Lumber

Lumber is the heart of the building business and we do lumber right. Timber is a commodity that can fluctuate wildly depending on variables such as oil prices, political climate, international relations, trade laws, tariffs, manufacturing output and even the weather. Our buyers are constantly monitoring prices in order to give you the best market pricing. You have the advantage of dedicated career professionals with over a hundred years of combined purchasing experiencing sourcing products for you.

We do everything in our power to offer competitive pricing and availability. Buying in volume and bringing product in by rail allows us to avoid many of the smaller pricing ripples. Our smart purchasing tactics allow us to offer the most competitive prices in the region.

We have all of the most common building materials in stock. In fact, we maintain an inventory of over six thousand items commonly used in construction. From the sill plate to ridge vents, we stock everything your standard project might need. Everything we sell is dispatched from our single location.

We also understand that your project may require its own unique materials. For this reason, we’ve become specialists in ordering and handling special orders. Each year we routinely order and deliver tens of thousands of special order items. This ability truly makes us a one-stop building material provider.

Wood is green!

Wood framing used 17 % less energy than steel construction for a typical house built in Minnesota, and 16 % less energy than a house using concrete construction in Atlanta.

Simkins Hallin has buying power!

Posted on May 22, 2013 in General, Lumber

Simkins Hallin has buying power!

The more you buy, the less you pay; that’s true across all markets and all businesses. The lumber industry is no different so in order to stay well ahead of the big box stores Simkins Hallin has formed many alliances over the last decade. One of the largest, and most powerful is our membership in LMC. LMC members are small to medium sized independent lumber yards across the country that, when combined, purchase over a billion dollars worth of material each year. This volume ensures us the most competitive prices which we naturally pass...

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HBIA Summer Building Season Kick-Off BBQ

Posted on May 18, 2012 in Articles, General, Lumber

HBIA Summer Building Season Kick-Off BBQ

Helena Building Industry Association (HBIA) will be throwing there annual building season kick off BBQ, Tuesday, May 22nd at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds Picnic Pavilion. The BBQ is complements of Simkins-Hallin, and will be catered by the Rib Shack. Join us for an afternoon BBQ to help kick off the summer building season. Network & check in with your peers and enjoy some great food. Spouse & family members welcome! Free to all HBIA members. Tuesday, May 22nd – 5:00 PM Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds Picnic...

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JamesHardie Contractor Breakfast

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 in Articles, General, Lumber

JamesHardie Contractor Breakfast

JamesHardie® along with Simkins-Hallin will be putting on a free Contractor Breakfast meeting, May 10th at the Residence Inn / Marriott. Join us for an introduction to new products with a customer appreciation breakfast meeting. JamesHardie® will be on-site to introduce new products as well as product improvements you won’t want to miss! The event is free and is just one way Simkins-Hallin and JamesHardie® to say thanks to all our loyal customers. Thursday, May 10th at 7:30 AM Residence Inn / Marriott (across from Costco) For more...

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Composite Decking Comes of Age

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 in Articles, Lumber

Composite Decking Comes of Age

It’s a common product cycle; a revolutionary product is released, early adopters pay a premium and are sometimes plagued by quality issues, but eventually the product gets widely accepted, manufacturing is refined and prices become more reasonable. Well, let us introduce you to ModernView composite decking. ModernView produces a product that looks like real wood but offers the consistency and maintenance free usability of an engineered product. Its LEED certified and offers a 25 year limited warranty. The decking is made from 95% recycled...

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