Entries by Karah Hawkinson

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 […]

Employee Spotlight: Chip

By: Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator  Chip Frederickson is the sales manager at Country Lumber, and the contact person for our Launch Center location on Lake Mille Lacs. Chip also manages a marina and builds townhomes on the lake. He lives up in Wahkon near the Launch Center location, but he can also be found […]

First Impressions: Exterior Trends 2019

By: Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator You know the old saying, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” The same is true of your home. Realtors call it curb appeal, and they know that it makes a big difference in attracting buyers. Here are some of the top trends for home exteriors […]

Employee Spotlight – Diane

By: Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator Diane is the Controller/Human Resources person at Country Lumber. Between the vendors, customers, and staff, she stays very busy! Lucky for all of us, her favorite part of her job is the people she gets to interact with. Diane and her husband have two teenagers and a dog. They […]

Cabin Season – Country Lumber Launch Center in Wahkon

By: Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator According to the Department of Revenue, there are 124,000 cabins in Minnesota. Many of them are on the over 90,000 miles of lakeshore around the state. Heading “up north” for the weekend is a tradition in Minnesota, and the recreation, relaxation, and communion with nature is part of our […]