Robert A. Kaslander Sr.—affectionately known in the lumberyard as “Bob Sr.”— is a lifelong New Jersey resident, US Marine, and proud graduate of Lehigh University.
Now president of both Kaslander and Excelsior Lumber, Bob Sr. jumpstarted his career in 1959 when he began working at Bahr Lumber in Verona, NJ alongside his father, Aren Kaslander. Aren worked for Bahr Lumber for most of his professional career until acquiring his own business, Morbach Lumber in Newark, NJ in December 1960. The name was changed to Morbach-Kaslander Lumber, and then eventually Kaslander Lumber in 1980. Bob Sr. has owned and operated Kaslander Lumber for 57 years, and was awarded Lumber Man of the Year in 1990, a great honor within the lumber community. He also served as president of the Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association during the early 90s.
Outside his work, Bob Sr. is an avid golfer and was a member of the Essex Fells country club for more than 50 years. Bob currently resides in Montville with his wife Ronnie of 45 years and enjoys spending time with his five children and 11 grandchildren.