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 […]

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: 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 […]