Berne Staff:

The Habeggers, Mike and Brian, believe the combined construction experience of their staff will help you answer any question whether it be large or small! They invite you to get to know the team below!

Mike Habegger

Brian Habegger

Front Counter Team  

Beebs started here almost fresh out of high school, starting in the yard and now currently at the front counter. He is our chief kitchen and bath designer, but also has a wealth of knowledge in almost all aspects of our business. He is a perfectionist and will make sure your project is right!

Radar is a Habegger staple, always ready with a warm smile and conversation. You can find him in the aisles, helping customers. If anyone knows where to locate a product, it is Radar!

Connie is our resident snowbird. During the warmer months she can be found in the store. Her vast background helps with projects large and small. Her favorite retirement hobby is taking care of her husband John 😉

Steph is our paint specialist. Whether it is a color/stain match or color selection she is the one to see. She also keeps inventory weekly for the store. She has been around the store since before she could walk, and has a firm grasp on our products and inventory!

Katelyn is part time help in the store. She is a second generation Habegger employee, so she knows the store well!

Maggie is also part time help at the front counter. She can brighten your day and is ever ready to help walk ins find items.

Back Counter Team
The back counter is the hub for contractor sales or those larger projects!

Many Sundays you could find Chris behind the pulpit but did you also know that he is a retired master electrician? In the mornings, he teaches electric trades at a local high school, and spends his afternoons at our back counter, ready to assist you in any home project whether big or small!

Alex can be found at our back counter. Proficient in sales, he has extensive knowledge on building products that our contractors find helpful. He also has personal experience out on the jobsite from flipping houses. Alex has been around the lumberyard his entire life and knows this business inside and out!


Greg is the new kid on the block but has an extensive knowledge of all things hardware! He is pretty hands on with his own projects or those of family members!

Yard Team
This team can help you load materials from any of our eight warehouses!

Jay was raised in the far north, so if you hear a hearty “eh” while in the yard, it most likely came from Jay! The yard is his domain and he keeps all your deliveries and orders on schedule. He shares his office at times with the company cat.

When Tony started with us, he had zero experience but a determined will to learn something new. And he has excelled in our yard, helping load material for customers and out on the road for deliveries.

Dave is part of our yard crew. Ever ready with a smile and a kind word, he is out in the warehouse helping customers. He is also part time in the seminary.

Willy has a CDL and most often can be found out on the road. Helpful and considerate, he can unload your order right where you want it!

Behind the Scenes/Specialty   

Zach wears many hats here, but his main focus is steel agriculture buildings, livestock buildings and keeping our in-store inventory current. Zach has been a staple at Habeggers for years, and can still answer paint questions (you may have seen him on a billboard or two in the past).

Rocky may look like he belongs in the wild outdoors chopping down lumber, instead of selling it, but he has made a home here. He is our agriculture sales guy, and can help you from a storage pole barn to a barndominium. His experience includes on the site knowledge from working in construction, hvac and building his own home.

Eric works behind the scenes and occasionally at the back counter. He is our draftsman and graphic designer. As a third generation carpenter, Eric’s experience as a general contractor and woodworker, gives him invaluable tools to assist our customers.

Joyce is our office manager. She keeps the place running, and more than likely the office cat, Jo Jo, can be found in her office!

Allison started work at the front counter but is now Joyce’s assistant. She keeps the place running!

Mike K has been with us for over 40 years. His speciality is our woodworking and construction specialist. You’ll find him in our millroom!



Bluffton Staff:

The Frauhigers, Steve, Jeremy and Jesse, are proud to call Habegger’s of Bluffton Home. After 17 years of running their own construction company, Hobby Shop, they know the in’s and out’s of the construction business. They invite you to get to know their team below!

Ron spent 15 years at the Berne store before transferring to the Bluffton location! He brings 21+ years of construction experience. Starting in the construction field at a young age and growing with the ever-changing construction and building industry has equipped Ron with valuable insights in all aspects of our retail operations. Adept at all functions; recommending the right ACE hardware or paint products, compiling a materials list for your projects, explaining why our windows and doors are right for you, or interpreting a product’s warranty, makes Ron Habegger ACE Lumber’s valuable resource to provide you with the answer to your questions.

Jeremiah started working with us having 5 years of construction experience. He is working the front counter, becoming a paint specialist, and doing special orders. He is here to help all customers who come in!

Brian. Along with becoming a paint specialist, he’s our guy that keeps in stock whatever our customers are looking for. He’s in and out of the store everyday creating orders to make sure that our yard is stocked and full. Thanks for all yo do to keep our yard up and going!      

We like to refer to Kylie as our “in-house beautification associate.” Kylie’s responsibility is to keep us looking good to all who visit us daily, as well as those who grace our doors for the first time. We at Habegger’s ACE Lumber believe that first impressions are lasting impressions. On that premise, Kylie has one of the most important jobs in our business. If you like what you see, don’t thank us. Find Kylie and thank him!

Brittany started with us in 2006 after working for another cabinet company. She quickly proved her ability to listen and relate to customers’ needs. Available Tuesday and Wednesday 9-3 and Thursday and Friday by appointment. Brittany’s love is working on the higher end jobs that require considerable customization. Along with her cabinetry design expertise, she is also involved with interior design and color coordination.

Sarah is now training on the 2020 design program that most cabinet manufactures use. She’s also in training to masterfully show you exactly what your kitchen, bath, office, or closets will look like. She will assist you with anything from the most economical cabinets for your shop or garage, to a fully custom cabinet system for your home!

Quinn is the guy who keeps us rolling: on the road, in the yard, and in the buildings. His shop is his domain and from those shop doors come clean and well-maintained trucks; A thankless task because everyone else’s job is to create more work for him! He is an all-around mighty handy man to have on a staff who works hard at keeping their image polished. Thanks Lance!

 Alex, Zach and Drew, are the guys in the yard that make sure you get the material you ordered correctly and on time. They provide the skills, knowledge, and power that keeps this company running. Our “yard guys,” although they work outside, are our friends, comrades, and a very special part of the Habegger’s ACE family. When you meet them, you will feel the same!

Val keeps the place running. We are thrilled to have someone managing our office affairs that we have total trust and faith in. Managing billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, insurance, employee benefits, and general secretarial is a job we are elated Val is here to do, so we can spend more time serving you. Cherie helps Val with filing customer invoices and end of the month statements. She receives our weekly ace order and makes sure we receive everything we place on order.

Leon is our “Mill Guy” with 25 years of woodworking experience! He can do any size mill project from cuts to cabinets. He does screen and window repair, cabinets, closets, and installations. Basically a little bit of everything! Stop in and see Leon for your next project!

As you can see, our team is a well rounded group! When not at work, they enjoy farming, wood turning, woodworking, spending time with their families, hunting, gardening, yard work, camping, golfing, boating, 4 wheeling, and more! They enjoy life and bring that energy into helping meet our customer’s needs!

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