The history of Bison Hardwood
Bison Hardwood’s roots began as Buckeye Hardwoods in the early 1980’s as the western distribution outlet for a small eastern Ohio lumber mill. After a fire destroyed the neighboring kiln which held much of Buckeye’s inventory, Hank and his partner went to work designing a kiln of their own. As demand for high quality, properly dried hardwood products began to take rise in the west, there was one component missing…a custom millworks facility in Montana to serve the needs of customers in the region.
Over the years, Hank and Buckeye Hardwood & Lumber Co, built a reputation as a flooring and molding mill that could manufacture unique, custom products with precision craftsmanship. Buckeye’s clients included elite business executives, Hollywood’s biggest stars and, of course, the loyal support of every-day local Montanans. In 2017, a new chapter started when Buckeye Hardwood became part of the Flooring Distribution Group (FDG) and was renamed to Bison Hardwood. Bison Hardwood is home to the same quality and excellence that was developed at Buckeye Hardwood, but now with greater ability for distribution and networking. The Flooring Distribution Group includes Cascade Pacific Flooring Distributors, Denver Hardwood, Lockwood Flooring, NGF Distributors and Rio Grande Flooring Distributors as well as Bison Hardwood. Bison Hardwood continues to serve its customers with the same level of expertise and quality that was developed over the years at Buckeye Hardwood & Lumber Co.