|Lumber Products was started in Portland, Oregon in 1938 as a family-owned and operated company founded by Ernest E. Hall and his son, Ernest L. Hall, after realizing that the millwork business they were in needed wholesale distributors to get product to the end user. When the founders stepped down from company management, Ernest L. Hall's son, Leonard, took over as general manager until 1984, when his son Peter became the third generation of the Hall family to lead the company. Craig J. Hall, who represents the fourth generation, joined the firm in 1989.
From the beginning, Lumber Products distributed high-quality hardwood lumber and plywood to its customers. Since that time we have expanded our product lines considerably to meet the changing needs of the marketplace. We now distribute a large variety of building and construction products, with clients that include pre-hung door companies, millwork fabricators, and cabinet manufacturers, retail building material outlets and O.E.M.'s.
As our business grew, we expanded our facilities and added distribution branches that currently operate in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Recently we established Dansu International to address the market's growing demand for import millwork and specialty wood products. We also acquired two subsidiaries, Components and Millwork, Inc. and Sunrise Wood Products, to meet the increasing need for materials that add value to the products we offer. We currently employ almost 600 employees at our various locations.
In 1986 we formed an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) to provide our employees with an ownership interest in Lumber Products. Today, while we are proud of our long tradition with the Hall family, we are equally proud to be an employee-owned company. In 1991 we moved our headquarters from the original Portland location to our current location in Tualatin.
We are confident that Lumber Products will continue its role as a leader in the building materials field. With over 70 years as a family-owned and now an employee-owned company, we recognize the vital role our employees play in achieving our goal of exceeding customer expectations. As markets change, we intend to maintain our standard of excellent customer service, providing value-added products that increase profitability for our customers.