Podcast

Building an Urban Lumber Company with Ponderosa Millworks

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED Today we’re talking with Michael Veneziano from Ponderosa Millworks. At seventeen, Michael was busy working on a landscape site when a tree service worker came up to him and asked for his help “wrangling” some trees. After that, Michael was sold on his love of the work. The worker turned out…

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Deadwood Revival, Firefighting, and the U.S. Forestry Service

DANNY TORRES With what started as a passion for forestry, chainsaws and tree cutting, Danny Torres turned these sawyer skills into his business, Deadwood Revival Design. Based out of San Luis Obispo, CA, Deadwood Revival is a wood and steel fabrication outfit. One day, while talking with a friend, Danny listened as his buddy told him…

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Getting Serious About Marketing Your Wood & Sawmill Business with Tom Loeschner from GreyWood Design

Tom Loeschner came to us as a former student of the Sawmill Business Bootcamp. Specializing in making custom furniture, Tom provides his clients with something that he refers to as “tree to table service”- a service which is very popular with customers who love the concept of having a table crafted from a tree in…

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Far West Forest’s Jennifer Alger on How to Start A Sawmill Business

In this episode, President of Far West Forest Products, Jennifer Alger breaks down how she runs her business, how she spends her time and gives the blueprint and plan to start your own sawmill business. She’s also the exclusive Woodmizer sales person for California and Nevada so she has a ton of experience finding the…

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Interview with Charles DeGreek – Knotthead Custom Sawing

  On this week’s Sawmill Podcast, 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. Website: www.knottheadcustomsawing.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/knottheadcustomsawing    …

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Running a Thriving Urban Lumber Business with Pacific Coast Lumber

  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 yard…

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