The Next Hundred Years.

Invite and Newsletter post headerReflecting back on a 110 years of history has been a great deal of fun for me.  I looked back at the changes in our community, our business and our industry.  I see the celebration of the good times and I cherish the kind words and the people that made our business what it has become.  As I have read through stacks of notes of gratitude for supporting a particular community project or thoughtful comments about the great service by one of our employees, I was filled with hope for the next hundred years.

I was asked to share with you what I think the future looks like from our perspective and quite frankly, I am really not sure.  What I can predict with confidence is our future is going to be uniquely about you!

The product demands of our customers are constantly changing with the newest trends shown on websites like Pinterest and Houzz (two things that did not exist ten years ago.)  YouTube and Vimeo have given many of us the courage to rebuild our own deck or tile our bathrooms and the digital exchange of funds has allowed for a more expedited buying experience done on the customer’s time.

In many cases, homeowners ourselves, we share your passion for living in and improving the space around us.  We will continue to stay on top of the latest trends and common practices in building and home improvement on our website. We will soon provide you with the ease of online buying and ordering of products and services so that you can spend your time on the jobsite or with your family.  While all this is great, the most important factor that has not changed in the last hundred years, and will not change in the next hundred years, is direct human interaction. The one on one exchange of ideas and solutions between the community and our stores will continue to be nurtured as we walk with you down the store aisles, providing the service and the advice you can trust where an ever expanding sea of information exists.

The local knowledge with neighbors helping neighbors will remain the cornerstone of our business for years to come.  Whatever your source of inspiration for the next hundred years, I am confident that the team of employee owners at Angeles Millwork and Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply will be right there to help.

Thank you for being a part of our rich history in Port Angeles, we look forward to the next hundred years of serving you and your successive generations.

Did you read the post about Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co’s 110 year history?  Read it HERE.

Be sure and join us in celebration of 110 years in business with a BBQ, vendor displays, games and prizes on Thursday,  August 25th at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.!  More information HERE.

Kelly-Fox-ImageKelly Fox, CEO
Lumber Traders Inc.
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.
Hartnagel Building Supply

 

 

Getting Started in Photography – By Chuck Rondeau

Chuck-Rondeau-PhotographerPhotography is a wonderful way to capture the beauty of the world around us for others to enjoy and to keep the memories of our time spent in special places with those we love.  While there are many types of photography ranging from portraiture to landscape, one of the most popular styles these days is wildlife photography.  Viewing photos from all over the world allows us to see creatures and habitats that we might never see in person.  Photos taken in our backyards is a great way to share our own world with others.

Getting started with this great pastime may seem daunting but it really isn’t.  Wildlife photography can be challenging but it can also be as simple as sitting near a bird feeder with an inexpensive digital camera. I would like to share with you some helpful hints on beginning and improving your photography skills.  The emphasis will be on shooting wildlife photos but the information will be just as useful in other types of photography.

Chuck-Rondeau-QuailLet’s begin by looking at the equipment you will need. First and foremost is a camera.  Obviously, there are thousands of different cameras to choose from so where does one begin?  A little homework that entails looking at photos that you like will help out immensely.  I choose my favorite camera by seeing the results that others are getting with that particular camera.  By determining what you can afford, you will eliminate a number of choices.  By deciding what kind of photos you want to shoot, such as close up shots of insects and flowers apposed to to large flocks of migrating water fowl, you will refine your choices in the equipment you will need.

Chuck-Rondeau-QuaillMany cameras and lenses offer capabilities that allow you the flexibility to do a wide variety of photo styles.  Starting out with an inexpensive camera doesn’t mean you won’t take great photos. My best advice would be to buy the best that you can afford.  Most camera manufacturers produce a wide selection of cameras that vary in price.  That variation is usually based on the quality of materials that they used to create the camera or lens. The quality of the materials will influence your ability to get better photographs.  Many websites will display photos with the camera information so the viewer can compare the photos taken by different cameras.

Get started today by comparing the various cameras and thinking about what photos you would like to take.  The growing world of photography is always looking for more photographers!

Chuck will be writing a couple more posts in the coming weeks on getting started in photography so remember to subscribe to our website posts and follow us on Facebook.

We’d like to thank Chuck Rondeau for being a guest writer on our blog to help promote our ongoing 2017 Calendar Photography Contest found HERE. Chuck Rondeau is an accomplished wildlife photographer and painter residing in Port Angeles.  You can find his work on Facebook at Chuck Rondeau Wildlife Art.

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Lumber Commodity Price List for July 19th, 2016

Lumber is a commodity with prices fluctuating weekly due to market conditions. With our Lumber Commodity Price Sheet we look to keep you as informed as possible about those prices.  Click on the price list for a downloadable or printable .PDF version.

All prices subject to change without notice, please contact us to verify stock availability.

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Raffle Pong Starts Friday!

Starting Friday, June 17th until Thursday, June 23rd at both locations, RAFFLE PONG will kick off our week leading up to the Hartnagel Building Supply Customer Appreciation Event June 24th where more than $800 in locally sourced prizes will be awarded!

