014 Cliff Spencer Alabama Sawyer on Selling Your Vision and Building A Community

In this week’s episode we’re thrilled to interview Cliff Spencer from Alasaw aka The Alabama Sawyer. Fresh off winning a $100,000 business plan competition where he beat out tech companies, Cliff talks passionately about how the urban lumber movement is on the rise and how he’s positioning his company and his brand to take advantage of…

013 Interview with Charles DeGreek Knotthead Custom Sawing

This week’s episode we interview Charles DeGreek from Knotthead Custom Sawing. Based in Northern California, Charles and his family run this small but growing sawmilling operation. Listen as he talks about his process for getting customers, how he spends his time, and what the future looks like for him. Check out his website: www.knottheadcustomsawing.com Check out…

012 Interview with Jim Birkemeier of Timbergreen Farm

In this week’s episode we talk with a real industry leader. Jim Birkemeier of Timbergreen Farm in Wisconsin has been a forester for 40 years. He runs a family farm and that is a new alternative to the timber industry. His philosophy is to keep local trees in the community and support the people and…

011 Interview with Seth from Urban Lumber Co

In this episode, we talk with Seth San Filippo who’s the owner of Urban Lumber Company. In this longer episode we go into his history, the risks he takes, the products he sells, and his strategy for growing his business. This episode is full of value and inspiration. Leave a comment below and tell us what…

010 Interview with Chad from West Coast Custom Timber

This episode we interview Chad from West Coast Custom Timber. Relatively new to the industry, Chad talks about how he got started, how he’s spending his time, and how he’s growing his business in Vancouver Island, Canada! Check out his great website at http://westcoastcustomtimber.ca and his Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/westcoastcustomtimber   A photo posted by Chad…

009 Interview with Megan Offner of NY Heartwoods

This episode we spoke with Megan Offner of NY Heartwoods. She used to work in NYC as a set designer. After seeing the amount of waste in that industry, she devoted the next phase of her career to working in a sustainable way. She learned about the sawmill industry and low and behold, she went full…

008 Interview with Ted Alexander of Ted Alexander Makes

We had the chance to talk with Ted Alexander. I discovered him on Instagram and found out that he has a pretty prolific Youtube following with over 5000 subscribers. He talks about how he just got into woodworking, sawmill business, and his biggest mistake so far that set his business back. Why I love sycamore….

007 Interview with Aaron Cross of Crosscut Lumber

Get an inside look at how a former retired city worker is building a prolific and profitable portable sawmill business. Hear how he started, his partnerships, and what tools he used to grow his business. Aaron is a client of Sawmill Business. Check out his website at http://crosscutlumber.com and on instagram at http://instagram.com/crosscutlumber. We picked…

006 Interview with Nathan Brown from Old World Timber

  I interviewed Nathan Brown the founder and owner of Old World Timber. They are one of the largest reclaim businesses in the world. Hear about Nathan’s beginnings, how he grew his business, and where he thinks the industry is going. Really inspiring stuff!   Check out our latest Wallboard Art install just outside of…

005 Sawmill Business Podcast Interview with Jason Hibbs of Bourbon Moth

In this episode, we talk with Jason Hibbs of Bourbon Moth. He runs a woodworking shop and handmade goods business with his wife in Oregon. Hear about his history, how he markets his business, and what he does to stay ahead product wise. He’s got an amazing and nicely curated Instagram account that drives a ton…