100 years of quality service
Wood Lumber Company celebrates a century of quality on Cape Cod
When the Wood Lumber Company celebrates the anniversary of its founding this summer, the Miskell family will take pride in having run an extraordinarily successful local business for 100 years.
What third generation owners Dana and Eileen Miskell might be proudest of, however, is the praise that comes from its contractors, vendors and community.
“They have employed and continue to employ only quality people. They carry only quality products at a fair price. They always offer contractor support and stand behind what they sell,” said Mike Duffany of Duffany Builders, who has been a Wood Lumber customer for more than 35 years.
It is when the stories become personal that the integrity of the ownership becomes even more apparent. Michael Katon, Jigsaw Construction, a customer for at least 25 years, said, “When I first came to Falmouth to start a construction business I had little or no credit history. Bud Miskell (Dana’s father) gave me a line of credit when other lumber yards would not. I’ve never forgotten that.” Mr. Duffany added, “One of my fondest memories is when Bud offered to let me upgrade my own house to Andersen windows and pay for them over time. We would pay as much or little as we could afford each month. Nobody was ever that generous to me.”
Today, Wood Lumber Company continues to provide that quality service for contractors, vendors and the Cape Cod community. Read more for a full account of our company’s history.
Three generations strong
Dana represents the third generation of the Miskell family to own and manage Wood Lumber. After a career in the computer industry, Dana returned to Falmouth and Wood Lumber in 1986. He oversees the buying of all the lumber, roofing and millwork. With an eye toward quality products, Dana has maintained the standards required of our custom home builders and their customers.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Dana enjoys the variety and challenges in running a building materials dealer.
Eileen Miskell is a graduate of Boston College and has an MBA from Boston University.
She manages the “back office” side of the business and the service and installation department.
Both Dana and Eileen have been active in the Falmouth and Cape Cod community volunteering for numerous nonprofit organizations and serving on the boards of Falmouth Service Center, Falmouth Academy and the Cape Cod Foundation.
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A New Chapter…
Two century-old lumber yards joined forces April 1st, 2019 when locally-owned Mid-Cape Home Centers purchased Wood Lumber Company, making Falmouth, MA Mid-Cape’s sixth location on the Cape & Islands and southeastern Massachusetts. With full-service lumber yards, countless building materials, and hardware stores, both Mid-Cape and Wood Lumber are recognized as local companies with an emphasis on customer service and quality materials. From industry professionals to DIY homeowners, all customers will benefit from increased access to specialty products and services, including interior, exterior, and custom millwork, as well as kitchen and bath design.
“Our goal in transitioning the business, as we have officially reached retirement age, was for the Wood Lumber Company to remain a strong employer in Falmouth and a supplier of quality materials and service to builders and retail customers. We feel that Mid-Cape is a perfect fit to maintain the quality products and service that Wood Lumber has always been known for.” – Former Co-Owner of Wood Lumber Co.
Mid-Cape’s expanded presence in the Upper Cape area strengthens the roots that both companies have established. “Mid-Cape is thrilled to partner with Wood Lumber. It allows us to grow our talented team of people and deepen our relationship with Falmouth and the neighboring communities of southeastern Massachusetts.” – Jeff Plank, CEO of Mid-Cape Home Centers
“We welcome Wood Lumber to the Mid-Cape family with open arms. Customers of both companies will see ever-increasing convenience, a continuing focus on service, more quality product offerings, and exceptional people added to an experienced team that is dedicated to helping customers build success.” – Jack Stevenson, President of Mid-Cape Home Centers
From business to philanthropy, this will only lead to an even greater experience for Wood Lumber and Mid-Cape’s customers – an experience that builds convenience, trust, and communities.
Wood Lumber is so excited to be a part of the team at Mid-Cape Home Centers and we are greatly looking forward to a bright future as a part of the Mid-Cape family.