Join us for the 35th Annual Clallam County Home & Lifestyle Show

Join us at the 35th Annual Clallam County Home & Lifestyle Show at Port Angeles High School! 

Starting Saturday, March 11th from 9:30am – 4pm and Sunday the 12th from 9:30am – 4pm we’ll be manning one of the largest booths of the show.  The booth was hand build by employee owners of Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply to highlight the full variety of quality building materials we sell and the multiple products relevant to a new home build or remodel.  Staffed with our most knowledgeable employee owners prepared to share with you the building materials that we feel are the best for your next remodel, renovation or new home.  This is a no-pressure environment where we’re just happy to share information about the materials we know represent the best the peninsula has to offer.

We will feature the following at our booth.  Click an image below and go straight to the manufacturers website (If applicable).

 

 

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.

Volatile Lumber Trading and the Affect on Lumber Pricing

Friends and Neighbors,

Lumber trading right now is extremely volatile with no end in sight per many of our supplier partners.  The cause of the spike in the lumber prices is related to increased demand around the country and uncertainty related to the expired softwood lumber agreement.

With the market growth and the tariff looming, dealers like us are taking on inventory positions that are pushing out order files at the mill level for many months so that we can make sure to cover our customers in the peak season.  The tariff is aimed at balancing the pricing between US and Canadian producers that will most likely result is a retroactive tax on the Canadian goods.  This has caused the producers to collect the money upfront to protect themselves when, not if, it is imposed.  The struggle right now is no one knows what the amount will be so most mills and suppliers are collecting at the worst-case rate.

Since the beginning of the year, our stores have seen our cedar prices grow by more than 40%.  Since the beginning of February, we have seen our lumber commodity prices increase by 20-25% with some seeing 35%+.  Because we cannot sell our inventory at current market pricing and still make the profits our business needs to survive, we are selling at our replacement cost.  We expect treated lumber to follow the commodity markets up at about the same rates in the next few days.

One way we continue to look out for our customers is to look at our inventory position and the price increases to see if we can cover ourselves week to week without passing on the full weight of our cost increases.  The down side to this is that we cannot honor our quoted prices beyond one week.

Thank you for your understanding, we are here to help in any way that we can.  If you have any questions about the market or need some clarification about a specific segment, please shoot me an email or talk with your sales person.  We will continue to watch the prices and adjust up and down as the market dictates along with keeping all of you posted with our weekly lumber commodity hot sheet updates.  If you would like to be added to the email list for the Lumber Commodity Hot Sheets please email Josh Bergesen at joshb@lumbertradersinc.com .  You can always find the newest lumber commodity pricing on our Blog page, through Facebook and on our Twitter feed.

Thank you for placing your trust in us and we all look forward to serving you in 2017 and beyond.

Thanks,

Kelly

Lumber Commodity Price List for December 14th, 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.

Free 2017 Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply Calendar

2017-angeles-hartnagel-calendar-final2-1Free to the community at either Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. or Hartnagel Building Supply, the 2017 Calendar features photography throughout the Olympic Peninsula by local photographers. Come on by and request one from our retail customer service professionals and immerse yourself in the local wonders of mountain landscapes and native animal photography from 19 different photographers.

Thank you to the photographers listed below who took the time to capture and send us their photos. The process of narrowing down photos to be featured in the calendar was a great challenge.

Mary Campbell
Neil Smith
Timothy Owens
Chris Urquia
Steffany Michelle Barber
Dana Pesola
Jim Hagen
Deserae Biss
Leslie Wright
Rebecca Wells
Debbie Schouten
David Hahn
Ehmey Liggins
Chuck Rondeau
Chuck Standley
Ken Campbell
Josh Bergesen
Stephanie Balducci
Jennifer Livingston

Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving-1Friends and Neighbors,

As we quickly approach the end of 2016 and the holiday season, it is important for us to slow down a bit and give thanks. All of us at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply have had an amazing year thanks to some fabulous community support and our wonderful customers. Thank you to all of you who have supported our employee owned stores for the last 110 years, we would not be here without you all!

As I see people wearing our sweatshirts around town or receive a welcome letter about the service we provide, I am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community that cares about our stores. For those that share our passion for building the places we all call home, thank you for allowing us to be a part of yours! On behalf of all the employee owners at Angeles Millwork and Hartnagels, may your harvest be bountiful and your Thanksgiving filled with joy.

Warm Regards,

Kelly Fox and all the employee owners at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply.

