Milwaukie Lumber Co.

Vancouver Yard
360-256-8000

Stark Street Yard
503-253-0000
 

A long and
distinguished history


Milwaukie—our first location


In July 1987, Steven and Richard Morse purchased Milwaukie Lumber Company from the Kingsley family, which had operated the business at the present Milwaukie location since 1939. Since we purchased the company more than two decades ago, many changes have taken shape.

In 1989 we built a new showroom, a bold expansion that took us from 700 sq. ft. to 3,500 sq. ft. At the same time, we undertook a major paving project and replaced gravel with asphalt (to the delight of our many customers.) We expanded the plywood shed in 1992 and added new office space in 1993.

As you can see, we place great importance on making physical improvements that benefit our customers and employees.



North to Vancouver

In August 1996, the Milwaukie yard topped $2 million in sales for that month, a record at that time. In order to accommodate our ever-growing legions of customers, we realized that we needed to expand our operations. That led us north, across the Columbia River, to Vancouver, Washington.

The Milwaukie Lumber Vancouver yard extends across five acres of land at the corner of NE 131st Street and Fourth Plain Boulevard. Our retail/warehouse building, constructed in 1992, encompasses 46,000 spacious sq. ft. of space.



Our first Portland location

In May 1999 we were approached by an old acquaintance—the Kingsley family, and we entered into negotiations to purchase their store at S.E. 81st and Stark Street in Portland. Since this facility was strategically located midway between our Milwaukie and Vancouver locations, it was a very desirable acquisition and we completed the transaction.

Our Stark Street locale provides convenient access for many accounts and customers—from Gresham to Northwest Portland.



3 stores working together as 1

Wherever you are in greater Portland/Vancouver there’s a Milwaukie Lumber location to serve you.

Since 1987, Steve Morse has served as our president and general manager. By hiring and developing an outstanding group of key employees over the years, we have enjoyed strong sustained growth.

Our future plans are to continue to expand within the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. As we grow, Milwaukie Lumber is committed to continue the superior brand of customer service that you’ve come to know and expect.

We are dedicated to helping you succeed for many years to come.