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.

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.

Join us for Pink Saturday, October 22nd!

banner-pink20151016_103725In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Saturday October 22nd from 8am – 5pm join Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply in support of local Port Angeles cancer support group, Operation Uplift.

5% of ALL retail sales for that day will be donated to Operation Uplift who encourage people to make informed decisions and to participate in their own health care. Operation Uplift’s role is to support survivors in the decisions they make with volunteers that are there to support, encourage and provide one-to-one contact which is so important to recovery. Their main goal to improve the quality of life during the challenges of cancer, diagnoses, and survival by providing multi-level support and education as well as provide social activities and opportunities for them to get together, share their experiences, support each other and have a good time.

We hope that you can join us in this one day event and share in supporting such a great non-profit devoted to helping out those in the community affected by cancer.

To learn more about Operation Uplift please visit their website HERE.

Repairing a roof leak with Henry’s Wet Patch

Henry, Roofing, Patch, wet patch, port angeles, sequim, roof repair, roof leakThe coming fall and winter rains means that some of us will be discovering small roof leaks. Using Henry’s wet patch is the premium SBS modified bitumen compound for sealing roof leaks on wet surfaces. Made from heavy-bodied asphalt, Henry Wet Patch Roof Cement patches holes and cracks even in a driving rain or under water, and is so versatile it may be used whether the weather is wet, dry, hot or cold. It is especially easy to spread in cold temperatures and will seal around chimneys, vents, skylights and flashings.

Henry, Roofing, Patch, wet patch, port angeles, sequim, roof repair, roof leakBefore we get started it is of the utmost importance to make rooftop and ladder safety a top priority.  Please visit Everyone Needs a Roof on roof and ladder safety before going up on your roof.

How to safely & efficiently repair a small leak in a roof.

Small leaks and roof damage can become very costly if not handled immediately.  Not all roofing repairs are for the homeowner or do-it-your-selfer but small leaks and preventative maintenance can be handled by most able bodied homeowners. Please take all appropriate safely precautions as listed above when working on your roof.

Feel free to fast forward to the 1:28 mark of the video to skip the host’s introduction.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

5 Reasons to Rent the Right Tool for the Job

Port Angeles Sequim Tool and Equipment rentalAt Angeles Rentals we pride ourselves in providing excellent contractor grade tool and equipment rentals for the commercial customer and the the do-it-yourselfer.  The projects and jobs that can be completed with the help of a rental tool are limitless. Our website, with description, videos and manuals along with our experienced rental tool manager Terry Andrews will guide you towards the best tool for your job.

Why rent when you can buy?

 

The advantages are huge for the commercial contractor and home owner.

 

  1. We provide the storage, the maintenance, the repairs and the knowledge on hundreds of rental tools for countless uses.
  2. We are here to advise and train you on specialized tools so you can tackle projects with confidence and complete them with reduced labor and costs.
  3. Renting provides you with the ability to be invested for the short term at a low cost.  This is especially advantageous with work that tends to be seasonal, specialized or infrequent.
  4. Rentals come worry-free with the assurance that they are serviced and maintained properly.
  5. For the contractor bidding a job, our web site will provide you with type of equipment available and accurate pricing so you will not under bid on equipment rental.

A sampling of the category of tools Angeles Rentals offers…

When deciding to rent or own, consider the long-term affect of the purchase.  All tools appreciate being used frequently and to their full potential. That is why our tools are waiting to be used by you.

Be sure and visit Angeles Rentals in person or see our full offering on our webpage HERE.

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]

Kevin

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

 

 

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