047 Running a Thriving Urban Lumber Business with Pacific Coast Lumber

  BACKGROUND Today we have Sean O’Brien from Pacific Coast Lumber. The business is located in San Luis Bispo, California right between LA and San Francisco on the Coast. The business has been around for almost 23 years but Sean bought it only 2 ½ years ago from Don Seawater. Dan owned a commercial lumber…

046 Starting Your Own Furniture Business with Of Earth Furniture

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED Today, we have Matthew from Of Earth Furniture. Matthew has been in the  wood working industry for over 20 years now. At 17, he started doing custom wood turning while working under a certain gentleman for 4 years. He acquired great skills and work ethic from this mentors experience. After turning…

044 Blaise in Trees Using an Alaskan Mill to Supplement Your Tree Business

Blaise Brogan started cutting trees when he left school at 16 years. He was working for various tree companies and eventually started his own. He first bought a middle skid steer boxer machine which he’d imported from America. He was impressed with the first product he made and decided it was something he could actually…

041 Old Technology- Growing Your Wood Business with an Alaskan Mill

How Zach got started Zach, from Old Technology, got started when his friends in the tree service started giving him the trees they were removing from properties. He first invested in a chainsaw mill to start milling these trees, then bought a kiln for drying and is now producing his own furniture from his wood….

040 Marji from It’s Not Trash on Growing a Reclaimed Furniture Company

HOW IT’S NOT TRASH STARTED. Today, we have Marji Medina from It’s Not Trash, a reclaimed wood design company. Marji was working as a VP in sales consultant for a hospital for quite a while but was not satisfied with it. Coming from a woodwork family, she missed getting her hands dirty with physical labor…

039 -Evolutia Made- Dominating the South’s Reclaim Lumber Scene

HOW CLAY STARTED THE BUSINESS. Clay Klener, from Evolutia, specializes in reclaimed wood. They started salvaging large textile mills in the South East in the early 2000s as a family business. Although they’re from Birmingham, Alabama the first project they did was in South Carolina. A lot of the textile mills they were after were…

038 Mike from Barn Board Store, Growing and Scaling a Reclaimed Brand

HOW BARN BOARD STORE STARTED About 16 years ago, Mike and his wife bought a house that had the worst-looking garage at the back of the house and he wanted to do something about it. Later, a barn had blown over at a friend’s town and Mike together with his wife rented a truck and…