Superior Hardwoods

About Us


Since 1977...

Superior Hardwoods of Montana is a reclaimed lumber company that was established in 1977. Guiding customers through the woods has been our passion throughout our history.

Our main focus has been to provide the finest wide plank flooring and unique building materials available in the market place. In order to ensure this quality we have forged partnerships that have lasted for decades with premium vendors who reflect our sense of integrity and dedication to detail and excellence. We are proud to offer the largest selection of “In stock” flooring in the western United States.

As a recent addition we have established several exciting, “Pioneer Series” flooring options — Wilderness and Heirloom Series — that can be custom crafted and specific for each of our customer’s needs. Well known for leading the industry in reclaimed and antique building materials, and the success that followed, has allowed us to stock over 11 acres of stunning architectural lumber that awaits the perfect addition to your home. We get very excited about providing a historical piece of history for every one of our customer’s homes.

What sets us apart from our competitors is our superior knowledge and customer service. The employees of Superior Hardwoods of Montana are invested in the company for the long term with combined decades of product knowledge. Our goal is to deliver the best choices with reliability and honesty, helping at any phase of a project with inspirational advice. We treat our customers as friends and family and will be happy to help you celebrate your homes décor and lifestyle…the choice is yours.

Proudly Made in Montana



Years in Business


Sq. Feet of Flooring


Sq. Foot Millwork Shop

the owner

John Medlinger

John's operations include a 10,000 square foot warehouse full of exotic and domestic lumber as well as over 100,000 square feet of flooring. In addition there is a 4,000 square foot millwork shop where custom cutting and flooring options are created.

Through the ups and downs of the economy, John remains passionate and dedicated to making Superior Hardwoods the best company possible as the company heads into the future continuing to serve customers with the most complete care anywhere.

John has created a business that has thrived since 1977 and will continue into the next generation as his son Cory learns the ropes of the business and aspires to fill the big shoes of his father.

Currently John resides in Missoula with his lovely wife, Jan, and faithful canine companion, Rizzo, as he continues to be a discerning wood collector.

1970s - Seed Planted

John Medlinger established Superior Hardwoods and Millwork of Montana in the late 1970s. His love for wood began in the upper peninsula of Michigan about 2-3 miles from Lake Superior. That is where John cut and logged hardwoods off of family property and had it sawed into lumber and then shipped to Montana.

1977 - Business begins to Take Root & Grow

In 1977 Superior Hardwoods and Millwork of Montana was founded and became the first wholesale hardwood lumber company to serve the Treasure State. The business continued to grow and develop into a destination for wood enthusiasts. Millwork services were later added to fully complement the existing business and opened up many custom cutting options for our loyal cutomers.

1990 - Superior Hardwoods Thrives

In 1990 John expanded his interests in wood to include antique and reclaimed material. He is truly a pioneer in the reclaimed movement, sparking interest and appreciation for turn-of-the-century building material that formerly had gone unnoticed and often was destroyed. With John’s vision the beams and lumber harvested from these beautiful structures live on. Now Superior Hardwoods and Millwork of Montana is home to 11 acres of this distinct and unique reclaimed materials.

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Testimonials & Press

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Pearson Design Group

I would like to express my support for John at Superior Hardwoods and Millwork. As an architect for over 20 years that relies on the quality and the unique resource of recycled wood, I have found Superior Hardwoods to be an exceptional vendor. Recycled wood requires an expertise in handling and distribution. Superior Hardwoods has consistently provided us the resources to complete many high end custom homes.