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, William F. Fitzpatrick, Bill Luss, and Production Manager Jim Lions.
1949 Gerard Fitzpatrick joined the company.
1950 Built the Sawmill
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.
Pictured from left to right: Dana Fitzpatrick, Bill 'Wheser' Fitzpatrick, Sam Ellis (Traveler's Insurance), Gerard 'Jess' Fitzpatrick, Joe Fitzpatrick, and William Fitzpatrick.
1987 F & W purchased the York Merit Plant, a second state of the art production facility that significantly increased production space. Both dimension plants have advanced capabilities including:
1996 Opened a new Dry Storage Building increasing lumber storage capabilities by 2 million board feet.
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.