Account Holding Contractors! Get a FREE Web Page & Join us as a Referred Contractor.

We would like you to join our growing list of account holding contractors and professionals represented on our website!

The majority of a contractor’s future clients and our retail customers, will search the web first when looking for a qualified contractor.  If you are not listed on the internet they will have a hard time finding you and will usually go with a contractor that utilizes the web for proper advertisement.

Building a web presence is beyond the skill and resources of most of us. This is where we want to help.  The support of our account holders is paramount in our relationship and we think this assistance is a great way for us to prove it.  We know that our contractor clients are the best that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer and your success is our success.  We want you, as an account holder, to be a part of our contractor referral page for the community to resource for all their building, remodeling and home maintenance needs. Whether you do $2000 a year with us or $200,000, our end goal is to offer a complete resource of dependable, quality contractors.  But we can’t do it without your involvement.

Our retail staff are asked daily for recommendations on different installs, projects and builds so we decided to create a section on our web page called “Contractor Referrals” where we can direct our community and homeowner customers to your personalized web page. Check it out by clicking HERE.

This service is of ZERO cost to our account holders.

We welcome general contractors  but we are also searching to fill areas for specialized contractors in painting, plumbing. electrical, fencing, landscaping, concrete, and cleaning.

What Do You Get?

A personalized web page on our website in our Contractor Referrals section under the heading of your expertise that will include the following.

  • A customized page header with your logo and images.
  • Full contact information.
  • Images of the owner and crew.
  • Images of completed work.
  • A customer statement of satisfaction of past work completed.
  • A full submission form that potential customers can fill out desired work to be done and contact information that once filled out is emailed directly to you.
  • The ability to change the web page at any time utilizing our staff.

Some concerns with many of you is that web pages seem complicated.  No worries.  We can build your web page with just a small amount of time from you.  Our advertising coordinator would need approximately 30 minutes of your time to get the necessary info to fully build out your web page.

The only requirement we have for you to participate is that you MUST ALWAYS be licensed, bonded and insured.  This will be checked on a regular basis.  It is imperative that for us to provide a resource such as this, that our customers trust who we are recommending.

Getting Started…

We will do a short consultation over the phone or in person at Hartnagel Building Supply and need the following information.

  • License #
  • Phone #
  • Photo of the company’s owner and crew (if applicable).
  • Short bio on the owner (hobbies, life away from work).
  • Photo(s) of completed work (prefer at least two but the more the merrier).
  • Short bio on the company.
  • One satisfied client’s testimonial.

Continued Support

  • Our retail staff will recommend these pages to inquiring customers.
  • Throughout the year we will feature completed web pages on our Facebook page advertising them and their services to thousands of potential clients on the Olympic Peninsula.
  • We continually scour local Facebook pages for home owner inquiries of whom in the area people would recommend for specific jobs.  We will post links to these posts with the pages that fit their desired job question.
  • Your page can be modified and updated as you see fit.  If you have new pictures of completed jobs, contact us and we’ll update your page with them to keep it new and relevant.
  • We will show you how to link and advertise your new page on the web.  Whether it be your personal Social media page, a Facebook post, in an email or featured on a business card, we are here to help.

To get started please contact Josh Bergesen at 360-417-7844 or by email at joshb@lumbertradersinc.com

Donate a Stud and Support Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics (VIMO)

We’d like to make a call out to our customers, clients and neighbors to help with our new “Donate a Stud” campaign for VIMO!

Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, or (VIMO) for short, is a free clinic primarily serving low-income, veterans and homeless patients living in Clallam and Jefferson counties.  VIMO has medical, behavioral health and dental facilities housed in a crowded building in Port Angeles, WA and currently treat the growing population of under and uninsured patients that typically rely on Olympic Medical Center’s emergency room.

We at Angles Millwork & Lumber Co and Hartnagel Building Supply are committed to putting our efforts in supporting the growth of grassroots non-profits.  VIMO is a perfect example of the great services that can be accomplished when caring industry professionals and community volunteers give back to their community.  With your help, VIMO will move crowded administrative offices currently held in an exam room and overflowing behavioral health facilities to a new building allowing much needed space to serve additional patients and increase the resources to the underserved in our community.

