|Angeles Millwork and Lumber Company has been serving the building needs of Port Angeles, and the entire North Olympic Peninsula, in its current location since 1906. Angeles Millwork was originally founded as the Filion Mill at the corner of 11th and B. On August 8th, 1903, fire destroyed the mill. Three years later, it reopened in its current location at 16th and C.|
Filion Millwork/Angeles Millwork, c. 1900
|In the 1920, a high demand for windows and doors on the peninsula drove the company to begin producing them. Most of the wooden windows that can be seen on older buildings around the peninsula were produced by Angeles Millwork. On-site door, window, cabinet and trim manufacturing continued into the 1970’s.|
Angeles Millwork, today.
|In the 1950’s a small, 2000 sq. ft. retail store was built on the same site as the mill. Lumber, however, remained the heart of the business, with the retail hardware store focusing largely on wiring, insulation, and explosives.|
|In 1984 Lumber Traders, Inc. bought Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel Building Supply. In 1996, a snow storm destroyed the old Angeles Millwork retail hardware building, and in its place a modern, 12,000 sq ft. store was built.|
|The new store has the look, spaciousness, and selection of a modern retail hardware store, but the attention to customer service – that “everybody knows your name feel” – that you only find in a locally owned business. In January of 2004, Arnold and Debbie Schouten, the owners of Lumber Traders, Inc, graciously transferred ownership of the corporation to the employees of Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel Building Supply, in the form of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. When you shop Angeles Millwork, you get a century of experience and dedication, provided by a hometown employee who happens to own the store!|
Lonnie Linn, Manager