Holland Thick and Thin Lumber

Location: Talihina, Okla.
Owners: Kris and Karla Holland

History: “Before we started this business, I managed the Community State Bank in Talihina while Kris built custom homes. Materials were not locally available, and Kris wanted them handy. We saw a need and opened our store in 2004. I continued to work at the bank another year, but Kris needed more help than I could supply part time. Now I do whatever needs to be done but mostly run the books, inventory and special orders. We purchased the main building and have subsequently added additional structures, including a lumber bin. We also increased the main building to three times its original size.”

Products:
“Not surprisingly, an important part of our customer base is providing farmers with what they need to build barns, sheds and lean-to’s, in addition to new homes or renovations. Some outbuildings even have offices which means more finishing products inside the building. Agricultural structures usually require treated building lumber and metal roofs, which we have available in a wide variety of colors. To further support our customer base, we also carry barbed wire, t-posts and feed. Sometimes concrete and/or cement are needed. We have ready mix Portland concrete in addition to mortar and masonry mixes, as well as cement blocks. Lumber, both treated and untreated, run from 1-by-2 to 2-by-12 and are augmented by plywoods of both cabinet and regular grades. Sheet rock, interior and exterior doors as well as insulated, low e-argon vinyl and aluminum windows in both prairie and grid styles offer the customer a wide variety of choices. We have both indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures and ceiling fans as well as breaker boxes, wiring and other essential electrical accessories. Plumbing supplies include CPVC and PVC pipes, connectors, glues cleaners and fittings with primarily Peerless fixtures and Delta LDR faucets, shower stalls and tubs. We carry Valspar paint, mix colors here and carry general painting supplies. Both hand and power tools are also available to provide an all supplies in one stop experience. Hauling building materials can be difficult so we offer delivery, even to places not necessarily in our area.”

Business philosophy and future: “Customer service is the heart of what we do. We strive to keep everyone from having to wait because time is precious. At the same time we stand behind what we sell and maintain the highest ethical business practices. Our hope is that someday our daughters, 14-year-old Dylan and 10-year-old Khloe, will take over the business we are now working hard to build.”

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