(left to right) Laverne, Jethro, Chris, Jamie, Dave, Michael – Production crew
When it comes to a quality product and quality people you can’t find a better crew. Dave and the crew have been in woodworking their entire lives. In addition to a great fatherly role model Dave passes on his traditional woodworking skills, work ethic, and morals to the crew. Watching these guys work is a treat, their internal strive for excellence and desire to produce a high quality product is evident in every board. Attention to detail and unparalleled quality control is simply in their blood. Our production crew are as good of people you’ll find anywhere, not just in their woodworking skills but as quality individuals themselves.
(left to right) Tim, Ladon, Anthony, Andrew, Matt – Custom door and staining crew
We have something special when it comes to our custom door and staining crew. These guys hand rub, hand sand, hand carve, and hand craft every door and piece of flooring. Old world artisan style craftsmanship has been handed down from generation to generation and these guys carry on the tradition. Every door is an original piece of artwork, seeing is believing. These guys are the real deal, true Montana Artisans.
Ervin Miller and family – Custom cabinet crew
With over 13 years of experience our cabinet crew is as good as you’ll find anywhere in the country. Artisan style woodworking is evident down to the last dove tail joint. Ervin mentors and teaches his craftsmanship to his family in order to be passed on to the next generation. Old world quality can never be duplicated, seeing is believing.
Mervin Otto and family – Prefab wall panel crew
Mervin and his family collect, dismantle, rip, cut, laminate, and nail every pallet board by hand onto our Patent Pending prefab wall panels. A painstaking amount of time and effort goes into each individual wall panel so installation for our clients is quick, clean, and easy. Every board has a story whether it sailed around the world viewing sites we only dream of, or traveled on a train site seeing the most remote areas in the U.S.
Dallis and Maggie Hunter – Forest management and sawyer
Dallis started his career in the woods in 1977. Within one year he noticed the need for sustainable forestry and started managing forests on 2 local ranches. A large portion of the salvage timber was unacceptable to the local sawmills due to rot, cracks, splits, etc. Dallis saw the beauty in all the timber and purchased a small sawmill to start rescuing the usable wood. He quickly discovered the beautiful colors created from the Mountain Pine Beetle. To date Dallis has rescued millions of board feet of salvaged timber and left behind a beautifully managed healthy forest. Countless hours of pruning healthy trees, strategically placed snags for wildlife habitat, and hundreds of miles of reseeded forest is the only footprint he leaves behind. The Montana Tree Farm Association recently rewarded Dallis “Logger of the year” for his work in sustainable forestry and land management. Dallis is a faithful father and husband and truly loves what he does. You’ll find him and Maggie working side by side at their sawmill whether it’s -20 or 100 degrees.
Karen Knapp – General Manager
Karen started designing cabinets in 1999. Her passion towards interior design, attention to detail, and creativity allowed her to quickly make a name for herself in the Missoula area. We are very blessed to have one of the best cabinet designers in our local community. In addition to cabinet design, Karen is our office manager and keeps all of us in line. Karen is a proud mom of 3 and enjoys outdoor recreation with her husband and kids. Direct line: 406.642.7120
Todd Yocum – Contractor Sales
Todd grew up working in his family’s hardwood sawmill in Ohio. Just like many others Todd moved West with his family to explore the majestic and wild mountains of Montana. Todd’s knowledge and expertise is obvious from the first time you talk with him. Todd has more history and knowledge about flooring than just about anyone in Western Montana. He is a faithful and dedicated father and husband and enjoys nothing more than camping and hiking with his wife and 4 kids. Direct Line: 406.642.7118
Ryan has been in the lumber industry for 18 years specializing in recycled, salvaged, and sustainable wood. Ryan’s passion for healthy forests lead him to start Sustainable Lumber Co. As a result Sustainable Lumber Company’s entire product lines are produced from local reclaimed, recycled, SFI certified, and salvaged timber. 100% of Sustainable Lumber’s timber is grown in Montana and made in Montana. Ryan’s first priority is spending quality time with his wife, two sons and daughter while exploring every corner of the great state of Montana. Direct line: 406.235.1020