Entries by Karah Hawkinson

State of the Inustry: The 2020 Lumber Shortage

By Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator 2020 has been an unprecidented year in many ways. From wildfires to hurricanes, a viral pandemic to race riots – it’s been a lot. The ripple effect from this year’s events will be felt for a long time to come. The lumber industry has been impacted by those ripples […]

Roots to Leaves: Part One – Roots

By Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator In the midst of the Covid-19 chaos, many small businesses, including independent contractors, are struggling. I decided to bring you a series of blog posts this week with my thoughts on small business growth and inexpensive things that you can do right now to strengthen your business. Even if […]

Employee Spotlight: Al

By: Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator It’s been a few months since I put up a blog post. We had some issues with the website, and between other priorities and getting someone smarter than me to fix it, it just took time. But it’s all working now, and I’ve even been able to touch up […]

Home Winterization

By: Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator As much as I hate to admit it, winter is coming. And they’re predicting a bad one. Sigh… It doesn’t have to be all bad, though. Winter is beautiful, and I do love a good, cozy snow day with hot cocoa and jigsaw puzzles. But I digress… A little […]

Getting the Most out of Online Design Tools

By: Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator Have you ever played with online design tools? The ones where you put in a picture of your home and see what it would look like with a variety of updates? I’m a big fan of this tool. For one thing, you get to see what different exterior products […]

Employee Spotlight: Jonathan

By: Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator Jonathan is another black coffee-drinking, long-commuting, hard-working member of the Country Lumber staff (we seem to have a type…). He came to us after living all over the country and working for more than seven years as an architect. Those experiences give Jonathan a unique perspective, which he uses […]