Hank Adams – Director of Manufacturing

Introducing Hank Adams, a seasoned professional and prominent figure in the hardwood industry hailing from northeastern Ohio – the heart of hardwood country. Hank’s journey began in 1983 when he laid the foundation for the renowned Buckeye Hardwood & Lumber Co. He began his venture by establishing a dry kiln and channeling hardwood products into Missoula and the greater western Montana region.

Beyond his industry involvement, Hank’s diverse experience includes teaching social studies and coaching athletics at Arlee High School in the Jocko Valley. His proficiency extends to construction, where he earned his Journeyman Jointer and Carpenter’s certification in Alaska, subsequently launching his own business crafting structures ranging from basic designs to high-end custom homes.

In 1996, Hank pivoted to concentrate full-time on molding, lumber, and flooring, scaling Buckeye Hardwood & Lumber Co. into an impressive office, showroom, warehouse, and mill. Over the next two decades, he transformed the small, home-based operation into a distinguished flooring and molding manufacturer and distributor, recognized for its exceptional commitment to quality. Buckeye swiftly broadened its reach from the Missoula area to all of western Montana to the greater northern Rockies region and beyond.

Hank’s dedication to the industry hasn’t gone unnoticed. The National Wood Flooring Association recognized his contributions in 2012, and he secured a spot on the association’s Technical Standards Committee in 2019. In 2017, Hank facilitated the evolution of Buckeye into Bison Hardwood, a member of the larger Flooring Distribution Group, and he remains dedicated to the company’s future growth.

Hank is a Thiel College and Youngstown State University alumnus, holding a BA in History and Political Science and a minor in Education. A lifelong athlete, Hank played collegiate baseball and basketball and continued to pursue baseball post-college. Since relocating to Montana with his wife in 1974, he has nurtured his family and built a life he loves.

If you’re building a house, a contractor, or in the flooring business, rely on Hank’s expert guidance for superior hardwood solutions.

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