Since 1904, Gutchess Lumber has been producing the finest quality northern hardwood lumber. Our longevity and reputation is testament to the commitment we made over 110 years ago to providing our customers with quality products and service. As a 5th generation family and employee-owned organization, we continue to strive every day to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations. Our 400+ employee owners, some 2nd and 3rd generation, are dedicated to this goal.
Gutchess Lumber owns over 29,000 acres of timberland in New York and Pennsylvania. These company lands, located in prime forest areas, are carefully and closely managed by our team of skilled and experienced foresters. We selectively harvest our lands in 15 and 30 year cycles to ensure a steady and continuous supply of healthy, quality timber.
We have 3 sawmills cutting over 90 million board feet per year. Our 1 million foot pre-drier and 5 million board feet of kilns dry more than 6 million feet of hardwoods every month. With 15 acres of dry storage, we carry 12 million feet of KD hardwoods ready for prompt shipment. We can supply volume as well as quality. What you need, when you need it. That’s Gutchess Lumber.
We Specialize in Northern Hardwood
Gutchess Lumber specializes in 11 species of northern hardwoods: White Ash, Basswood, Yellow Birch, Black Cherry, Hickory, White Hard Maple, Poplar, Red (Soft) Maple, Red Oak, Black Walnut and White Oak. Northern hardwoods are renowned and highly prized for their tight growth rings, rich texture, and consistent and uniform color. They are sought and purchased by discriminating buyers worldwide.
We offer the majority of these species in multiple thicknesses and grades. We are FSC certified and can supply many items as FSC.
Dedicated to Customer Needs and Service
We at Gutchess Lumber are committed to manufacturing the highest quality product in the industry. We are fully integrated, from timberlands to sawmills to dry kilns; from start to finish, we control the process. We are an ESOP. Our employees are owners, They are experienced and dedicated. They take pride in what they do and the products we make and ship. Over 400 employee-owners are on the job, working diligently to supply customer needs with unsurpassed service on a daily basis. They are the reason we put our name on every bundle.
Why Gutchess? Experience and expertise. We have it. We’ve been at this since 1904. We are five generations strong. Commitment. We own timberlands, sawmills and dry kilns. Including our hardwood sawmills, concentration yard, pallet operation and log yards, we have seven facilities in New York and Pennsylvania. We have and will continue to invest heavily in natural resources, facilities and inventory, for today and the future. Dedication to quality and service. From the woods to the customer’s door, determined employee-owners steadfastly control the harvesting, manufacturing and drying processes. We don’t broker lumber. What we sell came through our facilities. We are proud of the quality of our product. We produced it and we stand behind it. It’s why we say “Be sure it’s Gutchess.”