Learn more about VIMO at their website HERE

So how can you Help?

By purchasing a “stud” at either of our stores for just $5 each.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 and fund a large majority of the new VIMO building’s costs. Donators will be featured on an in store display, on our website and on our social media postings.

Call or visit us today to donate:

  • 1 Stud = $5
  • 5 Studs = $25
  • 10 Studs = $50
  • 20 Studs = $100

Care to donate to VIMO in another way?

Monetary donations can be made by clicking HERE.

Care to volunteer?

VIMO relies on volunteer providers and staff to deliver services to more than 1,500 patients each year. To become a part of the VIMO team and help building up the community, email info@vimoclinic.org to request a volunteer packet.

Denise’s Story

Denise FoxAs we find ourselves deep into October we see the pink ribbons, football players donning pink on the field, and a rise in media stories about breast cancer.  It has been approached and promoted in a multitude of different ways to help people take notice and raise awareness for the disease that affects 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men.

At Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply many of us have been affected by breast cancer and we want to do our small part by sharing one of our stories with you.

You may have met Denise Fox, Angeles Millwork Paint Specialist and wife of our CEO, Kelly Fox. The compression sleeve she wears on her arm to help maintain swelling as a result of the removal of the lymph nodes starts off many conversations that lead to Denise revealing her past and current deniseexperience with breast cancer. Denise was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 just days after Kelly had accepted his dream job of being CEO of Lumber Traders Inc., parent company of Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply.

Denise’s main goal before the family’s health insurance changed with the new job was to get all medical checkups that could be done, which included Denise’s first mammogram.  Getting a cancer diagnosis is overwhelming to say the least, but hers was combined with the already stressful plans to move her family with daughters ages 3 and 6 to a new town.  As much as the diagnosis made Denise and Kelly question their future plans, striving for a more challenging professional life and greater future for their family was always the goal and would remain so even in the face of cancer.  The decision was made between Denise and Kelly for him to move to Port Angeles to begin the new job, while Denise remained in Federal Way near friends and family to undergo bilateral mastectomies and chemotherapy.

Denise describes the initial months as absolutely terrifying, but coming with a silver lining of support and love, “you find out how much your family and friends really love you.”  Denise goes on to describe how the petty differences that we all can relate to having with friends and family completely washed away.  Surviving cancer was all that mattered.

denise-and-familyDenise’s mom, Lois, was vital to her daily health and getting better. Lois would do household chores, errands, take the kids to and from school and keep them entertained while Denise focused on beating her cancer. Friends and family would deliver home cooked meals, call with support, send friendly and frequent texts, and even pick up Chipotle, the comfort food that Denise craved.

Frequent and simple support from family and friends was the greatest help to Denise.  She shares, “People meant well when they said, ‘let me know if I can do something for you,’ but I was never going to ask them to go to the grocery store to pick up milk.  But if they called from the store and asked what they could pick up for me, or ‘I’m bringing over lunch, what do you want?’ I felt more able to accept the help and it provided great assistance and support when they just did it, rather than asking for me to reach out.”  As uncomfortable and scary as cancer is, most patients want to spare others feeling uncomfortable or being inconvenienced.  Taking the action to just do it for another is a major help to those experiencing a serious illness.

denise-and-kellyDuring Denise’s treatment Kelly would come back to Federal Way every weekend, for doctor appointments, chemotherapy, and on the fourth day after treatment.  This was the day that the effects of chemo and other medications left Denise the most fatigued and in the most pain.  On weeknights that Kelly would stay in Port Angeles Denise found great comfort in her dachshund, Sadie.  Before the cancer, Sadie would burrow next to her chest and now instinctively knew to burrow lower down to not cause Denise any discomfort.

Some of the most challenging aspects of fighting cancer for Denise were the depression and the feeling of being alone.  Even in the face of so much obvious support the loneliness was frightening and sometimes debilitating.  Learning to be “OK” in the face of such emotional and physical discomfort took and still takes a lot of effort.

