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Certified Wood Products, Inc™

A Woman-Owned Business

Certified Wood Products Supplies Rough and Finish Carpentry Wood Products, Including Custom Cutting and Milling

We carry an inventory of fire-retardant and preservative-treated lumber and sheathing that are agency certified and Kiln Dried after Treatment (KDAT). Our products carry a stamp you can trust!

We provide non-standard sizes of dimension lumber and boards. We source specialty and hard-to-find forest products.

Our rough carpentry packages include precut in-wall bracing and blocking, roof blocking and bracing , precision end trimming and custom cut panels.

Our finish carpentry packages include T&G patterns and custom profiles and millwork: casing, baseboard, chair-rail, extension jambs and specialty moldings. We replicate original millwork.

 

Certified Wood Products Specializes In Forest Products For The Manufacturing Industry

We supply industrial lumber, plywood and OSB for pallet, crating and other packaging needs.

We supply high grade wood for products requiring premium appearance.

Our products are stamped HT or KD-HT.

We offer custom cutting. We provide non-standard sizes of dimension lumber and boards.

 

Certified Wood Products is a Leading Supplier of FSC®-Certified Forest Products. These Products Help Earn Credits Under The LEED® Green Building System and The Living Building Challenge™.

We stock top quality FSC-certified forest products for immediate shipping. The FSC is the gold standard of forest management, protecting animals and water quality, banning hazardous chemicals, minimizing clear cuts, protecting old growth forests, forbidding illegal logging and protecting the customary rights and resources of local people and communities.

We help professionals design and build structures to support their customers’ initiatives for sustainability, environmental stewardship, human health and climate change.

 

Contact Brent Rowan (Sales) at 320-963-1500 or Brent@certifiedwood.net

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Contact Dan Haugen (Sales and Procurement) at 320-963-1500 or Dan@certifiedwood.net

Our Staff

Diane Haugen

Diane Haugen

CEO

Diane is the Chief Executive Officer of Certified Wood Products, Inc. She has over 25 years of broad and deep business experience, focusing on mission, vision and values, strategy, finance, risk management, organization design and development, business data and analytics, operations and Human Resources.  In 2000, she co-founded Certified Wood Products, Inc., to supply forest products that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). Diane’s decision to start Certified Wood Products was a value-based one. She wants her legacy to be one of stewardship and sustainability through linking up responsible users with responsible producers.  Her graduate and undergraduate education is in Business, Industrial Relations and Education. 

Diane was named “2020 Construction Woman of the Year” by Associated Builders and Contractors, MN/ND
Diane was named a 2020 finalist, “Top Women in Construction” by Finance & Commerce, MN

diane@certifiedwood.net

Dan Haugen

Dan Haugen

President

Dan is President of Certified Wood Products, Inc.  He holds a degree in Forest Products Marketing from the University of Minnesota.  His comprehensive technical knowledge and deep understanding of the characteristics and properties of wood fiber allows him to provide strong consulting expertise to our customers, helping to ensure they purchase the right forest products for their projects and products. Dan helps customers with submittals for green building program requirements. Dan co-owned and operated Haugen Lumber Company, a wholesale distribution company and a millwork manufacturer, for 25 years.  After selling this business in 2000, he co-founded Certified Wood Products, Inc., to supply forest products that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC). Dan’s decision to start Certified Wood Products was a value-based one. He wants his legacy to be one of stewardship and sustainability through linking up responsible users with responsible producers.

dan@certifiedwood.net

Owen Beniek

Owen Beniek

Accounting

Owen leads our accounting, credit and technology functions.  He assists the sales staff with the financial activities that expertly and efficiently support our customers and business partners. Owen enjoys helping our customers and business partners with their questions and company information needs.

owen@certifiedwood.net

Brent Rowan

Brent Rowan

Sales

Brent has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry in general contracting and sales roles. His experience includes uniquely integrated architectural design, interior design and construction management services. He understands the needs of those who are bidding and ultimately using forest products, including rough and finish carpentry – Division 06 products.  As a sales representative with Certified Wood Products™, he consults with commercial contractors and manufacturers to help them find the best products they need to meet their project and product requirements. Brent helps customers with submittals for green building program requirements. His passion is providing full-service forest products consulting to our customers.

