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Treating You Proudly

Posted 01/17/2018 by Jase DeBoer

We take our business seriously and we want to provide our dealers with the best customer service possible. That’s why we created our ProWood Proud Dealer program: to give dealers the benefits they deserve. Our program consists of two tiers based on the amount of ProWood dimensional lumber you carry. Becoming a ProWood Proud dealer has many perks. Below is a taste of what you can expect.   Advertising fund accrual – Dealers who are ProWood Proud will have access to fund...

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Never Settle

Posted 01/19/2017 by Jase DeBoer

Never Settle. It’s more than our new tagline. It’s the way we do business. It’s our anthem. We continue to be relentless about what we do best: be honest, hardworking and pay attention to the details that set us apart. We never settle, and we don’t expect our customers to. So, what sets ProWood® apart?  Simple.     Industry-leading lifetime limited warranty     Exceptional product performance     Largest selectio...

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Expanding Parks with ProWood

Posted 09/21/2016 by Jase DeBoer

Summer has quickly come to an end and we’re beginning to make the transition into cool, fall weather. In Michigan, the air is crisp. Leaves are turning color. And—new this year—people in Grand Rapids will get to experience the vibrancy of the season in a vast expansion of one of the nation’s largest urban parks – Millennium Park. As part of the 50-acre addition, a 570-foot pedestrian boardwalk was added to give visitors a chance to take in the new sights of the park...

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Support the Changing Standards for Treated Lumber

Posted 04/27/2016 by Jase DeBoer

We're embracing the recent ground contact standard changes set forth by the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) in February of 2016. The new standards released by the AWPA recommend that current above ground treated lumber applications must now adhere to (UC4A) ground contact requirements when they’re: difficult to maintain, repair or replace (such as deck joists or ledger boards) and critical to the performance and safety of the entire system/construction installed less t...

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Desperate No More

Posted 02/19/2015 by Grace Gietzen

Desperate no more! We put a stamp on another desperate-to-dazzling deck makeover, and the recipient, Amy Spoonhower of Gordonsville, Va., is beginning to enjoy what promises to be years of parties, deck sleepovers and quiet mornings viewing the beautiful rolling hills of Virginia. Amy, a middle school science teacher, won our Desperate Deck Contest in August 2014. The contest asked people to submit pictures of their desperate decks for a chance to win a $20,000 makeover with ProWood lumber and...

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Gordonsville, VA., Resident Wins ProWood® Desperate Deck Contest!

Posted 08/20/2014 by Universal Forest Products Web Team

  Amy Spoonhower will soon be the proud owner of a custom-built ProWood deck valued at $20,000 Amy Spoonhower and her fiancé took a leap of faith when they made an ambitious commitment to a foreclosure in Gordonsville, Virginia, in the rolling hills of the beautiful Virginia Piedmont. Deciding to give a moldy, leaky house a second chance at being owned and loved, they worked diligently for more than four years to restore it and make it a home again. As energy and budgets dwindl...

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Enter the ProWood Desperate Deck contest for a chance to win a dream deck

Posted 04/17/2014 by prowoodlumber@ufpi.com

How desperate can a deck get? That’s what we want to know. We're giving desperate deck owners across the nation a chance to win a $20,000 deck makeover through the 2014 ProWood® Desperate Deck Contest. ProWood is asking homeowners to send pictures of decks in their most desperate state — damaged, unstable, color-worn — whatever they deem desperate. The most desperate of them all will be selected to receive a makeover using ProWood Professional Grade pressure treated lumber ...

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Desperate No More! Heather Foskey’s “Desperate Deck” Gets a Dream Makeover

Posted 11/22/2013 by prowoodlumber@ufpi.com

Heather Foskey can strike one item off her husband’s “honey-do list”: The family’s deck has been made shipshape, in a big way. If you remember, ProWood selected Heather as the winner of its 2013 Desperate Deck contest. In her entry, Heather wrote:  “My husband is active-duty U.S. Navy and was stationed away from our home and two children for 15 months. He is deploying next year for at least nine months, which really limits his time for the ‘honey do li...

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ProWood Treated Lumber Featured in Dream Dog Park

Posted 08/16/2013 by prowoodlumber@ufpi.com

ProWood® was thrilled to be a big part of an exciting new “Dream Dog Park,” sponsored by Purina’s Beneful dog food brand in Lancaster, Pa., using ProWood Professional Grade Lumber for many of its structures. The park was unveiled to the public on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 as Beneful’s third Dream Dog Park project!  The park, inspired by Lancaster resident Angela Bauman's 2012 contest winning entry, features an array of amusement park-themed elements. Univers...

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ProWood Announces Desperate Deck Contest Winner

Posted 08/16/2013 by prowoodlumber@ufpi.com

How desperate can a deck get? That’s what UFP wanted to know when it launched its 2013 ProWood® Desperate Deck Contest in April. After receiving nearly 100 desperate deck entries,the judges selected their grand prize winner: Heather Foskey, of Chesapeake, Va.   With her entry, Heather wrote: “My husband is active-duty U.S. Navy and was stationed away from our home  and two children for 15 months. He is deploying next year for at least nine months, which really li...

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