Cascade Lumber Company opened its doors for business on May 19, 1953. Our founder, Ray Noonan Sr. was a forward thinker who believed his customers would appreciate a one-stop-shop. By not limiting itself to the traditional lumberyard products; rather adding in hardware, tools, paint, fasteners, and decorator items the foundation of our current store was laid.
Not simply satisfied with just selling material, Ray Sr. hired our own in-house carpentry crew. Soon after, Cascade Lumber became a distributor of colored steel panels. The next addition to the already growing business was geared towards an often overlooked consumer in the Building Materials Industry: the female shopper. He decided to make the changes necessary to the store to add a floor coverings department. Although it is considered today a standard, it was then considered a novel step forward in building material retailing.
Through the years, Cascade Lumber grew to include the manufacturing department that made wood trusses and for a time wall panels. Eventually, this part of the business became its own DBA, known as Cascade Manufacturing. In its fifty years of existence Cascade Manufacturing has become a nationally recognized leader in structural building components. (For more information visit www.cascade-mfg-co.com)
The 1990’s and 2000’s brought continual growth to Cascade Lumber Company. With the reputation as “the place to go” additional sales and design staff were added to the team. A rental center began offering contractors and homeowners access to first rate tools and equipment. Delivery capability was improved with the addition of a boom truck, box truck, and job site trailers to our delivery fleet ensuring the ability to have our product to every jobsite in a timely manner. In 2007 construction was completed on a 16,000 square foot retail warehouse.
Well into the new millennia, Cascade Lumber still makes every effort to offer our customer the convenience of one-stop-shopping through our online store. Social media sites such as facebook, twitter, houzz, and pinterest offers our customers updates on products, projects, sales, and promotions. Cascade Lumber and some of its employees have also been recognized by vendors as well as national publications for its innovations in marketing.
In 2013 we celebrated our 60th anniversary. Looking ahead we strive to strengthen relationships with our vendors, increase our knowledge and continue to provide superior products and service. We know that we are only as good as our customers perceive us to be. Therefore we maintain a policy of never forgetting where we came from or who it was that got us to where we are. We believe a family business is at its best when it treats not only customers but employees as family. Being located among some of the world’s finest people and an abiding faith that we owe so much to a power greater than ourselves allows Cascade Lumber Company to succeed. That is why we say, “Build your future with us.”