Evergreen Truss & Supply

Parr Company Acquires Evergreen Truss & Supply

The Parr Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Evergreen Truss & Supply, based in Deer Park, WA. Evergreen Truss & Supply specializes in Truss systems and engineered wood that services the professional contractor.

In 2020, The Parr Company’s Executive Team identified a Three-Year Strategy with guidance from the Board of Directors. A key initiative was to expand the company footprint further into the truss manufacturing market. “This addition will allow us to offer our products and services to customers in a new region of the Pacific Northwest, taking another step toward providing all building products and services under one roof,” said Mike Howell, CEO of The Parr Company.

TParr Company Acquires Evergreen Truss & Supply

Evergreen Truss & Supply has been an independently owned truss plant providing products and services to the Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho markets since 1987. The company has established a reputation for high-level customer service while remaining locally owned and operated by Dean Morse. Dean will stay on as the Truss Plant Manager, along with all of its current employees.

Parr Company Acquires Evergreen Truss & Supply

Parr Lumber was founded in Vancouver, WA, in 1930 by Dwight Parr Sr. and remains a local, family-owned business. Michael Parr, Brad Farmer, and Nancy Cranston, grandchildren of the founder, play active roles within The Parr Company, continuing their proud family heritage.

Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, Parr ranks as one of the largest building material suppliers in the Nation. The Parr Company operates 39 facilities in Oregon and Washington, including professional and retail building supply yards, cabinet design centers, truss manufacturing plants, pre-hung door manufacturing, and a wholesale hardware distribution warehouse, providing building solutions and services throughout Oregon, Washington, and beyond.

TParr Company Acquires Evergreen Truss & Supply

“The addition of Evergreen Truss & Supply is a natural fit,” said Mike Howell. “We have a mutual focus on people first, high customer service standards, and providing quality materials — the attributes that lead to building, improving, and enhancing the houses we call homes in the communities we serve. We are incredibly proud to welcome the Evergreen Truss & Supply team to the Parr family of businesses.”

The Parr Company, Hillsboro, Oregon Acquires Suburban Door Company, Inc.

Parr Acquires Suburban Door Company

The Parr Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Suburban Door Company, Inc., based in Tualatin, Oregon. Suburban Door is a supplier of pre-hung interior and exterior doors, windows, millwork, stair parts, and finish trim products. They operate two facilities in Oregon, one in Tualatin and one in Redmond, both servicing the professional contractor.

In 2020, The Parr Company’s Executive Team identified a Three-Year Strategy with guidance from the Board of Directors. A key initiative was to expand into the manufacturing of doors and millwork. “This addition will provide yet another service The Parr Company can offer to our customers, with the intent to provide all building products and services under one roof,” said Mike Howell, CEO of The Parr Company.

The Parr Company, Hillsboro, Oregon Acquires Suburban Door Company, Inc.

Suburban Door was founded in 1971 by David Silvey, Lee Ohanesian, and Ed Drawz. By the late 1980s, Lee Ohanesian and Ed Drawz had moved on, leaving the company to David Silvey. Proudly serving Oregon and Washington for 50 years, Suburban Door has built a reputation of integrity, excellent customer service, employee engagement, and high-quality products. It’s a formula that leads to longevity — many customers and employees have been with the company 20 – 30 years.

“The success of Suburban door is due to three things,” said David Silvey, President of Suburban Door. “First, the relationships we have created with our customers. We have been privileged to provide products to thousands of customers over the past 50 years. Second, are the relationships we have developed with our vendors. Our vendors are partners; they have helped us get creative, innovative, and flexible with our products. And last but not least, are our employees and their loyalty. Our employees are the heart and soul of Suburban Door. Without their dedication and loyalty, we would not be able to provide our customers with the quality products and services we strive so hard to supply. We are lucky to have employees who have worked with us for almost their entire adult lives. This new acquisition allows us to be able to continue and expand while maintaining this family atmosphere.”

The Parr Company, Hillsboro, Oregon Acquires Suburban Door Company, Inc.

Parr Lumber was founded in Vancouver, WA in 1930 by Dwight Parr Sr. and remains a local, family-owned business. Michael Parr, Brad Farmer, and Nancy Cranston, grandchildren of the founder, play active roles within The Parr Company, continuing their proud family heritage. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, Parr ranks among the largest building material suppliers in the Nation. The Parr Company operates 36 facilities in Oregon and Washington, including professional and retail building supply yards, cabinet design centers, manufacturing plants, and a wholesale hardware distribution warehouse; providing building solutions and services throughout Oregon, Washington, and beyond.

