Whatever you’re building — from furniture to windows to guitars and all kinds of things in between — if you need wood, then you need a strategic partnership with a lumber supplier that understands your business’s needs. In all likelihood, your industry requires specific cuts and sizes of particular species, perhaps with certain grain patterns. The more specific your requirements, the more necessary a knowledgeable supplier becomes. When you choose J. Gibson McIlvain as your lumber supplier, you get more than lumber in the deal: you also receive the benefits from the company’s hundreds of years in the lumber industry and passion for quality.
What J. Gibson McIlvain Has To Offer You
Here at J. Gibson McIlvain Lumber, not only do we believe in educating our customers about the lumber we sell, but we also provide assistance in doing the important work of value engineering. We also offer the possibility of an individualized buying program designed with the unique needs of your company in mind, allowing you to rest easy, knowing that you’ll have a consistent supply of lumber that meets your requirements, ready and waiting for you, at all times.
In addition to those services we offer, our on-site millwork department allows us to mill any raw lumber to your specifications; if you’d prefer rough-sawn material instead, we can make that happen, too. We have nationwide shipping available with our own fleet of trucks, allowing us to deliver your entire order of hardwood, decking, and plywood, along with any millwork you require.
How Value Engineering Can Help Your Business
Maybe you’re thinking all those extras sound great, but you’re not really sure how value engineering can benefit you, or why it’s even a thing. With the rise in use of composite and engineered products in place of wood, sometimes we forget that wood is a natural product — as green as you can get! While the renewable, environmentally friendly nature of wood coordinates with today’s values, issues like specific sizes and color matching are a bit more complicated. And it varies from species to species. That’s where value engineering comes in.
Essentially, value engineering is a way to create designs with limitations of a particular species (and pricing) in view. For instance, if a design requires 8-inch-wide moulding in a species from which that size is difficult or extremely expensive to obtain, value engineering might mean changing the species or re-engineering the design in order to benefit the customer in the end. Value engineering can also involve considering color matching, which is far more difficult with species of lumber that grow over wide areas. Perhaps the designer can request a different species or include stain in order to unify color.