Sears Trostel has been serving builders, designers, homeowners and hobbyists throughout Northern Colorado for eight decades. Today our 5,000-piece moulding library, super-fast Lean Manufacturing processes, and huge inventory of products and services are unmatched in the region. See for yourself why craftsmen throughout the mountain states choose Sears Trostel.
A Lasting Legacy
Carl Trostel founded his lumber company in Fort Collins' original business district in 1929. The flagship store, on Linden Street, supplied lumber and building materials to the growing Northern Colorado construction industry. Bob Sears, son-in-law of Mr. Trostel, took over management and operations in 1948, and for the next 30 years, ownership remained with the Sears family as the company became a mainstay of the downtown business community.
In 1981, two employees, Steve Schwartz and Curt Viehmeyer, purchased Sears Trostel Lumber from the Sears family and began to transform the company. The partners recognized and responded to a growing need for quality hardwood lumber and sheetgoods along the Front Range and in mountain communities, and restructured the company to better meet demand. This resulted in a dramatic expansion of the company's moulding inventory and custom millwork services throughout the 1980s.
By the early 1990s, Sears Trostel embarked on an aggressive expansion strategy to serve a growing region beyond Fort Collins, and in April 1994, opened a 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art lumber distribution and moulding manufacturing facility on Airpark Drive in Fort Collins. Winter 2004 saw the relocation of the original Old Town location to a larger facility at 1500 Riverside Avenue.
Now employing over 60 people, Sears Trostel offers an array of products and services to customers throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and parts of Nebraska. The company's offering includes quality custom millwork, hardwood and softwood lumber, sheetgoods, woodworking tools, supplies, hands-on instruction, classes, training and more. The company's Lean Manufacturing millwork facility is unmatched in the region, and its customer-focused delivery systems allow the highest quality custom mouldings to be delivered in the fastest, most efficient manner possible.
Though Northern Colorado has changed dramatically since 1929, Sears Trostel continues to be a mainstay of a growing region, with a commitment to quality and service that has remained unchanged since day one.
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Great customer service.
by Bart, 09/07/2013
What a great place to hang on days off. Bart
Great service, very customer oriented
by Rob S., 02/27/2012
I purchased a sizable amount of hardwood from Sears Trostel. They worked with me to fine tune the order, patiently answered my numerous questions, and provided me with several different quotes. After I received the order, I made some changes to the plans, and I thought I might have some hardwood plywood left over. They cheerfully agreed to take it back.I've dealt with another hardwood supplier in Denver, and Sears Trostel was a very welcome change. This is my hardwood supplier from now on.
Good service, fair price
by Fred Murdi, 11/22/2011
I have always found S&T to have an excellent selection of woods, prices that are fair, and service that is just fine taking into account the number of folks that would rather talk than buy.
do yourself a favor and avoid!
by Nagato, 01/25/2011
This business is poorly managed, overpriced goods, and has terrible customer service. I'd advise against doing business with them!