"We all know that we have a responsibility to keep this planet healthy. People recycle newspapers and cans. We recycle buildings. So far, we have saved 1600 acres of forest. That's an area the size of Central Park. This is just the beginning."
- Ron Sauer, owner of Excelsior Wood Products -
"As the son of a son of a farmer and the son of a daughter of a farmer, I was immersed in farm life as a kid. I couldn't count the lessons I've learned, how profoundly this has shaped me as a person, or how much I cherish this part of my life. But I do want to share how farmers' ethics have shaped this business. Farmers are the most resourceful people I've been blessed to know. They find a purpose, and then re-use every resource they have, right down to the manure. Both of my Grandfathers have a profound respect for nature and reverence for the Earth and its inhabitants.
I strive to bring this mindset to Excelsior Wood Products. We upcycle as much antique and reclaimed wood as possible to preserve the history and save trees. We grind our scrap wood into sawdust. Then, compress it into bricks for home heating. We recycle the nails we pull out of reclaimed wood. We kiln dry, mill and manufacture all our products in one location to decrease emissions from transportation. We also source lumber as close to home as possible. We use our scrap wood to heat our facility in an environmentally friendly gasification system. We will continue to do these things and grow our company in this direction as time goes on. I can't do it any other way."
- Ron Sauer -