“The joining of these two great companies is a natural fit,” said Mike Howell. “We have a mutual focus on people first, high customer service standards, and providing quality materials – the attributes that lead to building, improving, and enhancing the houses we call homes in the communities we serve. We are incredibly proud to welcome the Suburban Door team to the Parr family of businesses.”

The Parr Company, Hillsboro, Oregon Acquires Suburban Door Company, Inc.

Parr Lumber was founded in Vancouver, WA in 1930 by Dwight Parr Sr. and remains a local, family-owned business. Michael Parr, Brad Farmer, and Nancy Cranston, grandchildren of the founder, play active roles within The Parr Company, continuing their proud family heritage. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, Parr ranks among the largest building material suppliers in the Nation. The Parr Company operates 36 facilities in Oregon and Washington, including professional and retail building supply yards, cabinet design centers, manufacturing plants, and a wholesale hardware distribution warehouse; providing building solutions and services throughout Oregon, Washington, and beyond.

“The joining of these two great companies is a natural fit,” said Mike Howell. “We have a mutual focus on people first, high customer service standards, and providing quality materials — the attributes that lead to building, improving, and enhancing the houses we call homes in the communities we serve. We are incredibly proud to welcome the Suburban Door team to the Parr family of businesses.”

The Parr Company, Hillsboro, Oregon Acquires Suburban Door Company, Inc.
Weatherizing Your Home in 4 Easy Steps | Parr Lumber

Weatherizing Your Home in 4 Easy Steps

Did you know an average un-weatherized house has the leak equivalent of a two feet wide-open window? Weatherizing not only improves the comfort of your home, but it can also save money on your energy bill. In today’s blog post, we’re going to share four steps to weatherize yor home. But before we begin, you need to know about your home’s thermal envelope.

What is a Thermal Envelope?

This refers to the parts of your home that keep you shielded from the elements of nature. It includes your floors, foundation, walls, roof, insulation, windows, and anything else that may help you separate your living space from the outside. Your home’s thermal envelope is the key to weatherizing your home.

1. Check Your Roof

Water stains inside your home are indicative signs of a leak. Check your roof for:

  • Damaged or missing flashings and vents
  • Missing shingles
  • Loose fasteners
  • Clogged gutters

2. Walk the Perimeter

Make sure to remove any debris from the exterior of your home. Leaves, brush and dirt against the exterior of your home invite moisture problems, bugs and decay.

  1. Seal any openings, in your home’s thermal envelope, with spray foam or caulking. Check the following for gaps or holes:
    • Hose bibs
    • Electrical boxes
    • Dryer vents
    • Windows and doors
    • Pellet or gas stove exhausts
    • Cracks in siding and around trim
  2. Install foundation vent plugs
  3. Clean and inspect chimneys (call a pro if needed)

3. Check the Interior

Fix air leaks and check the insulation on the inside of your home.

  • Replace damaged fire brick in your wood stove
  • Add insulation to your attic and basement
  • Seal and insulate attic doors and crawlspaces
  • Check door sweeps and weather stripping

4. Wrap It Up

Wrapping up bigger elements can also save on energy.

  • Consider pipe insulation wraps
  • Use window plastic if needed. New windows would be great
  • Heat tapes can be used on pipes and gutters
  • Use water heater wraps if the heater is in a cold area like a garage (check first to ensure this doesn’t void the warranty)

Have more questions? We’re here to help!

Ronald McDonald House Charities Guest Room Renovation | Parr Lumber

Year-Long Project Completed at Ronald McDonald House East

Ronald McDonald House Charities announced the completion of project Guest Room Renovation at their East Portland House. This year-long renovation updated four rooms, improving the experience for their guests. Not a moment too soon, four new families moved into the renovated rooms that evening. By staying at the Ronald McDonald House, parents are able to remain close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost and have access to numerous support services, including home-cooked meals.

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Hughson deck - Parr Lumber

Range of options for new decking materials broader than ever

Now is time of year when customers come to hardware and lumber stores with that ‘spring project gleam’ in their eyes.

And for thousands of homeowners across the Northwest, that will mean building a new deck or re-building one that’s been worn down by years of neglect.

If you are in deck building mode in 2017, you are picking a fantastic time to build. That’s because there are more choices of materials, railing and customization available than ever before.

The days where everyone on the block has a similar looking deck are over. Now, you can create a deck that is both a great investment, and that makes a statement about who you are, and how you live in your outdoor space.

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