There is something warm and inviting about aged wood. It has history brimming with stories, and a future that is full of possibilities. This character and distinction is what draws people in and pulls them to incorporate reclaimed lumber into their building projects. It's what drew Mike Halverson to start Montana Reclaimed Lumber Company (MRL).
In this episode, Jim and Greg speak with MRL founder, Mike Halverson, and Renick Ferguson, MRL's resident wood specialist, about the beauty of reclaimed wood, its applications, how/where the wood is procured, and the fun they have doing it all.
Mike Halverson was a construction engineering student, carpenter, and odd job specialist before starting Montana Reclaimed Lumber Co. in 2000. His passion for collecting antique wood is evidenced by over 10 acres of inventory salvaged from old structures, wine tanks, corrals, etc.
Renick Ferguson moved to Bozeman straight out of High School. Finding a niche building custom homes in the west, he joined Montana Reclaimed Lumber in its infancy and has been there ever since. He enjoys designing products and discovering new uses for the old material.