I recently had the oppurtunity to do business with Carter Lumber. I went in to purchase some lumber and other items for my husbands latest project, a swing set for our daughter. The employee that I dealt with was friendly and very patient when I was describing how we wanted to build it. He knew exactly what I needed and the prices weren't bad either.
I would recommend Carter Lumber to anyone who doesn't want to deal with a large home improvement store.