material sales since 1985. He started as a Yard Staff Member and Driver, then became our Receiving Clerk, our Purchasing agent, and finally moved into Inside Sales. Consequently, Tim is intimately familiar with the detailed inner workings of our organization and assures our Retail Operation is running smoothly. Tim completed undergraduate studies in English at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

    Tim is certified as a Green Building Product specialist, and a 'Color Made Simple' Paint Mixologist. He has completed the National Retail Hardware Association - Hardware and Building Material Certifications. Tim is our resident expert on fasteners and all aspects of concrete work.

    Gina Chamberlain
  • Inside Sales
  • Certified Green Building Product

    Specialist
  • Certified 'Color Made Simple' Paint

    Mixologist
  • Contact Gina today at:
  • GChamberlain@hlc-inc.com
  • 707.431.9663 x172
  • Regina 'Gina' Chamberlain, Inside Sales, has been involved in the building material supply industry since 1994, and joined Healdsburg Lumber Company in 2004. Gina is certified as a Green Building Product specialist, and a 'Color Made Simple' Paint Mixologist. She has completed advanced coursework with the National Retail Hardware Association and Home Center Institute.

    Gina thoroughly enjoys working with our customers and takes great personal pride in the exceptional level of service she offers. She is particularly excited about researching new and hard-to-find products that solve the difficult situations and problems our contractor and homeowner customers face every day.

    Ryan Arata
  • General Manager
  • Certified Green Building Professional (CGPB)
  • Certified Color Expert
  • Contact Ryan today at:
  • RArata@HLC-Inc.com
  • 707.431.9663 x123
  • Ryan Arata, General Manager of Healdsburg Lumber Company, joined us in 2000. He has a BA in Communications with an Art minor from California State University Bakersfield, Cum laude.

    Ryan is a Certified Green Building Professional (CGPB) and has completed the National Retail Hardware Associations - Hardware and Building Material Certifications. Ryan is a Certified Color Expert, has exceptional locksmithing skills and is experienced in most facets of residential repair and remodeling.

    Ryan is responsible for supervising our Retail Store and Receiving Department, as well as overseeing our Plumbing, Electrical, Tools, Hardware, Paint and Lawn & Garden Departments. Twice a year Ryan attends a massive product show with thousands of vendors where he selects the best products available for our local customers.

     

    Thom Colla

    Contact Thom today at:
  • 707.431.9663 x175
  • Bio Coming Soon!
     

    Chris Daniel

    Contact Chris today at:
  • 707.431.9663 x122
  • Bio Coming Soon!
     

    Jim Moore

    Contact Jim today at:
  • 707.431.9663
  • Bio Coming Soon!
     

    Accounts Receivable

    Contact us today at:
  • 707.431.9663
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    Jeff Pescar
    CFO

    Contact Jeff today at:
  • 707.431.9663 x114
  • Bio Coming Soon!
     

    Brad Pender
    Finance Manager

    Contact Brad today at:
  • 707.431.9663 x124
  • Bio Coming Soon!
     

    Janelle Rebenstisch
    Accounting Manager

    Contact Janelle today at:
  • 707.431.9663 x121
  • Bio Coming Soon!

    Karen Graves
    Marketing Manager

    Contact Karen today at:
  • 707.431.9663 x105
  • Bio Coming Soon!