Category 1: Homes and Major Structures


Kevin Tadych   •   Hazelhurst, WI   •   LT40 HD   •   98% of lumber cut on mill   •   $40,000 estimated saved 
Kevin, an orthopedic surgeon, decided that his office needed a remodel. “I determined to use a Wood-Mizer to remodel on a budget… Now we love it and won’t even think of selling it!”

Kevin Tadych's Project

Kevin Kiwak   •   Sandisfield, MA   •   LT40 Super  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $200,000 estimated saved 

The only power tool Kevin used to build his dream home was his Wood-Mizer sawmill, and every wood element in the construction was processed on the mill, even the 32,000 shingles. Click here to read his full story!

Chris Malone   •   Carthage, MS   •   LT40 HD   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $100,000 estimated saved 

With his LT40 sawmill and downed trees after hurricane Katrina, Chris was able to build his dream home, and he says, “I am going to enjoy the results of the work for a long time!”

Larry Dee Church   •   Beavercreek, OR   •   LT15   •   100% of exterior lumber cut on mill   •   $20,000 estimated saved 

Larry chose to use his own timber to supply the siding and decking material to complete his concrete home. “[I had] a lifelong dream to… build the house I always wanted. The LT15 provided the opportunity…” Connect online:

Joe & Molly Ambercrombie   •   Natasulga, AL   •   LT40 HD   •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $50,000+ estimated saved 
"Molly and I had a dream for a new home we could build together on our farm using as much wood from the farm.”
William Sharpe   •   Petersberg, NY   •   LT40 Super   •   95% of lumber cut on mill   •   $100,000 estimated saved 

“No one has ever seen a design like this, because it came out of my head. Most are amazed at the open spaces and stonework.”

Greg Weyrich   •   Frazeysburg, OH   •   LT15   •   80% of lumber cut on mill   •   $50,000 estimated saved 
“It has been my dream to create a special place in the beauty of the woods in Knox County. When I purchased the Wood-Mizer LT15 10 years ago, I never would have imagined that it would survive what I’ve put it through… The durability of this sawmill made this project possible.” Connect online:

Gary Bumgarner   •   Worley, ID   •   LT40 HD   •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $250,000 estimated saved 

Gary remodeled a doublewide mobile into this Bavarian style masterpiece. “This was my last hurrah! I’m 72 years old… I couldn’t have done it without my wonderful Wood-Mizer mill. It is the best tool I ever bought. I could cut immediately whatever I needed.”

Harry Whigham   •   Kinston, AL   •   LT40 HD & EG200 Edger  •   65% of lumber cut on mill   •   $115,000 estimated saved 

Harry helped his son build this home, and used a lot of reclaimed lumber in the construction. A total of 80,000 board feet of lumber was cut on the mill!
Steve Ogburn   •   Pioneer, CA   •   LT30   •   20% of lumber cut on mill   •   $15,000 estimated saved  

Architect Steve Ogburn’s 1985 LT30 came in handy in remodeling the exterior of their home in the California foothills. “It was one of the most rewarding and satisfying things I have done in my life to mill my own lumber, to learn how to mill, and to learn how to timber frame.”

Craig & Linda Forman   •   Meadville, MS   •   LT70   •   80% of lumber cut on mill 

“I never dreamed I would have such a fine house. We are very thankful to the Lord in leading us to Wood-Mizer because we would not have been able to do this. People love it! We are enjoying it very much and we thank you for such a fine product!”

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