The Lester Group opened its fifth building materials location in Christiansburg, Va., under the New River Building Supply brand name. The new New River Building Supply location is in a former Moore’s Lumber building and has more than 41,000 square feet of warehouse and store buildings spread over five acres. The company spent the past several months renovating the new location.

“The growth in the community and our involvement in the local real-estate market made the NRV a perfect choice for us,” Jay Dickens, CEO and president of The Lester Group, said in a news release. “We worked around the inconveniences caused by the COVID-19 virus with the great support of our contractors and suppliers.”

The Lester Group anticipates employing about 20 associates at the New River Valley Building Supply location within the next two years. The company previously announced Tal Sexton would serve as the manager of the location. The store will offer lumber, plywood, engineered flooring, windows, doors, columns, decking, kitchen cabinets, molding, millwork, roofing, insulation, siding, tools, and hardware.

Martinsville, Va.-based The Lester Group’s core business is building materials, retail stores, and manufacturing treated lumber and commercial and residential doors. The company has more than 18,000 acres of forest lands in Virginia and North Carolina and has a real estate division which develops residential communities, shopping centers, office buildings, and restaurants. The company ranked 73rd on the 2019 ProSales 100 list.