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About Us

Serving the Building Supply Needs of Northern Wisconsin Since 1937

Pukall Lumber Company is a family-owned and -operated wood products manufacturer located in Arbor Vitae. The sawmill was founded by Fred Pukall in 1937. Since that time, Pukall Lumber has grown steadily and is one of the largest pine lumber mills in the state and the premier lumber and building supply businesses in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

We saw primarily red and white pine logs into dimension lumber for the construction industry. In addition to lumber, Pukall’s manufactures tongue-and-groove paneling, wood sidings, moldings and log siding.


On the retail side of the operations, Pukall Lumber caters mainly to the Lakeland area’s professional building contractors. Our building supply yards offers a broad range of products. The emphasis is on quality, service and finding the right product for custom jobs.

Our Vision is to be a market-leading organization for the benefit of our customers, our employees and our community.

Our Mission is to be the preferred lumber and building materials supplier in the Northwoods by understanding our customers’ needs, exceeding their expectations, and gaining their trust by providing exceptional value-added products and services.

Our Manufacturing Operations

Our sawmill turns out around 12 million board feet of lumber annually. Our logs are sourced mainly from northern Wisconsin’s extensive private, state and federal forests, from woodlands that are marked for selective harvesting and timber stand improvement. This means that we are able to practice complete quality control, from the selection of the logs to drying and planing of the lumber to manufacture of specialty items.

About 40% of our lumber is sold locally through our retail operations, with the rest going to wholesale customers, mainly in the Great Lakes region. Pukall Lumber is one of the largest employers in the area, providing about 120 jobs between our manufacturing operations and our four retail building supplies.

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