History - Time Line



1895  Frank Fitzpatrick and his brother-in-law, William Weller,       started Fitzpatrick & Weller to produce shoe last blocks. They         provided shoemakers with finished lasts on which shoes were made.


1933   William F. Fitzpatrick, nephew of Frank, incorporated the business together with another nephew of Frank's, James E. Fitzpatrick. They managed the company until the end of World War II.

1946   Joseph and William C. Fitzpatrick joined the company. Pictured from left to right: 

Art Quackenbush, Frank Luss,                                         history_002-600.jpg                  William F. Fitzpatrick, Bill Luss, and                                                  Production Manager Jim Lions.

1949   Gerard Fitzpatrick joined the company.




1950   Built the Sawmill history_004-truck-dozer-600.jpg




1954  Dana Fitzpatrick joined the company.

1965   Following the death of William F. in 1965, the Murphy & Son Co. building was purchased and a new modern sawmill was built in 1964.   history_003-800.jpg

Pictured from left to right: Dana Fitzpatrick, Bill 'Wheser' Fitzpatrick, Sam Ellis (Traveler's Insurance), Gerard 'Jess' Fitzpatrick, Joe Fitzpatrick, and William Fitzpatrick.


Fitzpatrick & Weller diversified into sawmilling, timberland ownership, and component manufacturing.

1987   F & W purchased the York Merit Plant, a second state of the art production facility that plant 3 5.JPGsignificantly increased production space. Both dimension plants have advanced capabilities including:

  • Solid and glued-up components for the furniture, cabinet, staircase and flooring industries to name just a few.
  • We accept custom specifications
  • Modern efficient production equipment
  • Highly trained operators

1989  A new 5,400 sq. ft. office building was opened, which is our main office now.building_fw_headquarters_600.jpg





1996  Opened a new Dry Storage Building increasing lumber                                                          storage capabilities by 2 million board feet.drystorage4.jpg


2007     Greg Fitzpatrick, President and CEO and Great, Great Nephew of Frank Fitzpatrick, are now managing the day to day operations. Dana Fitzpatrick, Greg's father, is Chairman of the Board of Directors.



ALL PRODUCTS are Made in the USA, using Eco-Friendly processes