Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 40
Exclusive Features | WILLIAM G. MOORE & SON INC. OF DELAWARE
WILLIAM G. MOORE HAS EARNED A REPUTATION FOR BEING A COMPANY TO COUNT ON. BY ALAN DORICH
hen William G. Moore & Son
Inc. Of Delaware delivers
wood products to its customers, they can be confident of
a high level of quality. "We're always selling
the product that we say we are," President
Audrey Troise says.
"Even though they're going to re-inspect
it, they know it's going to be what they
need and what they want," she says, noting
that this has earned the company loyalty
from its customers. "Most of our business is
Founder William G. Moore incorporated
the Freehold, N.J.-based company in 1950,
and it was subsequently owned by Joseph
Collins and J. Howard Lutz. Troise, who
joined the company in 1957 as a secretary,
learned the business from Moore, a piling
expert, and Collins, an expert on lumber
grading who taught at Columbia University.
When Moore died in 1965, Troise became
corporate secretary, and was later promoted to sales manager and treasurer after
the death of Collins a few years later. She
became the owner of Moore & Son in 1976,
after purchasing the corporation from
"At the time, I was the only woman in the
business engaged in a corporation doing
both tropical hardwoods and domestic
species as a wholesaler, not a broker," Troise
recalls. "We have continued on this same
path since then which has been one of
the strengths of staying in business in the
tougher economic years.
"About 15 years ago, we added rail products to our marketing, including concrete
and composite ties, rail, special trackwork,
etc.," she continues. "We also became WBE/
DBE certified in New York, New Jersey and
most other states."
Moore & Son has worked continuously with
contractors throughout the United States,
with the majority being in the eastern
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company supplied treated
pine for a wastewater treatment
plant in Brooklyn, N.Y.
states. "Basically, we have our material on
projects all over New York City - on bridges,
ferry terminals, in marinas and in the subways," Troise says.
Outside of New York City, the company
has supplied product to the Massachusetts
Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and
the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. "Many of these projects have
been supplied not only in tropical hardwood
but also in southern pine, Douglas fir, oak
and mixed hardwoods - both untreated and
preservative treated," she says.
The company has supplied tropical and
domestic material to projects all over the
world. "Our first Greenheart piling job was
for a dock for the U.S. Navy in Rota, Spain,"
she adds. "Recent shipments were to Dubai.
"In 1987, we helped engineer and then
supplied all of the piling and timber for the
then longest wooden bridge in the world at
Duxbury, Mass. This bridge carries two lanes
of traffic and an elevated walkway."
Moore & Son has enjoyed a great deal of
assistance from its suppliers. "We buy from
those suppliers with whom we have dealt
for many years and with whom we have
a mutual respect," Troise says. "We stand
behind our material."
Over the years, the company has held the
suppliers to a high standard. For example,
when dealing with overseas mills that
William G. Moore & Son
Inc. Of Delaware
* 2017 ales: $6 million
* Employees: 11
* Specia y: Rail and marine products
"We have had many competitors
rough e years but always
managed to emain profitable
due to our excellent eputation."
- Audrey Troise, president