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Lumber One: It’s Not Just Business

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People sometimes say “It’s not personal. It’s just business.” Well, our business is personal.

We care about what we do, how we do it, who works with us and who works for us.

Earlier this year, the loss of one of our co-founders was felt on several levels. The most significant one being personal. Rex Allen lost his battle with cancer. We lost a great friend, a brother and a trusted member of the lumber community.

When Lumber One was started by Don Parr, Kevin Strain and Rex, it was important that our business be a reflection of us as individuals. We laid a foundation of core principles grounded in integrity, reliability and treating people like we want our family to be treated.

No one was better at this than Rex.

Rex could easily draw folks in with his infectious smile and joy of life. He was just easy to be around. But it was his knowledge, value system and love of family that drew the respect of everyone who knew him and the lives he touched daily here at Lumber One.

He left a significant and lasting mark on all of us. And we will live out his legacy in our commitment to you.

So when you do business with Lumber One, you can expect…

Service Excellence – Quality products at a competitive price with service second to none. From the lumberyard to the field, our highly qualified employees will respond to your unique needs and deliver an industry leading experience.

Dependability – We live by the motto “We do what we say and say what we do.” This means you can count on us to meet your expectations and provide on-time and accurate deliveries, every time.

True Partnerships – Whether a first time customer or a long-standing vendor, every interaction is important and appreciated. We will work hard to give you value, honesty and the feeling you are a part of the Lumber One family.

Rex helped create the family atmosphere at Lumber One where every employee takes pride and ownership in whatever task they do. This has translated into strong community relationships and loyal customers. We don’t take that for granted. And though Rex will be forever missed, we will forever be trying to make him proud by delivering on the things he believed in. For all of us, it’s personal.