Entries by Karah Hawkinson

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 […]

Employee Spotlight: Jim

By: Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator  Jim Dingmann is another fairly new face at Country Lumber. He has been with us for five months, working as an Estimator. Aside from being the “new kids,” Jim and I also share a preference for strong black coffee – the darker the better! Jim lives in St Cloud […]

Deck Materials Comparison

By: Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator The best home improvement project we ever did was putting a deck on our house. When we bought our home there was just a second story sliding glass door to nowhere. I remember looking out and dreaming of a place where I could sit with my morning coffee, access […]

Employee Spotlight: Karah

By: Karah Hawkinson, Social Media Coordinator The Blog is Back! We’ll be featuring new posts at least twice a month to introduce you to our staff and keep you up-to-date on building trends, new products, and information about all things building and remodeling. Remember to follow us on social media, too. We have lots to […]