Ten years of empowering wood products businesses

Posted by Paul Vanderford on March 3, 2014

Celebrating a decade of FSC certification at Sustainable Northwest


Sustainable Northwest celebrates ten years of making FSC certification and the sourcing of local sustainable wood products easy and affordable. We would like to thank our 44 member businesses across the Western United States for helping us achieve a more robust, sustainable forestry economy.

We started out in 2003 with five members in two states. We now serve the whole supply-chain from logging contractors, sawmills, fabricators, and woodworkers to distribution centers, brokers, retailers, and design-build construction firms.  

Our program supports 600 jobs and represents $40 million of total wood product sales collectively in the region. We provide critical technical assistance and affordable certification to small businesses, giving them access into the green building marketplace. Because of our program and our members, it's now possible to source every piece of wood in a commercial or residential project from a local FSC- certified company. 

Julie and Dave ... of Precision Millwork and Door are members of our program.
Julie Lohrer and Dave Tripp of Precision Millwork and Door are members of our program.

Together we are defining the next generation of forestry, a new kind of forestry that ensures wood products businesses and jobs remain a vibrant component of our regional economy by focusing on responsible timber extraction, restoration, and environmental stewardship.

We thank our many funders who have made our program possible as well as the customers who continue to look for and specify local, responsibly-grown wood products. We look forward to another ten years of empowering wood products professionals in the Pacific Northwest.

Support responsible forestry and use regional FSC material for your next project. Find a member business near you:


Building Material Specialties, Inc.

Camp's Lumber & Building Supply

Cascadia Forest Goods

Green Mountain Woodworks

Hammer and Hand

Jonathan Nussbaum - Furniture Maker

JRA Green Building

Kaster's Kustom Cutting

New Horizons Woodworks

Northwest Millwork, LLC

Quadras, Corp.

S. Boone Woodworking & Design

Sustainable Northwest Wood

Torzo Surfaces

Unique Woods

Warm Brothers Inc.

Westview Products

Zena Forest Products


Aagesen Millworks

Bear Wood Windows

Beech Tree Woodworks

Delson Lumber

E Roko

Glacier Mouldings

Green Home Solutions

Interior Woodworking Specialists

Lacey Door and Millwork

Meyer Wells

Pacific Northwest Timbers

Precision Millwork and Door

Pulley Corporation

Reliance Specialty Building Products

Starboard Door

Swauk Valley Ranch LLC

Windfall Lumber


Almquist Lumber Co

Crossroads Recycled Lumber

Eco-Gecko Products

Kirei, USA LLC

MGM Services

T1C Enterprises


Advanced Custom Cabinets

Outdoor Gourmet


Montana Idaho Log and Timber