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.
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.
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.
The operations also 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, Marlee, as he continues to be a discerning wood collector.