Sawmill Business Podcast

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Sinopsis

Sawmill Business Podcast is a podcast that covers the business and marketing side of the portable sawmill, reclaimed, live edge slab, lumber, and woodworking industry.

Episodios

  • EP 117: Starting a Tree Service Business in Memphis, TN: Capital of the Fastest Growth Rate for Trees!

    EP 117: Starting a Tree Service Business in Memphis, TN: Capital of the Fastest Growth Rate for Trees!

    29/01/2020 Duración: 21min

    Located out of Memphis, TN, Woodland Tree Service began in 2003 after the unannounced “Hurricane Elvis” came through the area. At the time, the owner, Terran Arwood was in college. He and his roommates saw the devastation that the hurricane brought, so they grabbed their chainsaws and things just kept going from there... Getting Started... Terran made his final move from California to Tennessee after his senior year in high school and graduated from the University of Memphis. Woodland’s wood products division came in to play in 2012 and the business continued growing to the point where they were able to pick up a contract at Ole Miss. Due to the humidity and rainfall in Memphis, their trees grow faster than any other place in the country. Because of this, Terran started working in storm response and with big cranes. This gave Woodland Tree Service a reputation as a company that took care of bigger trees. Giving Tree “Waste” a Second Life... As an environmentalist, Terran was bothered by the amount of produ

  • Episode 116: Taking The Leap Into Full Time With Ryan Penner of RST Timberworks

    Episode 116: Taking The Leap Into Full Time With Ryan Penner of RST Timberworks

    16/01/2020 Duración: 16min

    Today’s guest is a great example of a Woodpreneur with a dream that he’s made a reality. Ryan Penner of RST Timberworks! Ryan started out using an Alaskan Chainsaw Mill as a side hobby while he was still working full-time at his day job and was also Active Duty Military. Always wanting to start his own business, Ryan knew that once this hobby started generating traction and profits, it was the business idea he’d been waiting for. The Setup... Originally involved more in the tree-service side of things, Ryan left tree work when he purchased a bandsaw and turned his attention towards woodwork and sawmilling RST mills and sells Walnut, White Oak, and other hardwoods that he gets from tree removal contacts in the area Ryan is currently air drying but is in the process of building his own solar kiln The woodshop provides custom live edge woodworking and has produced products such as bar tops for local breweries, custom desks for offices, and river tables for customers. Recently, Ryan has been experimenting more w

  • Episode 115: Revel Woods: Building a Premium Flooring Brand with Technology

    Episode 115: Revel Woods: Building a Premium Flooring Brand with Technology

    19/12/2019 Duración: 36min

    While pursuing a stitch fix-esque site one day, John Dupre was inspired while being led through the site questions heading down the path to his dream wardrobe. His inspiration turned into action as he realized that this sales model was exactly what the wood flooring business needed. Instantly running to the drawing board, John and his team tweaked, built, and re-built a similar algorithm specifically focused on wood flooring customers.  While Revel Woods sells directly to consumers, they also know that the wood flooring business rarely has more than 1-2 return customers within a lifetime. This is why, once they had perfected the above sales tool,  they decided to focus on explaining its purpose, use, and algorithm to interior designers. With their experience in the field, interior designers instantly saw the problem that Revel Woods was solving with this tool and quickly became return customers.  A company committed to only providing the best... John’s father started his wood flooring business when John was

  • 114: Living the Woodpreneur Life with Jesse Born

    114: Living the Woodpreneur Life with Jesse Born

    12/12/2019 Duración: 18min

    Jesse Born is a 23-year-old puzzle box Woodpreneur from New York. Jesse creates these puzzle boxes with different hidden compartments and sneaky latches! A full-time puzzle box maker before he even left high school, Jesse is a serious Woodpreneur, and we were so excited when Jesse reached out to us about coming onto the podcast! A Woodworker from 7 years old... Jesse started woodworking with his father when he was only 7 years old. At 16, Jesse was watching a YouTube video where someone was making a Ukulele. Inspired by the build, Jesse decided he would try to make one as well and did.  Once he finished this project, he realized he could create anything. He started a shop on Etsy, and the puzzle boxes started flying off of the shelves. The more he made, the faster they sold. The goal is to create a better puzzle each time (and scaling his profits with each box) He’s currently working on a limited edition box for his Etsy Shop Sourcing Puzzle Box Wood Jesse sources his wood from Keim Lumber Company Keim pro

