Meet our staff

James Murphy

James has more than 30 years of senior management positions in various entrepreneurial business enterprises, including 10 years in the lumber yard business. He most recently held the position of Chairman and CEO of Bentley Pharmaceuticals, Inc on the NYSE.

Sean Murphy

Sean is a graduate of UNH, Whittemore School of Business with degrees in International Business with a minor in Spanish. Sean also worked in a 2 year international management development program in Spain, where he obtained direct experience and training in all aspects of the business. Sean has spent the last few years working in new residential construction and renovation acquiring a basic understanding and experience in framing, roofing, electrical, plumbing and finish carpentry.

Jascha Murphy

Jascha is a graduate of UNH, Whittemore School of Business and obtained an MBA from Southern NH University. He was employed with Fidelity Investments for the 10 years following developing a strong background in financial administration. Jascha's background with the lumber industry primarily comes from his experience in acting as the General Contractor of his own residence.

Jamie Murphy

Jamie is a graduate of St. Joseph College in Maine. Jamie started out his career working for a public accounting office out of Portland, ME and has decided to join the family business. Jamie's experience in accounting and his willingness to help out where ever needed makes him (as he would say) "priceless".

Rachel Murphy

Rachel is from Brazil and graduated with her PHD in chemistry. Rachel works the front desk and is consistently helping to keep our store looking nice, running smoothly, and keeping our customers smiling.

Kyle Schaefer

Kyle is another member of the extended Murphy family. Kyle is an essential part of the staff. Kyle handles the incoming trucks, stocking the yard, building the deliveries, helping customers with pickups, and occasionally taking a delivery himself. His strong motivation and great work ethic keeps our yard running smoothly and makes him a great addition to our team.

John Beal

John was formally educated at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. He brings with him 25 years of hands on and management experience in the construction industry both in Northern California and New England. "Ask him anything - You might just like the answer".

Mike Virgue

Mike is our most senior driver. He has been with Exeter Lumber since our first year open. Although he typically drives the Gator truck, he also fills in on the Boom and helps out in the yard as needed. Mike is the nicest guy you'll ever meet.

David Nash

David, also known here at Exeter Lumber as "Super Dave", works at the front desk, and is very helpful in the showroom.  He is Super.

Wally St John

Wally comes to us with over 15 years of experience in the lumber industry. His knowledge in millwork and inventory management has been a valuable asset to the company.

John Miles

John works in the yard and taking deliveries.  John has his CDL drivers license and we are excited to have him back on the Exeter Lumber team.

Steve Abbott

Steve works the front counter.  Steve comes to us with a 28 year background as a contractor and a sawyer which makes him a great person to go to with those how to questions. 

Joe Smyth

Joe works in the yard during the summer months.  He has been back with us the last 2 summers and we look forward to having him back again next year.

Zach Sheltra

Zach works in the yard.  He unloads trucks, helps to build loads, and helps out with the customers.  He has been a great addition to the team.

Saul Groman

Saul is easily the greatest employee we have ever hired.