Once treatment ended and doctors had declared N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) many assume the fight for Denise and Kelly was over.  Although the major battle was won, the fight continues.  Overcoming the collateral damage of treatment, finding a new normal, and struggling with the fear of recurrence is a daily challenge.  The family impact was huge but they were blessed to find themselves a stronger couple from the experience. The relationships with friends and family took on a deeper importance and “you look at your kids with a renewed sense of gratitude,” says Denise.

dsc05076-2Denise still undergoes quarterly checkups, and will continue to take medication for another 8 years to reduce the chance of recurrence.  She will continue to wear her compression sleeve with pride for the rest of her life.  Both Denise, Kelly and their daughters Annika and Tilly reside in Port Angeles and enjoy time in the outdoors.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply will have their annual Pink Saturday Sale on October 22nd. The two stores will be donating 5% of all retail sales for the day to local Port Angeles cancer support group Operation Uplift.  We would appreciate you coming by, shopping and joining us in support of those like Denise and the countless others affected by cancer.

Hammer Time with Kelly Fox on KONP

Port Angeles KONP AM1450 Kelly Fox Friday Show Hammer Time

Banner-Image“Hammer Time” with Kelly Fox, is featured on the last Friday Show of the month at 1:35 p.m. on Port Angeles’ all talk and news radio KONP .  Hammer Time is a short segment on all the happenings within the community at your hometown building supply store & lumberyards Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply.

The segment starts at the 33:36 mark and ends at 40:33 through the link HERE.

Kelly talks with Stan and Stephanie about the PBS filming, the upcoming deck stain sale, the Meet Your Roofer event, buying local and the great accomplishment of graduating with his Master’s Degree from Washington State University.

Be sure and listen from Neah Bay to Port Townsend every last Friday of the month at 1:35p.m. on KONP AM 1450 or KONP FM 101.7!

 

Knife and Blade Sharpening at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply in May!

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Not a problem! Jeff Shaffett the owner of Shaffetts Sharpening will be providing his services to our customers on a per scheduled basis. jeff2

As of now we have scheduled Jeff to be present at

Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. ,  Sunday, May 1st from 12pm – 3pm
& Hartnagel Building Supply Sunday May 15th from 12pm – 3pm

Jeff can also sharpen small garden tools, fine scissors, gardening and horticulture tools, and very delicate medical, hair dressing and styling tools.

Clean and sharp tools make your work easier, and provide the excellent results you need. Jeff works with a wide range of professionals whose job success depends on having very sharp, very precise tools and he guarantee all of his sharpening services.

Prices

Knives – $5.00 to $10.00
Grooming scissors – $15.00
Hair dressing shears – $25.00
Small garden tools – $5.00 to $20.00

Treated Right – The Platinum Tape, a blog by Kelly Fox

wHISKEY-SODA2Have you ever felt like you did not get what you paid for? At one point or another in life all of us will have that feeling. It is a lot like a bourbon and soda that is nearly all soda. In every business there is an opportunity to cut a corner or reduce an expense by taking out some of the “good stuff”.  At Angeles Millwork and Lumber Company and Hartnagel Building Supply, we are all about putting more of the “good stuff” back into what you are buying.

Against some national competitors, we see that products are being sold into our market space that are a far cry from what they used to be.

A great example is in pressure treated lumber. It is not always rated for ground contact, even though it looks and feels just like the same product you can buy at every other lumber yard in the area.

In some cases, the same pressure treated lumber they sell is a construction grade that is not even building code approved.

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To give you more of what you want for your money, we will only sell incised pressure treated lumber that is rated for ground contact and building code compliant. Our NatureDeck© treated decking product is a premium Douglas Fir and rated for above ground use because of the intended application.

Other product benefits we sell are not always as clear cut as the differences in our treated lumber but they are equally as important. For example, the cedar decking products at our stores, from the 5/4 x4 to the 2×6, are kiln dried so that you can finish your project quickly. Green decking products require them to be installed and seasoned well beyond being dry on the surface, before you can apply the deck stain of your choice. (When you deck stain does not last as long as the can said it would, your deck was probably not as dry as it should have been.)