Enter Your Child for Breakfast with Santa @ Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply

breakfast-with-santa-headerWhat could make Christmas more memorable than having breakfast with Santa?

As presenting sponsors of the Annual KONP Breakfast with Santa parents may enter their children aged 8 and under beginning November 22nd at either Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. or Hartnagel Building Supply.  Entry forms and entry box will be located at the entrance of each of the stores.  30 children’s names will be drawn with the children getting the best of a Christmas experience with Santa.  The full breakfast will be catered by Kokopelli Grill and children may be accompanied by up to 3 family members. A special toy will also be given to each of the 30 drawn children and Santa will personally visit each child and pose for photos.

The breakfast will take place @ 9 a.m. December 10th at the Port Angeles Senior Center and last approximately 2 hours.

Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co is located at 1601 South “C” St. Port Angeles, WA 98363
Hartnagel Building Supply is located at 3111 HWY 101 East  Port Angeles, WA 98362

Community Continually Comes Together in Assisting Operation Uplift

operation-uplift-patty-grayThe reward of great customers and local businesses coming together.  CEO Kelly Fox presents Operation Uplift’s Board Member Patty Gray with a $500 check from Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply.

We’d like to thank everyone who shopped with us on Pink Saturday and contributed to the support of Port Angeles’ own cancer support group, Operation Uplift.  Pink Saturday is an annual event put on at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply where 5% of the retail sales for the Saturday are devoted to local support and recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Next year the promotion will take place Saturday, October 28th 2017.

For more information or to donate to Operation Uplift and help their role in improving the quality of lives during the challenges of cancer, diagnoses, and survival please click HERE.

The Complete Interior Painting Guide

painterNo doubt the rain has arrived in the Northwest moving us from projects outside to the indoors.  Get a jump start on a fresh new look just in time for the holiday gatherings and family time spent indoors.

Interior painting is the fastest way to change your living space and with some insider tips, the easiest.  Once completed it will transform your living space.  Most homeowners can paint rooms with a little guidance, a bit of patience, and practice.  We hope that the links below can provide you with a road map to a successfully painting a room within your home.

Just stop by Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co or Hartnagel Building Supply and either of our paint specialists, Denise or Coy would be happy to show you new color trends, pro tricks of the trade and whole room design options.

plWhich Paint?

Lets start first with what kind of paint you’ll need for certain areas of the home.  Pratt and Lambert offers a variety of premium interior paints that promise beautiful results for any style, any budget – and every home.

Interior paint selector for Pratt and Lambert.

swatches2Which Color?

We all have our specific color tastes. How different colors interact can be difficult to predict and have a large affect on emotion. Sometimes the best way to start is with something you and your family have a positive attachment to. Compare artwork that you like, the colors in a throw pillow or rug or some of the colors you already have in your home.  These can all be great starting points for your color search. Choosing color is often the toughest part of painting and is often a process of elimanation through obtaining paint swatches and painting small sections of wall for comparisons. Click below for the top tips on choosing interior paint colors.

How to choose interior paint colors.

brushesWhich Brush/Roller?

The outcome of most jobs are as good as the tools you choose.  Picking the right brush and roller is as important as the right paint and a small investment can be the difference between good and great.  Bunnings Warehouse has a great general post on how to select the right paint brushes and rollers and Wooster has a great “Brush & Roller Advisor” to help in choosing the right brush for the job.

How to select the right brush and roller.

Wooster Brush Advisor.
Wooster Roller Advisor.

paint-accesoriesWhat accessories will I need?

Having the right supportive cast of tools to do the job will save you time and make your paint job look like a professional came in and did it. 90% of a great paint job is prep.  Here’s a short list of items need along with you paint, brushes and rollers.  Be sure when purchasing your painting supplies that you take full advantage of our paint specialists.  They have countless years in the industry and are there to help in making your painting project come out great!

Masking Tape – creates smooth lines and protects between walls, ceiling, baseboards and flooring.

Drop cloth – plastic or canvas to protect flooring and furniture.

Bucket and grid –  it will keep you painting instead of constantly refilling a roller tray.

Gloves – keep those hands clean!

Rags – for the inevitable drip and splatter.  It’s easier to clean wet paint than dried!

How to paint your interior space.

You’re all prepared and ready.  Time to put the brush to wall!  This Old House has a great page devoted to proper paint application to an interior space.

How to paint a room.

 

 

 

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.