  • 113: Trestlewood: Jump-starting Your Wood Business with Friends  Family

    113: Trestlewood: Jump-starting Your Wood Business with Friends & Family

    05/12/2019 Duración: 31min

    Today we’re talking with family members and co-workers, Bobby and Joe of Trestlewood! Trestlewood began with the deconstruction of a Southern Pacific 12 mile long railroad trestle back in 1993. A 12-mile long trestle constructed from Douglas Fir and Redwood, the wood they took away from this project equaled to about 30 million board feet and they are still selling wood from this trestle to this day! What Joe Does... Living in the midwest, Joe takes care of the majority of reclaimed wood sourcing for the company He works with other companies that specialize in taking down barns and old structures and takes the deconstructed wood off of their hands What Bobby does… In his senior year at Brigham Young University, Bobby will soon graduate with his manufacturing and engineering degree He helps develop manufacturing systems for the company as well as manages sales efforts in Colorado A family that works together while being apart While spread across the country, Trestlewood’s various bases are managed by famil

  • FLASHBACK EPISODE! Aaron Cross of Crosscut Lumber

    FLASHBACK EPISODE! Aaron Cross of Crosscut Lumber

    28/11/2019 Duración: 24min

    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 also a current client of Acres of Timber! Check out his website at http://crosscutlumber.com and follow him on Instagram at http://instagram.com/crosscutlumber. What exactly is a Woodpreneur? So, why the term “woodpreneur”? When Steve first started Acres of Timber three years ago, the wood community and industry wasn’t what it is now.  Slab dealers, wood designers, and more specifically at the time – sawmill users, didn’t have a community or a brand and were going largely unnoticed by potential customers who would look instead to the Home Depot and Lowe’s of this world for their products. Steve sought to change that by creating the Sawmill Business Instagram account and the #sawmillbusiness hashtag as a way to share the products and creations that these innovative makers were producing. It didn’t tak

  • [PODCAST] 112: PART FOUR – Talking Shop At The Logosol World Meeting In Sweden

    [PODCAST] 112: PART FOUR – Talking Shop At The Logosol World Meeting In Sweden

    14/11/2019 Duración: 16min

    Join us for the fourth and final episode from the Logosol World Meeting in Sweden! For this final episode, we're talking with April Wilkerson, Ola Andersson, and the man himself - CEO and President of Logosol, Malte Frisk! In addition to networking with wood industry leaders from across the globe, we experienced a next-level example of "work-family" and a way of life that opened our minds. As a company, Logosol is incredibly innovative and provides a workplace that lets its employees thrive. Between their incredibly advanced and technology-driven products, tight-knit employees, and a happy workplace, one could say that Logosol is the "Google" of the Woodpreneur world. Join us again in this episode and get inspired to become a part of the Logosol family.  The World Meeting Curious about what went on behind the scenes at the Logosol World Meeting? Go on Instagram and use the hashtag #logosolwm2019 What exactly is a Woodpreneur? So, why the term “woodpreneur”? When Steve first started Acres of Timber three ye

  • [PODCAST] 111: PART THREE - Talking Shop At The Logosol World Meeting In Sweden