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If you haven’t heard about our Customer Appreciation event click HERE for more information!  All prizes are gift cards from local businesses!  (See all prizes below)

Raffle Pong Rules

  • STARTS Friday June 17th until Thursday June 23rd at both Hartnagel Building Supply & Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.
  • EVERY customer that makes a purchase (any amount) will receive one raffle ticket.
  • FILL OUT the back of the raffle ticket with your NAME & PHONE #
  • HAND filled out raffle ticket to you Customer Service Professional.
  • EVERY customer that purchases over $50 gets a pong ball.
  • ADDITIONAL  pong balls will be given out for each $50 spent up to $250 (A five ball per day limit).
  • PONG BALLS will be thrown from the end of the table hopefully landing in a cup. (Yes they can be bounced).
  • CUPS will be labeled at the bottom stating how many extra tickets customers have won if a pong ball lands in a cup.
  • IF NO pong balls land in a cup customers will receive a raffle ticket for each ball.
  • WINNERS will be picked live at our Customer Appreciation Event at Hartnagel Building Supply. Friday June 24th.
  • CUSTOMERS DO NOT have to be present at the event to win.  We will call all winners.

Other Ways to Win

  • ATTEND the Customer Appreciation Event at Hartnagel Building Supply.  All attendees will receive 5 raffle tickets.
  • VISIT our vendors.  Vendors will be handing out special raffle tickets for a $150 Gift Card to Waters West Fly Fishing Outfitters.
  • LIKE US on Facebook HERE. (Current followers are already entered) All social media followers are entered to win one $50 Gift Card to Kokopelli Grill.
  • FOLLOW US on Instagram HERE. (Current followers are already entered) All social media followers are entered to win one $50 Gift Card to Kokopelli Grill.
  • FOLLOW US on Twitter HERE. (Current followers are already entered) All social media followers are entered to win one $50 Gift Card to Kokopelli Grill.

The Prizes!

The Vendors!

Need a New Roof or Roof Repair?

BannerSide-barSaturday, May 7th 2016 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. meet local roofing professionals from Emerald Roofing, Earth Tech Construction and Roofing, Diamond Roofing and Campbell Roofing. Roofing product representatives from Pabco and Malarkey will also be present to provide you information on roofing product options.  With the assembly of trusted local roofing contractors and roofing product representatives we look to provide you with all the resources you need to make an informed decision on a major investment into your home.

  • Get your residential & commercial roofing questions answered
  • Ask about skylights, composite and metal roofing, torch down, flat roofs and more
  • See our extensive roofing materials showroom

[pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]We’re so glad we went to Hartnagel’s roofing event!  We were able to get info from different contractors and choose one that was the right fit for us. -Leslie & Howard Fisher, Port Angeles, WA[/pullquote]

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Kevin Hanson, Hartnagel Building Supply’s Roofing Specialist Since 1991

 

 

Tamko Decking and Railings

WEB-evergrainThank you to Stacey Baker from Weyerhaeuser for coming by and providing our customers and crew the latest product information on Tamko Decking and Railing Systems. 

Tamko’s EverGrain® Composite Decking is made with a compression molding process that creates deep grain beauty in a strong board with outstanding durability and consistency. More information on their composite decking can be found on their website HERE.

TAMKO® Railing products add stunning natural beauty to your outdoor living space. And with their outstanding strength, you can count on years of low maintenance enjoyment.More information on their railing systems can be found on their website HERE.

So come on by and talk with one of our products specialists about the advantages of composite decking and railing systems by Tamko Building Products.

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

Banner2Need your kitchen knives, scissors, garden tools or hair dressing shears sharpened?

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

Lumber Commodity Price List for March 31st, 2016

Lumber is a commodity with prices fluctuating weekly due to market conditions. With our Lumber Commodity Price Sheet we look to keep you as informed as possible about those prices.  Click on the price list for a downloadable or printable .PDF version.

All prices subject to change without notice, please contact us to verify stock availability.

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Two Stores and a Simple Vision – The Platinum Tape, a blog by Kelly Fox

We have begun rolling out new logos for both our stores in the hopes to visually unify our brand.

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]A logo that is recognizable and represents the community is important to us and our customers.[/pullquote]

Each logo although appearing similar will be specific to each, Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply.  There will be no more confusion of who Lumber Traders is or was. We are still and always have been just your friendly home town lumber yards doing business the way we have for almost 110 years.

New-Logos

The saw blade in our new logo represents our heritage as Angeles Millwork, the board represents our tie to the building materials industry at Hartnagel Building Supply, and Mt Olympus represents the place we all call home, the Olympic Peninsula.  We are very proud of these three things!

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The re-branding also gave us the opportunity to clean up the look and feel of the inside of our stores, our website, and message to the community.  When you stop by the stores next time I hope you take notice of the new aisle markers that will make our stores much easier to shop.  When you need information on an upcoming building project or want to know what is happening with us, I think you will enjoy the added content on our website featuring our great team of employee owners in action.

 

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Whether you are loyal to one store or shop at both, we are grateful for your business and thank you for shopping locally.  When you see our logo or shop our stores, I sincerely hope that you feel the same connection to it that we feel to our community and our customers.[/pullquote]

Kelly-Fox-ImageWarm Regards,

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

Last Weekend to Take Advantage of Great Spring Paint Rebates and Save $

Great Spring Savings Rebates from Pratt and Lambert and Rust-Oleum. Ask your paint professional for a rebate slip when purchasing.

Available to customers that purchase Pratt & Lambert Accolade, Red Seal, Red Seal Supreme, StainShield, Skylight and/or Primers products between 3/19/16 – 4/24/16.  Please read fine print on rebate form for more info and restrictions. Save up to $80 Total!

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Available to customers that purchase Rust-Oleum Spray Paint products between 3/28/16 – 4/30/16.  Please read fine print on rebate form for more info and restrictions.

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