Careers Business Ownership Successful Reclaimed Lumber Businesses Deliver Value to Buyers Successful reclaimed wood products start with a story Share PINTEREST Email Print Mint Images- Tim Pannell, Getty Images Business Ownership Operations & Success Sustainable Businesses Supply Chain Management Operations & Technology Marketing Market Research Business Law & Taxes Business Insurance Business Finance Accounting Industries Becoming an Owner By Rick LeBlanc Rick LeBlanc Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Consultant and news editor in the supply chain pallet and packaging trade Simon Fraser University Rick LeBlanc wrote about sustainability and supply chain topics for The Balance Small Business. He has been covering the pallet and packaging industries for 25 years. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 01/31/19 Everyone loves a story, and everyone wants to do their part to purchase more environmentally responsible products. Is it just me, or does this trend translate well into the ever-increasing interest in beautiful and nostalgic reclaimed wood products such as reclaimed wood flooring? The opportunity for entrepreneurs is also on the uptick. If you are planning to start a reclaimed lumber business, there are many successful reclaimed lumber companies that can serve as an example. Let’s have a look on some of those the reclaimed lumber companies: Viridian Reclaimed Wood Viridian is a Portland, Oregon-based reclaimed lumber company. It was established in 2004 with a noble intention of preserving natural resources (trees) through up-cycling dockside discards such as shipping pallets, crates, and other scrap lumber to produce valuable reclaimed lumber products. Now, Viridian collects old lumber from old schoolhouses, barns, and local shipyards. With their craftsmanship, Viridian woodworkers turn this reclaimed material into internationally acclaimed products. Viridian gives equal importance to the proper collection of old lumber, making the best use of collected woods through excellent craftsmanship and attracting general people to buy and use their reclaimed lumber products. Viridian takes special pride in manufacturing architectural panels, flooring, table/countertops, decking, and beams. It sells its products across North America through its website. Duluth Timber Company Duluth Timber Company is a Duluth, Minnesota-based reclaimed lumber company operating in Duluth, Minnesota and Edison, Washington. It is one of the first “FSC-Recycled” certified reclaimed lumber company in the US. For about 30 years, it has been supplying premium quality reclaimed lumber to homeowners, architects, and craftsmen all across North America. It collects old lumber from old barns, factories, and warehouses, tank stocks and trestles throughout the country. Duluth Timber Company provides a range of products including customized furniture, artisan applications, custom millwork and paneling, custom cut Douglas fir timbers, and wide plank wood flooring. It has its own milling facilities to produce attractive cabinetry, stair treads paneling, and siding from reclaimed timber. Longleaf Lumber Longleaf Lumber has a milling facility in Berwick, ME, as well as a showroom and retail warehouse in Cambridge, MA. Longleaf also offers its various reclaimed lumber products and services to customers across the country through its website. It collects old Hemlock, Spruce, Maple, Hickory, White Pine, and Oakwood from old barns and historical buildings. It takes special pride in making premium quality wooden tongue and groove flooring. Longleaf also produces moldings, stair treads, cabinets, counters, and wooden furniture. Additionally, it sells beams and boards. Longleaf Lumber’s major customers include homeowners, furniture and cabinetmakers, architects, interior designers, and other contractors. Montana Reclaimed Lumber (MRL) For over a decade, MRL has been providing quality historic trim and paneling, antique boards, reclaimed beams to its clientele. MRL operates in the southern reaches of Gallatin Valley, Montana. It boasts of one of the finest collections reclaimed wood in its locality. It has its own milling and warehouse facilities to process and store reclaimed woods. It's milling facility features a 12,000 board-foot dehumidification kiln. MRL provides its customer with quality reclaimed lumber products and customer service. Reclaimed lumber is an opportunity well worth exploring.