    [PODCAST] 111: PART THREE - Talking Shop At The Logosol World Meeting In Sweden

    06/11/2019 Duración: 24min

    Join us for part 3 of the clip interviews from the Logosol World Meeting in Sweden! On this installment, we’re talking to Woodpreneur giant, Paul Lemiski of Canadian Woodworks and social media mastermind and arborist,@patkarlsson and @huggarolle. In addition to networking with wood industry leaders from across the globe, we experienced a next-level example of "work-family" and a way of life that opened our minds. As a company, Logosol is incredibly innovative and provides a workplace that lets its employees thrive. Between their incredibly advanced and technology-driven products, tight-knit employees, and a happy workplace, One could say that Logosol is the "Google" of the Woodpreneur world. @projectoftheday @isprzet.pl  The World Meeting Curious about what went on behind the scenes at the Logosol World Meeting? Go on Instagram and use the hashtag #logosolwm2019 @foxforestry @projectoftheday[/caption] What exactly is a Woodpreneur? So, why the term “woodpreneur”? When Steve first started Acres of Timber

  • [PODCAST] 110: PART TWO - Talking Shop At The World Logosol Meeting In Sweden

    [PODCAST] 110: PART TWO - Talking Shop At The World Logosol Meeting In Sweden

    30/10/2019 Duración: 22min

    Join us on part 2 of the clip interviews from the Logosol World Meeting in Sweden! We’re talking to marketing expert and daughter of the founder of Logosol, Katarina Byström, Tobias Elkind - aka @projectoftheday, and Tom Fox! That’s right, we went to the Logosol World Meeting and met up with some incredible minds and makers in the wood world! Not only that, but we were able to see what an innovative and forward-thinking company they are with some of the happiest employees (and customers) that we’ve ever seen. Join us throughout the next few weeks as we spend some time on the Woodpreneur Podcast with makers, sawmill owners, and wood business owners across the globe!  The World Meeting Curious about what went on behind the scenes at the Logosol World Meeting? Go on Instagram and use the hashtag #logosolwm2019 What exactly is a Woodpreneur? So, why the term “woodpreneur”? When Steve first started Acres of Timber three years ago, the wood community and industry wasn’t what it is now.  Slab dealers, wood designe

  • [PODCAST] 109: Talking Logosol At The World Logosol Meeting In Sweden

    [PODCAST] 109: Talking Logosol At The World Logosol Meeting In Sweden

    24/10/2019 Duración: 20min

    Join us on part 1 of the clip interviews from the Logosol World Meeting in Sweden! We’re talking to Marcus Lindgren, Igor Goldman, Carlo Petrolo, and Glenn Lucas, some of the leading Woodpreneurs in the Logosol owner’s sphere. That’s right, we went to the Logosol World Meeting and met up with some incredible minds and makers in the wood world! Not only that, but we were able to see what an innovative and forward-thinking company they are with some of the happiest employees (and customers) that we’ve ever seen. Join us throughout the next few weeks as we spend some time on the Woodpreneur Podcast with makers, sawmill owners, and wood business owners across the globe!

  • [PODCAST]108: How to increase your social media following and grow your business with Canadian Woodworks

    [PODCAST]108: How to increase your social media following and grow your business with Canadian Woodworks

    21/10/2019 Duración: 36min

    Join us on this episode as we flashback to our interview at the 2019 Woodpreneur Summit with Paul Lemiski of Canadian Woodworks! With over 400,000 followers on his social media page and a business that is booming, Paul is one of the leading authorities when it comes to advice on growing your business and exploding on social media! Contact Paul Lemiski and Canadian Woodworks Instagram: @canadianwoodworks Website: https://www.canadianwoodworks.com/   What exactly is a Woodpreneur? So, why the term “woodpreneur”? When Steve first started Acres of Timber three years ago, the wood community and industry wasn’t what it is now.  Slab dealers, wood designers, and more specifically at the time – sawmill users, didn’t have a community or a brand and were going largely unnoticed by potential customers who would look instead to the Home Depot and Lowe’s of this world for their products. Steve sought to change that by creating the Sawmill Business Instagram account and the #sawmillbusiness hashtag as a way to share the pr

