Lehman's CEO and son of founder Jay Lehman. Homesteads on five acres. Believes in a Simpler Life...rewarding relationships, fresh, local (preferably homegown) food and the gratification of hard work. Plant a tree!
In so many ways, our fathers are our first teachers. Often, they’re our most important teachers throughout our lifetimes. My dad, Jay Lehman, has been teaching me my whole life, first as a parent, and then as the only boss I’ve ever had. (I started sweeping floors at Lehman’s at age 15!) Continue reading →
Baking bread is a simple, satisfying way to connect with family members, share love and nourish others. Both my mom and my wife’s mom baked bread regularly. My wife carried on that tradition, and passed it to our now grown daughter, Lindsay. Continue reading →
Have really large area to heat? The Hearthstone Mansfield is our most popular big stove.
Hearthstone is the only stove company that uses a solid 1 ¼” thick soapstone panel for the walls and top (the actual body of the stove). This is important because soapstone has extraordinary heat retention and transfer properties…it works better than any other material used for woodstove construction. Continue reading →
There is a big sign in our office with a picture of my dad. It says, in part, “We believe in offering products made in the United States wherever possible. When we offer imported items, we choose the best quality we can find.”
This is not just something we say to sound good. We spend time every day, sometimes hours every day, hunting down USA-made products.
I will make this claim and stand by it with confidence: We have more USA product in our store by any measure (percentage of units, percentage of dollars sold, percentage of inventory value) than any other hardware store you will visit.
But, now I’m worried that the words “USA-MADE” might be disappearing! Here’s the problem: Whole segments of American industry have been decimated by Chinese competition. Continue reading →
My Dad was born in a tiny bedroom a few steps from the kitchen in our fourth generation Lehman farm. Grandpa’s original apple trees were still thriving there until just a few years ago. Some of the nut trees my dad planted with his own hands there are now more than 60’ tall! Continue reading →