Joseph A. Hardy III

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Date of Birth January 6, 1923
Place of Birth Pennsylvania
Age 98 years old
Horoscope Capricorn

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Joseph A. Hardy III is an entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of 84 Lumber Company and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Born: Joseph A. Hardy III, January 07, 1923
Nationality: American
Occupation: Businessman
Known for: Founder of 84 Lumber Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Hardy World
Children: Maggie Hardy Magerko
Parent(s): Norman Hardy, Katherine Hardy

About Joseph A. Hardy III

Famous for founding and heading the successful 84 Lumber Company. He lived to see his business become one of America's top three home improvement franchises.

Before Fame

The son of jeweler parents, he grew up in the Great Depression era and paid his way through the industrial engineering program at the University of Pittsburgh by working as a door-to-door salesman.


After making his fortune, he established a Pennsylvania business called the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Family Life

His first marriage to Dorothy Hardy lasted five decades and produced five children. His second marriage to Debra Hardy lasted from 1947 until 1997 and resulted in two children. In his eighties, he was briefly married to a twenty-two-year-old employee named Kristin Georgi in 2007. His fourth wife was Rebecca Davis. In 2014, he married Jodi Santella Williams; they had a son together.


His 84th birthday party was attended by numerous celebrities, including pop singer Christina Aguilera and Pittsburgh Steelers player Troy Polamalu.

Information related to Joseph A. Hardy III

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Latest information about Joseph A. Hardy III updated on January 23, 2021.

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