  • [PODCAST]107: Bay Area Redwood: The Life of A Lumber Broker with Nick Harvey

    [PODCAST]107: Bay Area Redwood: The Life of A Lumber Broker with Nick Harvey

    10/10/2019 Duración: 22min

    Today’s guest is Nick Harvey from Bay Area Redwoods. We met Nick at the 2019 Urban Lumber Conference and knew we needed him on the show! Nick fell into the Woodpreneur sphere when he happened to see a pile of wood on the side of the road and stopped to check it out. The owner of the wood saw him and offered him not just the wood pile, but also a different pile of Redwoods that he had. Not knowing how to mill, Nick found a local mobile miller and had the wood milled right on his suburban home’s front lawn! Shortly thereafter, he happened to meet a board member from the “Save the Redwoods” organization who gave him a lead on what he said was "a few Redwoods". It turns out, they were giant Redwoods that were 5 ft in diameter and over 100 ft tall. With a yield of over 50,000 bd ft of wood - this was the moment that Nick says Bay Area Redwoods truly became a business.  His Business Model Nick was involved in a previously successful startup and took the business lessons that he learned there into Bay Area Redwoo

  • Podcast Episode 106: Creating Passion For Urban Wood In Your Community With Dwayne Sperber Of Wudeward Urban Forest Products

    Podcast Episode 106: Creating Passion For Urban Wood In Your Community With Dwayne Sperber Of Wudeward Urban Forest Products

    03/10/2019 Duración: 38min
  • [PODCAST] 105: Turning Tree Waste Into Profits With Bryant Dickens of Dickens and Son Sawmill

    [PODCAST] 105: Turning Tree Waste Into Profits With Bryant Dickens of Dickens and Son Sawmill

    26/09/2019 Duración: 23min
  • [PODCAST]104: Building a High End Furniture Brand with James Wesley Furniture

    [PODCAST]104: Building a High End Furniture Brand with James Wesley Furniture

    12/09/2019 Duración: 29min

    Today we’re talking to Wes Lewis, owner of James Wesley Furniture. Based out of Wichita, KS. Wes started working part-time out of his garage in 2015 and Two years later, he moved into a shop and now builds furniture full-time. With talents stretching from metal fabricating to furniture design and sawmilling, Wes is able to experiment in his design creations as well as create beautiful and unique bases for his products. How Family Helps Him To Succeed The support and help of Wes’s family have been an essential asset to his business Wes’s wife is a huge force behind the scenes of the business and gives Wes the time he needs to work on projects by handling the administrative side of things In the beginning, Wes took on jobs that he wasn’t passionate about because it was necessary for the business to succeed. Building A Client Base Wes works with interior designers who have brought him back repeat work and also connected him to other homeowners that now request his designs for their living spaces Word of mouth

  • 103: Leveraging Social Media to Build a Full Time Wood Business with Dylan Walters

    103: Leveraging Social Media to Build a Full Time Wood Business with Dylan Walters

    05/09/2019 Duración: 15min

    We’re stoked to have maker and furniture designer, Dylan Walters on the show today! Dylan is the owner and head maker at Dillweeds Custom Wood, a woodshop based out of Pensacola, Florida. Dillweeds Custom Wood started a few years back when Dylan lost his job and spent his last bit of savings at the local mill and on EcoPoxy. He went home, started pouring, and the business grew from there. Dylan’s main focus is on furniture design, but as he puts it, “Any piece of wood that I think is cool and can get my hands on, I’ll try to make something out of it!” Feeling Grateful For His Local Mill Dylan sources his wood from the local mill,  People’s Exotic Wood Peoples carries anything and everything and Dylan is able to get almost any type of wood that he needs from them Marketing The Business Marketing in an affordable way has been a bit of a challenge so Dylan mostly uses Facebook and Instagram as the shop’s main marketing avenue Dylan also hits up local events and networks with the attendees and vendors as much

  • 102 Building Out Diverse Income Streams with Josh Larrabee of Black Horse Design

