Emerson Hardwood’s roots are based in the historical beginnings of the hardwood industry of the Pacific Coast. In 1907, Emerson Hardwood Company was established with a band mill and veneer saw in Portland, Oregon, manufacturing oak lumber and flooring imported from Japan. Improvement to rail transportation made lumber from the eastern U.S. sawmills more affordable and Emerson Hardwood began using domestic lumber for its hardwood flooring production. Over the years the supply markets changed and Emerson Hardwood became a wholesale distributor of lumber, flooring and plywood.

Emerson Hardwood celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007. The company is a fourth generation family owned business celebrating its past with a focus on the future. The future involves the company’s latest investment in state-of-the-art millwork and moulding manufacturing facility featuring some of the most advanced woodworking equipment currently available.