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Maple Lake Lumber Co.: See what’s in store at the showroom
Building a new home or remodeling a current one? Odds are, Maple Lake Lumber Co. has everything you need.
Owners Kathy and Daryl Hennen invite anyone with a construction project on their to-do list to come see for themselves with a visit to Maple Lake Lumber Co.’s indoor showroom.
Located at 120 Oak Ave. South, the showroom offers a peak at what your future home could look like with different selections of interior and exterior siding, roofing, windows, patio doors, exterior doors, interior doors, molding and decking.
The deck display itself is composed of several different types of decking material and railing styles, including round spindle, square posts, aluminum and composite, so customers can see what each material looks like on an actual deck.
“A lot of people don’t even know we have a showroom,” Kathy said. “They can come here and see exactly what they will be getting. We’ve had a lot of customers come in with an idea for a deck, see our deck display and they decide they like something else better.”
Customers can crank out the windows, walk through the doors or compare tongue and groove in pine, maple, oak, and poplar and decide which one they like best.
Sometimes it comes down to favoring how the grain looks in one piece of wood over another.
Unlike some large chain stores, Maple Lake Lumber has six experienced salesmen with specialized, construction knowledge waiting to answer questions and offer advice.
At the same time the local lumber yard’s prices are very comparable to the big chain stores and the materials they sell are all very high quality.
“We’ve had customers tell us ‘when I come here, I know I’m not going to get a crooked board.’”
Post Frame Buildings
Maple Lake Lumber is also famous for its post frame buildings. The lumber yard has been erecting these structures since Ken and Marge Hennen purchased the business back in 1965. Post frame buildings include anything from sheds to horse barns to commercial buildings.
If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, the lumber yard offers quality materials. If not, Maple Lake Lumber has crews to build your post frame projects.
If it’s a new home you’re building, Maple Lake Lumber works with some of the best contractors around. Maple Lake Lumber will help you design your project, whether it’s a starter home or your dream home, and help you turn it into reality.
“If we don’t have something, or can’t do something, our employees will help our customers find it,” Kathy said.
A Distinguished Past
Kathy and Daryl have owned Maple Lake Lumber since 1992 when the couple bought the business from Daryl’s parents.
In 1995, an extensive remodeling project led to 8,300 additional square feet to the lumber yard’s main building. In 2005 they added the showroom.
Today the lumber yard has 15 buildings, most of them on the south side of the railroad tracks in Maple Lake. Seventeen employees help to keep the business running and customers satisfied, and many of them are also dedicated community members serving on Maple Lake’s Volunteer Fire Department.
It’s a tradition that dates back to Ken and Marge’s time when they made a point to encourage their staff to serve. To this day, Daryl and Kathy maintain the tradition of not making their employees punch-out when they are called to fight a fire.
For more information on Maple Lake Lumber Co.’s products and services, stop in, give them a call at 320-963-3612, or visit them on-line at Maplelakelumber.com, or like them on facebook to get current sales or information. Store hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturdays.