Thank you, Kimal Lumber!

We received more feedback from our NWFA Certified Sales Professional class last week:

The tour of the facility was great, so many things to see and remember. It’s  amazing how just a few (all of your staff there) can make such a difference of how we take care of surroundings around us!  The class was fantastic, Roy was great. Very informative and down to earth presentation that anyone would and could follow, and understand.

Dave Short
Special Order Manager
Kimal Lumber & Hardware

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You may remember this video of Matt Marwick, Precision Floorcrafters, using Goodwin’s antique heartpine log rounds to craft a floor at Kimal Lumber’s Sarasota location.

You can see many samples of Goodwin wood at Kimal, including engineered flooring, curly heartpine, cypress log rounds, cypress paneling, and pecky cypress. We value Kimal because they are one of the few independent lumber dealers in southwest Florida. They, like Goodwin, have a passion for providing high quality, sustainable products. And, they appreciate the beauty and value of sinker logs and old wood!

Their Event Center, located in Venice, Florida, was constructed using the latest Green Building practices.  It serves as a “living model” of Green Building Concepts and Sustainable Building Practices, while providing space for special events for the industry and the community.

Goodwin is proud to call Kimal Lumber one of our valued partners!

Reclaimed Wood Class and Road Trip

Goodwin was excited to present, “Architectural and Design Uses of Reclaimed Wood” to 62 architects at MiaGreen. We answered lots of questions about installation, moisture control and sustainable forestry.  The story behind sinker cypress and the process of recovering logs always engages the audience.  A good time was had by all!

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While in South Florida, we visited a number of friends to show off Goodwin’s new factory finished reclaimed wood, including Moor, Baker & Associates Architects, P.A. and Bonded Floors in Vero Beach (who we’ve worked with for over 20 years).

Congratulations Chris Baker of Moor, Baker & Associates Architects, P.A. !

Congratulations Chris Baker of Moor, Baker & Associates Architects, P.A. !

We also stopped by Uline’s vacation home in Everglades City to see their Goodwin engineered floor. As we made our way up the coast, we made a stop at Architect’s Unlimited in Naples and at Chico’s Headquarters in Ft Myers. Chico’s founders, Marvin and Helene Gralnick put a Goodwin Heart Pine floor in their home 25 years ago. The Gralnick’s wanted to use Goodwin’s Wild Black Cherry flooring in their new stores; however, solid unfinished wood proved too challenging for commercial contractors.

Our good friends Marvin and Helene Gralnick, founders of Chico’s

Our good friends Marvin and Helene Gralnick, founders of Chico’s

Today our factory finished engineered floor in any custom color is ‘install ready’ for high-end commercial or residential projects. Thank you Marvin and Helene. We were honored to provide you with your River-Recovered ® Antique Heart Pine floor!

 

Made in America…

More and more, today’s consumers are looking for local and sustainable options.  Whether it’s locally grown produce from the neighborhood farmer’s market or recycled building products from the local architectural salvage company, today’s marketplace demands an alternative to inferior and poorly crafted imports.  It should come as no surprise that discerning homeowners all over the country are seeking out similar products in the way of authentic, “Made in the U.S.A.” wood flooring.

We thought you’d like to see the fascinating process that Goodwin Company goes through to bring clients the finest in reclaimed heart pine engineered flooring.  In 2007, Goodwin became the first reclaimed wood company in the United States to manufacture an engineered floor here at home and not overseas.  Goodwin offers its Precision Engineered product in both River-Recovered® and Legacy (building reclaimed) Heart Pine.

The following photos are very interesting and intriguing.  They take you through the multi-stepped process of milling the highest quality flooring we know (even if it’s used as wainscoting like our clients did at the new Sea Scout base in Galveston, Tx.)  From the reclamation of gigantic heart pine beams out of deconstructed 19th century industrial buildings to sawing and finishing the final product, Goodwin means quality.  Goodwin means, “Made in America”.

Sea Scout Base wins award

We were pleased to hear that Sea Scout Base in Galveston, Texas was awarded the Houston Business Journal’s “Landmark Award for Architecture.” Goodwin worked with esteemed architect Dan Shipley, milling to spec the heartpine engineered VINTAGE floor used as wainscoting in the dining hall.

We enjoy partnering with building design professionals on high end projects and sustainable architecture. The Sea Scout Base venture involved quite an innovative use of our products and to our knowledge, this is the first use of our Precision Engineered flooring as wainscoting material.