    102 Building Out Diverse Income Streams with Josh Larrabee of Black Horse Design

    29/08/2019 Duración: 31min

    Black Horse Designs has been around for about three years and is the brainchild of former landscaper, Josh Larrabee. It was in 2010 when Josh and his father took a video of themselves using their own creation, the “Tempest Wood Splitter.” The video went viral and soon requests started coming in from viewers asking for Josh to build them their own Tempests. Funny enough, one of his first customers was former podcast guest, Matthew Collins of Matthew Collins Designs! (Check him out on episode 097.) After five years of building and fulfilling orders for the Tempest Wood Splitter, the demand became so large that when Woodmizer showed interest for the rights to the product design, Josh was ready to do so and moved on to milling live-edge slabs after the deal with Woodmizer was completed. Josh Larrabee: A True Woodpreneur Josh and his wife work side by side in the business. However, it was his father who pushed him in the Woodpreneur direction and laid the foundation for the success that his business sees today

  • 101: Setting Goals to Give Back with Your Wood Business with Spikes Wood Co

    101: Setting Goals to Give Back with Your Wood Business with Spikes Wood Co

    21/08/2019 Duración: 26min

    Today’s guest is Patrick Spike of Spike’s Wood Co. a woodworking shop based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Patrick began his Woodpreneur journey six years ago. As the years went by, he improved his skills to the point where he was commissioned by the local high school for a massive project. It was this project that truly launched his business into overdrive. The Locker Project Formerly a high school teacher and football coach, he was given the opportunity to convert the school’s archaic metal lockers to wood. When the work was completed, the incredible improvements that it made on the school’s aesthetic, (in conjunction with the quality of the work) was so outstanding that more projects started lining up. Full-time 4 years in April, Patrick now specializes in high-end conference tables and designs. Facing Challenges “When you have a paycheck coming in regularly from your main income source, the beauty and the romance of making something in the shop is always there. This quickly changes when your bank account

  • Our 100th episode, some BIG news, and an Interview with Steve Larosiliere, the founder of Acres of Timber. With special guest host, Treg Sherman of Urbn Timber!

    Our 100th episode, some BIG news, and an Interview with Steve Larosiliere, the founder of Acres of Timber. With special guest host, Treg Sherman of Urbn Timber!

    25/07/2019 Duración: 53min

    Joining us for our 100th episode we have an extra special guest and the VERY FIRST person that we ever interviewed on the Woodpreneur Podcast, Treg Sherman of Urbn Timber! The Woodpreneur Podcast (Formerly the Sawmill Business Podcast) started three years ago and we’re curious, what difference have these past three years made for Urbn Timber? Treg says they’ve, Gone from a 1200 sqft. space to a 12,000 sqft. Shop Opened a showroom  Opened a metal shop Bought a kiln and are now able to dry about 6,000 to 8,000 board feet at a time. Treg credits their increased drying time, various equipment updates, a high level of attentive and passionate customer service, and the company’s unique ownership setup for the boom that the business has gone through.  Their unique partnership is set up like this - Urbn Timber is run by three different owners, all with different strengths. This partnership not only gives them the ability to step back and focus solely on what they’re individually good at, but it also provides a buil

  • 099: The importance of a Woodpreneur having a local presence with Tony Pomo of Metro Millworks

    099: The importance of a Woodpreneur having a local presence with Tony Pomo of Metro Millworks

    18/07/2019 Duración: 31min

    We met our guest today at the Urban Lumber Summit last year and were so inspired by his hustle, we had to have him on the show! Meet Tony Pomo, owner of Metro Millworks; a sawmill owner, finished product supply, and lumberyard out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Originally an arborist, Tony was moved one day when his client pointed out to him that the diseased tree he was about to take down was planted when she was only a little girl. Tony was struck with the idea of how wonderful it would be to be able to give her this tree back in some way. Running after his newfound inspiration, Tony immediately took the next step by purchasing a sawmill and breathing life into Metro Millworks. In addition to giving back, his customer’s a piece of their story, Metro Millworks is also a proud sponsor of Urban Salvaged Woods. Tony notes that as people are becoming more environmentally conscious, they’re quite receptive to the knowledge that Metro Millworks gives them in regards to the state of their tree’s health, its hazard po

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