Gary Engman’s experience in the reclaimed lumber industry began in 1989 with a log home business in Eastern Washington. The primary market was Japan with over 500 log homes sent to that country to be built in the mountains and ski resorts. With joint venture between Engman’s company “Westwood Log homes and Mitsubishi Co.,” homes were built in Japan using American carpenters sent from the Seattle area of the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The business was very successful and eventually Mr. Engman sold the business to the Japanese venture partner.
In 1992, Gary opened a wholesale building supply business in Hawaii specializing in windows, doors, and cedar home packages, especially for victims of the hurricane on the island of Kauai.
During the same time, Gary had log Home manufacturing plants in Bend, OR, Jackson Hole, WY, Santa Fe NM and Montana built over 400 log homes in the U.S. western states.
And from 1995 to present, companies owned by Gary Engman began purchasing huge sawmill and warehouse buildings that couldn’t be saved or repaired and carefully deconstructed the buildings for use in large, expensive private homes, wineries, and rustic commercial structures. Most of the structures were built circa 1890 to 1910. One of those companies specializing in reclaimed wood is Legends Lumber.
Use this link to read: Gary Engman’s Complete Biography.