What About You

A monthly feature highlighting insightful local businesses who are helping Maine move forward in 2021!


April 2021 Featured Business

By Clare Milton

Ware Butler Apr2021Spring 2021 brings excitement to the lumber and building supply marketplace. Ware-Butler Inc. has joined the Pleasant River Lumber family of companies.

This 96 year old iconic family business joined forces with Pleasant River Lumber Company to expand Maine Made quality lumber and building supply products throughout Maine.

Dick Giguere, former President of Ware-Butler and his daughter Julie Giguere, Marketing/Communications Manager provide stability through the changes.

Now in Waterville, Livermore Falls, two Madison locations, West Enfield and soon to open in Greenville; Ware-Butler is ready to fill your hardware and building supply needs.

Ware-Butler is excited to bring the larger collaboration of possibilities offered through Pleasant River’s diverse operations. They own and operate lumber manufacturing facilities in Dover-Foxcroft, Jackman, Enfield, Hancock and Sanford. Specializing in spruce/fir framing lumber and eastern white pine boards. They supply Ware-Butler facilities with freshly forested lumber ready for your custom project. Build a home, update your current residence or build your commercial project while employing Mainers from start to finish.

Pleasant River Lumber Company offers another exciting venue to meet homeowners/buyers needs. “Moosehead Cedar Log Homes” offer the quintessential stunningly beautiful log home experience. They work with you to customize every aspect of your home or cottage. Ware-Butler has the opportunity to coordinate this amazing experience with a creative design expert that will meet your every need.

Ware Butler2 Apr2021Ware-Butler offers complete home renovation possibilities. They work with contractors, homeowners and any “do it yourselfers” to help create your perfect project.

Channel 5 WABI in Bangor, will have Ware-Butler as a featured company in their Discover Series, for the Home Improvement/DIY episode. They will highlight Ware-Butler’s consumer friendly services and “helpful advice.” Set your DVR and watch this informative episode on April 15th at 7:30pm.

Ware-Butler and the whole family of Pleasant River Lumber Companies are taking their commitment to use Maine vendors as much as possible seriously, by keeping the Maine tradition of “buying local!”

They contract with Mathews Brothers for windows, made in Belfast, Maine Wood Treaters in Mechanic Falls for pressure treated lumber, Kennebec Lumber in Solon for freshly milled flooring, Everlast Roofing in Bridgton for manufacturing of metal roofing and Maine-ly Docks in Oakland for docks.

When you are ready to spruce up your home or cottage this spring know that Ware-Butler and the Pleasant River Lumber Company are ready with knowledgeable local friendly people for all of your hardware and building supply projects.

Contact Ware-Butler at:
Waterville (207) 873-3371
Madison Main Street (207) 696-8286
Madison Rt. 201 (207) 474-9771
Livermore Falls (207) 897-3861
West Enfield (207) 732-3351

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