Our involvement in the lumber business began in 1982. We owned Great Bay Hot Tub Company in Newmarket, New Hampshire, and used high-grade, clear Western Red Cedar to manufacture wooden hot tub barrels and sauna rooms. We felt there might be an opportunity to distribute high-grade Cedar, Redwood and Douglas Fir lumber to the local contractors, and the idea of Selectwood was born. The beginning years weren't a runaway success, but we loved the products we sold so we persevered. We bought an old brick warehouse on the Lamprey River in Newmarket and had to hand-carry all the wood shipments through a single loading door. The business gradually grew and we gained a reputation as the place to go for high quality products and expert advice.
The move in 1995 to our modern, Portsmouth warehouse ushered in a period of sustained growth for Selectwood. With new forklifts, modern racks and 24 ft. doors, the days of hand-carried lumber were over. Our new facility, located conveniently to Interstate 95, gave us better access to our contractor customers. Our product diversification, which had begun in Newmarket, started to flourish in Portsmouth. Throughout our web site you will see the vast array of products we now offer. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality products in categories we choose to carry. We work hard to become experts in our product lines. We enjoy offering advice and sharing our knowledge with customers. If our web site cannot answer your questions, please call us during business hours at 1.800.922.5655. We hope to earn your business.
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