Russ & Sonia Godbout
In June of 1998 we bought our first sawmill. It was portable and Russ did custom sawing on site, fitting it in nights and weekends. In 2002, we purchased a piece of land in Mount Vernon and parked the sawmill on that site (photo) and continued custom sawing while building our home and working full time for Potter Oil Company.
Later that year, Russ was brought a print to an odd shaped pallet and asked if he could produce some. This was the beginning of a growing business and relationship with Fisher Engineering out of Rockland, ME that has helped us grow and provide employment to many local people. Fisher Engineering ships Fisher snowplows and sanders worldwide.
We have continued to add buildings and equipment to keep up with growing demand. Up until 2010, we also sold retail rough sawn hemlock lumber, continued with sawing logs for customers that brought in their own logs and delivered bark mulch. Because of continued growth of Fisher Engineering, we dropped selling lumber to help keep up with sawing stock for our snow plow components.
In February 2016, we purchased the former Mace Lumber in Readfield. This move has enabled us to saw our stock for our pallet manufacturing and take on larger orders such as railroad ties and land ties. We buy from local loggers and they have been very supportive of our move. We are back selling rough sawn hemlock, some pine, mulches and taking on custom sawing. We have been met with terrific customers that share stories of buying lumber back when Everett Mace ran the business.
We are excited to be the local lumber and mulch store in the neighborhood.
Locally Maine Sourced
As we mentioned, our hardwood, pine and hemlock is all sourced locally from local woodcutters in the area, here in Maine.
You can deliver your logs to our facility to have made into beams or boards depending your needs. It is a great way to use your own trees to build what you need at a fraction of the cost! Learn More
IT'S HERE!!! .....
In February of 2016 we moved our sawing and retail lumber operation to the former Mace Lumber Company on Route 17 in Readfield, Maine.