brent@certifiedwood.net

Tony Schroeder

Tony Schroeder

Warehouse Operations

Tony oversees our warehouse operations and activities to ensure our inbound and outbound deliveries are handled and tracked accurately and on-time.  He expertly builds your orders to ensure they leave our facility in excellent condition.  He maintains a pristine warehouse environment for the safety of staff and visitors and for sustaining the excellent quality of our products. All of our inventory is stored inside and handled properly for quality assurance. 

tony@certifiedwood.net

Michael Tallman

Michael Tallman

Warehouse Operations and Building Maintenance

Michael works with staff to meet the operating needs of our business and our customers. He assists with moving our raw and finished goods in and out of our warehouse, handles the certified stamping program for our manufacturing customers and helps keep our office facility and grounds in great working order. Michael is a proud Marine veteran. We appreciate his military service to our great country!

FSC® Means:

Responsible Forest Management

Our Values are firmly rooted in the principles and criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), that helps ensure we have forests for all, forever. Growers and harvesters of FSC-certified timber must:

Protect water quality!

Protect animals, especially threatened and endangered species!

Prohibit highly hazardous chemicals!

Limit clearcuts to protect forest ecology!

Prohibit conversion of natural forests to non-forest uses!

Protect rare old growth forests and other high conservation value forests!

Prevent deforestation and the loss of natural forest cover!

Protect customary rights and resources of local people and communities!

Certified Wood Products Inc. has provided FSC®-certified lumber and plywood for thousands of LEED® projects and multiple The Living Building Challenge™ projects throughout North America. We have exported FSC®-certified forest products internationally as well.

We’re very successful in sourcing hard-to-find forest products and specialty items.

The majority of Certified Wood Products’ inventory is available as certified according to the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the highest standard for responsibility in forest products available in the world today.

The Forest Stewardship Council

was created in 1993 to halt deforestation and safeguard forest ecosystems using the power of the marketplace. It is an independent, non-profit, global organization that promotes responsible forestry. A standards-setting body for a forest certification system, the FSC, through its Principles and Criteria for Forest Management, has established the highest standards for growers and harvesters of timber. This is critical because forests regulate our climate, clean the air we breathe and are the source of much of our drinking water.

The FSC is the gold standard of forest management, ensuring wood purchases are good for the environment and human health, top quality, socially responsible, safeguard our forest ecosystems and help mitigate climate change. Products that come from FSC-certified forests may be used in building projects that require wood with an environmental pedigree.

Certified Wood Products believes that the world’s forests are best protected when managed under the FSC®’s Principles and Criteria. To promote the cause of responsible forest management, Certified Wood Products actively participates in the FSC® system and strives to advance the visibility of, and trade in FSC®-labeled forest products.

Every time we purchase a forest product, we make a decision about how well our forests are managed. If a product is FSC®-certified, you can feel confident that you are directly supporting the gold standard of forest management. Forest managers are enabled to do their best work when consumers reward their effort!

Along with many independent pioneers and practitioners of “green” building techniques, the U.S. Green Building Council and its LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ has taken the lead in defining what a responsible building is. LEED® is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.

 

LEED® provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals. Based on well-founded scientific standards, LEED® emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

The Living Building Challenge™ is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.

Corporate Giving

 

We believe we have a responsibility to make a positive impact on our environment, our community and our world.
We actively support organizations that help promote human dignity, human flourishing and the sacredness of human and animal life.

Annually, we contribute 10% of our earnings to organizations that are making a positive impact. The organizations we support work hard to destroy human trafficking, economic exploitation, homelessness, human and animal rights abuses, disease, hunger and malnutrition, violence against women and children, poverty, etc. These organizations also help with needs that arise because of natural disasters, pandemics, persecution, etc. Additionally, we look for organizations that address addictions, mental illness and depression and that prioritize safety, health and opportunity for every human being.

A sample of some of the organizations that we support – because we feel they are expert and compassionate in tackling these areas and issues – include Feed My Starving Children, Samaritan’s Purse, World Vision, Joni and Friends, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the Animal Human Society, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, Prison Fellowship and Habitat for Humanity.