"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 has 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 up cycle as much antique and reclaimed wood as possible to preserve history and save trees. We grind our scrap wood into sawdust. Then, compress it into logs for home heating. We recycle the nails we pull out of reclaimed wood. We kiln dry, mill and briquette 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
Dusty isn't a dirty word here. Our 31,000 SF manufacturing facility, warehouse and showroom are located only 90 miles north of NYC. It's big. It's dusty. It's a woodworker's playground.
Excelsior Wood Products began by producing architectural millwork. This required us to invest in the highest quality, best performing equipment available. These machines are typically found only in true high end cabinet and mill work shops, not in the reclaimed flooring industry. While we still produce the finest custom moldings, we also bring the highest level of technology and craftsmanship to our reclaimed products and custom flooring. This is uncommon. Simply put, this results in a superior product.