ABOUT

ABOUT MATHEW HALL 
LUMBER COMPANY

FAMILY-OWNED FOR OVER 125 YEARS

Mathew Hall has been in business for 125 years in the same location and is still family-owned. We are Central Minnesota’s premier single source provider of building materials and integrated products and services. We are committed to serving the needs of professional builders, our retail customers, and our employees and families. 
 
Just as Mathew Hall vowed over a hundred years ago, we strive to treat each customer as a personal friend with a knowledgeable team of employees, quality products and competitive pricing.

IMPORTANT POINTS IN OUR HISTORY

1889
Mathew Hall Lumber Company was founded in the fledgling city of St. Cloud. The company made its first sale on July 29th, 1889.
 
1907 
Every customer – large or small – received prompt and enthusiastic service and good, honest advice on lumber and related building materials. Mathew Hall was insistent on a larger supply and a greater variety of building materials on hand for customer selection.
 
1910 
Mathew Hall expanded his lumber storage facilities with the addition of three large, roofed lumber sheds. Dimension lumber was ordered by the “carload” so that both selection and price would be improved.
 
1915-1920 
Mathew Hall was rapidly changing. A team of horses and a wagon served as a delivery service. During this time, Mathew Hall Lumber Company had a “fleet” of these horse-drawn teams.
 
1928
Mathew Hall bought the warehouse, coal business, and railroad trackage of the Fisher Company in St. Cloud. This new acquisition gave Mathew Hall Lumber a new retail office, showroom, and needed warehousing. It also included railroad trackage for more efficient material handling and unloading.
 
1933
During the Great Depression, Mathew Hall made it through the hard times by selling coal and oil to St. Cloud residents to heat their homes. 
 
1948
Mathew Hall retires and his sons take over the business. He remained active with his company until his death in 1958. 
 
1967
As Mathew Hall’s four sons were planning to sell the family lumberyard to an outside firm, his grandson James A. Hall decided to develop a business plan to purchase Mathew Hall Lumber and keep the business family owned. Jim began working with his uncles at the lumberyard and became president of Mathew Hall Lumber Company that same year.
 
2004
Loran, John, and Dan take over the business from James Hall, becoming the fourth generation of Halls at the Company.
 
2011 
Right in the middle of the recession, Loran, John and Dan Hall made the decision to keep investing in Mathew Hall and put in a wall panel manufacturing plant. The company continues to make advancements to keep the company current and continue to treat each customer like a personal friend. 
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