Our kiln dried decking products can be installed, stained, and enjoyed about eight weeks faster than product bought as green or wet. Your time and effort are worth something to us and dry decking is one way that we can prove it.

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On top of the products you buy, service is the “good stuff” that many people need when they do not speak the home repair or building language. Rather than asking you to learn to speak building materials, our stores will spend more than 1000 hours in 2016 dedicated to training on our products and services so that we are better at speaking your language when you stop by. I am confident that you will enjoy the difference!

When you choose to buy from us, you will get what you pay for. Sometimes we will be less expensive and sometimes we will be more. The one thing you should never have to question is the value you receive or wonder if you got any scotch with your soda!

 

As you shop the stores, visit us online, or have questions about the products we sell compared to our competition, please ask the salesperson or email me at kellyf@lumbertradersinc.com and we will be happy to help.

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Warm Regards,

Kelly Fox, CEO
Lumber Traders, INC.
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.
Hartnagel Building Supply

19th Annual Building, Remodeling & Energy Expo at Sequim High School

BLOG-Sequim-Expo-DigitalCome out to the Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo at Sequim High School Saturday, February 13th and Sunday the 14th and talk with our contractor and retail sales professionals as well as vendor representatives about the newest in products, improvement ideas and how to increase efficiency for your next home improvement or building project.

Ron-and-Alan-Expo-BoothAngeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply will have a fully encompassed booth built by our employee owners Ron and Alan Amaya with full scale examples of interior and exterior building materials from Weyerhaeuser, Allura siding, Therma Tru Doors, Jeld-Wen Windows and Rogue Valley Doors.

We will also be giving away four $250 Gift Cards!

The Platinum Tape

The-Platinum-Tape As I talk with various customers and community partners about the building materials industry, I am always fascinated by the stories I hear about the connection to the place we call home. From the first time home buyer keen on getting his first man cave, the couple downsizing as they prepare to travel, and the families in between; the home is always full of memories and hope.

Being a local provider for the building materials that will eventually become homes means that we are rewarded by being a real part to those memories. This whole concept is something we hold dearly in our approach and our responsibility.

If our business took a one size fits all approach to our customers, it would be nearly impossible for us to recognize the uniqueness that is you. When you work with our staff to expand a deck or improve your view with new windows, we strive to give you our best effort for those that will enter your home. If you are not particularly handy with a hammer and decide to hire a contractor, our vision is still the same, to help you feel confident and more at comfort in the place you call home.

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The Golden Rule.

In late 2015, the entire team at Hartnagel Building Supply and Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. went through training that focused our efforts to be absolutely great for our customers. We started by addressing our underlying assumptions that we think the customers want to be treated like us.

The Platinum Rule.

If we were ever going to match the unique needs of each customer we needed to learn what it means to treat them how they want to be treated.

In the next phase of training we looked at our processes when handling customer’s orders and the internal process that sometimes creates hurdles to treating the customer with the platinum mentality.

Much like our other assumptions, we are trashing many of them with the goal that every part of our process becomes as customer centric as possible and we measure that success with a “platinum tape”.

Customers ultimately deserve to receive an experience and products tailored just for them and we get the benefit of having great relationships with our customers!

When you’re ready for your next project or just need some friendly advice before you get started, I encourage you to drop by, give us a call, or send your carrier pigeon and see the difference we are making for you!

On behalf of all the employee owners at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply, thank you for choosing local.

 

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Warm Regards,

Kelly Fox, CEO
Lumber Traders, INC.
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.
Hartnagel Building Supply

The Log Driver’s Waltz

When the first sawmills were established, they were usually small water powered facilities located near the source of timber. Later, larger circular sawmills were developed in the lower reaches of a river, with the logs floated down to them by log drivers.  In the smaller, wilder stretches of a river, rafts couldn’t get through, so masses of individual logs were driven down the river like huge herds of cattle.

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From The National Film Board of Canada, this lighthearted, animated short is based on the song “The Log Driver’s Waltz” by Wade Hemsworth. Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing along to the tale of a young girl who loves to dance and chooses to marry a log driver over his more well-to-do competitor. Driving logs down the river has made the young man the best dancing partner to be found.