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T.J. Burke Lumber Co. Inc. was established in 1926 by Timothy J Burke. Our Oswego location is the original site purchased by Mr. Burke from the Post & Henderson Lumber Company. In 1987 we expanded to the Fulton, NY area with the purchase of the former Morin Brothers Lumber.

Today the fourth generation of the Burke family continues the fine tradition started by their Great Grandfather. Tom Handley (below right) and Chuck Handley (below left) are proud to maintain such a strong history, and continue to serve the Oswego & Fulton communities in which they live.

  • Chuck Handley
    Chuck Handley - Owner
  • Tom Handley
    Tom Handley - Owner
  • Our fine reputation was earned based on the old school values of honest hard work and treating every customer with respect and prompt friendly service.

    Community Involvement

    Mission statement

    We live according to the golden rule and we see no reason to change our policy. It's worked for nearly 100 years.

  • Don Gioia
    Don Gioia - Outside Sales / Kitchen Designer - (28 years)
  • Barry Demm
    Barry Demm - Outside Sales - (32 years)
  • Sandra Knopp
    Sandra Knopp - Office Manager
  • Mike Taber
    Mike Taber - Inside Sales
  • Howard Roberts
    Howard Roberts - Store Manager
  • Mark McManus
    Mark McManus - Inside Sales
  • Phillip Pelky
    Phillip Pelky - Inside Sales
  • John Hill
    John Hill - Yard Foreman & Boom Truck Operator
  • Fulton Crew
    Fulton DIB crew
    From left to right: Al Gates Jr, Scott Malcott, Michelle Handley, Al Gates Sr, Paula Demm, Ray Forsythe, Scott Crissy

    We would like to share with you some of the old photographs of our store as it looked about 100 years ago...

    TJ Burke store 100 years ago

    TJ Burke store 100 years ago

    TJ Burke 100 years ago

    TJ Burke store 100 years ago

    TJ Burke store 100 years ago

    TJ Burke store 100 years ago

    TJ Burke store 100 years ago

    About Burke's Do It Best

    Our fine reputation was earned based on the old school values of honest hard work and treating every customer with respect and prompt friendly service.

    We'll DO OUR BEST to assist you in any way we can.

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    Hours / Locations

    Oswego Store Map
    Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sat. 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Fulton Store Map
    Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sat. 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sun. 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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