Trenton, MI– With acres of Hardwood and softwood lumber available for use by contractors, homeowners, and builders, quality lumber has been among Mans Lumber & Millwork’s specialties for more than 100 years. “Those hard-to-find materials are our specialty,” said Doug Mans, company president.
Additionally, Mans Lumber & Millwork manufactures Hardwood flooring, custom millwork, kitchen and bath accessories, windows and offers Trex decking.
Headquartered here, Mans Lumber & Millwork annually purchases approximately 30 million board feet of lumber for distribution in a variety of Hardwoods and softwoods, with Hardwoods comprised of Oak, Poplar and Walnut. Softwood lumber includes such species as cedar, pine, spruce, Douglas fir and hemlock fir.
“As a local lumber supplier, we maintain three lumberyards in southeast Michigan. Serving both professional contractors and the public at large, we get our best clients from those who have been disappointed with the wood selection at other big-box stores. We carry hard-to-find building materials no one else will warehouse in our region.”Doug Mans, President,
Mans Lumber & Millwork
With four local locations conveniently located across Trenton, Canton, Birmingham, and Ann Arbor, MI, Mans Lumber & Millwork has been offering comprehensive home improvement services for more than a century. The company has remained focused on exceeding customers’ expectations. Mans explained, “Our customer-centric approach has helped us thrive since we started. We guarantee prompt returns on estimates, on-time delivery, friendly phone call follow-ups, fair bidding practices, and quick responses.” Mans added that the firm takes pride in providing comprehensive home improvement services that can enhance any home’s interior and/or exterior.
The company also offers a wide range of doors. Mans said, “We can suggest remodeling design options that incorporate interior or exterior doors and provide all the necessary hardware to complete the project.” With builder-grade hollow-core doors, custom wood doors, and more, Mans Lumber will also help measure and install doors.
Over decades of quality production, the team at Mans has developed a reputation for exceptional deck design. “We have been recognized as Michigan’s top Trex dealer,” Mans offered. “We can provide composite decking for homeowners who want the appearance of wood without the maintenance requirements, but we also offer high-quality treated lumber for picturesque wood decking.”
He continued, “As a local lumber supplier, we maintain three lumberyards in southeast Michigan. Serving both professional contractors and the public at large, we get our best clients from those who have been disappointed with the wood selection at other big-box stores. We carry hard-to-find building materials no one else will warehouse in our region.”
For example, when it comes to Hardwood flooring, Mans Lumber & Millwork also has an extensive selection of styles and colors to satisfy aesthetic, quality and budgetary desires. A seasoned staff helps in the selection process so that the customer makes not only the right choice aesthetically but the one that is just right for the job. “We can also refinish existing Hardwood flooring if that makes more sense than a new installation,” Mans said.
Furthermore, Mans Lumber can adeptly transform kitchens in its kitchen design center. Whether it is renovation or design assistance, building a new custom home, or a complete remodel, Mans has a team specifically for cabinets, countertops, tiles, flooring, hardware, and any other accessories.
He continued, “Our team is comprised of experts in custom moulding and millwork, which allows us to make custom projects seamlessly. We can create baseboard moulding, crown moulding and standard wood moulding in any home with style and grace.”
Mans Lumber & Millwork completes installation services with remodeling design wishes in mind. Mans explained, “We provide full-service delivery and installation for doors and windows throughout the Northern Detroit region. As part of the process, we will complete all field measurements, accommodate the customer’s schedule, and minimize any disruption to their home.”
Mans Lumber & Millwork is committed to providing premium moulding and lumber. The operation offers industry-leading brands at affordable prices to help builders, contractors, and homeowners who want to enhance bathrooms, kitchens, decks and more, according to Mans. “Our highly-knowledgeable staff will help guide you through your options and explain what may work best for your project,” he added.
The company also invests in its employees so they can deliver an educated option for their customers. “Each of our employees undergoes continuous training, ensuring we can help customers design the perfect rooms in their home using high-quality products. We will even deliver lumber and building materials directly to the customer and install custom windows and flooring, if needed.”
When asked about the factors involved in setting Mans Lumber & Millwork apart from friendly competitors, he said, “Our knowledgeable and professional sales team offers a high level of customer service to each and every customer. Professional contractors and local industries rely on us to set their projects apart from the competition. We have a commitment to our customers and it is our credo: Timely return on estimates, on-time delivery, prompt phone call follow-up, fair bidding practices, relationship builders, education before selling, reduce client wait time, top-quality materials, and positive response to customers’ needs, always.”
Another factor he mentioned was the conservative steps the operation took when times were tough. “When the housing depression hit in 2005-2010, we closed three locations and laid off more than 100 employees. That being said, Mans Lumber & Millwork thought outside the box and merged with another lumber company to make ourselves better and keep afloat. We really got into the specialty millwork with our mill shops to find solutions to unique projects to set ourselves apart from the competition.”
Since 1900, the Mans family has served the lumber and building material needs of the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor communities. Nicholas August (N.A.) Mans began selling coal and peat in the Downriver community of Trenton, MI. His business quickly expanded throughout Southeast Michigan, eventually including four lumberyards, two kitchen and bath design showrooms, floor coverings, kitchen flooring, a progressive construction finance program, a finished carpentry and millwork shop, an installed products division, and equipment rental.
The Mans family remains committed to operating Mans Lumber & Millwork with the same customer-centered values on which N.A. Mans built his business.
For more information visit www.manslumber.com.