In 1961, After Several Years In The BC Logging Industry...
..the four Visscher brothers founded a retail lumber yard in Chilliwack, BC. After a decade of running a successful retail lumber yard, the Visscher brothers wanted more control of their products. It was at this time that the brothers made the switch from retail to become a remanufacturing operation & create what is still known today as Visscher Lumber & the Visscher Family of Companies.
With the new remanufacturing mill thriving, the brothers continued to see room for growth, and so they gave life to the Visscher Family of Companies. Shortly after opening their reman mill the brothers also founded a metal forming plant (next door to the original remanufacturing mill) a second reman mill, a fleet of long haul tractor trailers (complete with a full mechanic service shop) and finally another warehouse operation in Red Deer Alberta to help ensure a steady supply of products throughout the country.
Now in its second generation, Visscher Group of Companies remains a family owned and operated business. It's because of our pride, passion and personal touch that we have been able to remain a producer of not only top quality products but also lead the industry with first-rate customer service.
Environmental mission and strategy (ESG)
Committed To Going Green
Due to the ever-changing demands of our fragile world, Visscher Lumber is committed to going green. By choosing to use wood product's over other building materials (as well are choosing to take a green initiative.) There have been many recent studies showing the ecological benefits of wood versus other standard building materials. Visscher Lumber is PEFC certified in order to help you make the right choice and feel good about your purchasing decision as well as to help you gain credits toward your LEED and other green initiative projects.