Reflecting back on a 110 years of history has been a great deal of fun for me. I looked back at the changes in our community, our business and our industry. I see the celebration of the good times and I cherish the kind words and the people that made our business what it has become. As I have read through stacks of notes of gratitude for supporting a particular community project or thoughtful comments about the great service by one of our employees, I was filled with hope for the next hundred years.
I was asked to share with you what I think the future looks like from our perspective and quite frankly, I am really not sure. What I can predict with confidence is our future is going to be uniquely about you!
The product demands of our customers are constantly changing with the newest trends shown on websites like Pinterest and Houzz (two things that did not exist ten years ago.) YouTube and Vimeo have given many of us the courage to rebuild our own deck or tile our bathrooms and the digital exchange of funds has allowed for a more expedited buying experience done on the customer’s time.
In many cases, homeowners ourselves, we share your passion for living in and improving the space around us. We will continue to stay on top of the latest trends and common practices in building and home improvement on our website. We will soon provide you with the ease of online buying and ordering of products and services so that you can spend your time on the jobsite or with your family. While all this is great, the most important factor that has not changed in the last hundred years, and will not change in the next hundred years, is direct human interaction. The one on one exchange of ideas and solutions between the community and our stores will continue to be nurtured as we walk with you down the store aisles, providing the service and the advice you can trust where an ever expanding sea of information exists.
The local knowledge with neighbors helping neighbors will remain the cornerstone of our business for years to come. Whatever your source of inspiration for the next hundred years, I am confident that the team of employee owners at Angeles Millwork and Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply will be right there to help.
Thank you for being a part of our rich history in Port Angeles, we look forward to the next hundred years of serving you and your successive generations.
Did you read the post about Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co’s 110 year history? Read it HERE.
Be sure and join us in celebration of 110 years in business with a BBQ, vendor displays, games and prizes on Thursday, August 25th at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.! More information HERE.
Kelly Fox, CEO
Lumber Traders Inc.
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.
Hartnagel Building Supply