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Our History

A Company Founded on Diligence, Perseverance, and Knowledge

In 1931 in Salem, Oregon, Clayton Morse opened a small building materials store for contractors, builders, and handymen. Over the years, that single storefront has grown into a multimillion-dollar enterprise, serving the Pacific Northwest. We are the region’s premier provider of quality building materials, superior customer service, and above all, knowledgeable expertise in every facet of construction — from foundation to finish. Today, third-generation owner Jim Morse continues to build on a proud family legacy, rooted in a solid fundamental: Put customer needs first. Jim says The key to customer satisfaction is providing expert analysis, knowledgeable execution, and meticulously follow through.

Recognizing the Most Important Element in the Construction Equation: People

While Pacific Lumber & Truss has been quick to adopt the latest in machinery and technology throughout its history, senior management has always placed uppermost emphasis on attracting and retaining the most capable minds in the business. It’s an approach that’s paid great dividends for our customers, vendors, and all of our employees. Rely on us for the skills, knowledge, and materials to successfully complete every building or remodeling project, now and in the future.
Major Changes in Our History

In order to best serve the needs of the marketplace, Pacific Lumber & Truss has anticipated market changes and adjusted our capabilities according to our customer needs.

In 2001, we acquired an eight-acre lumber yard, including a full-service loading dock, in Hillsboro, which serves builder markets as far away as Seattle, Boise, Sacramento, and Honolulu.

In 2002, we purchased two additional lumber yards and a truss manufacturing facility. We also established the Lake Oswego Remodeler’s Center.

In 2003, we founded Pacific Door & Millwork, which provides premier doors, windows, moulding, and millwork. We also expanded into Central Oregon, opening a new lumber yard in Bend.

In 2004, we added our second truss manufacturing plant, located in Bend.

In 2007, Pacific Door & Millwork moved into a new 15,000-sq.-ft. facility.

In 2008, Due to the economy and the sharp reduction in new housing starts, we consolidated and changed our focus to lumber, hardware, and truss sales.

In 2012, As the economy continues to improve, we moved into a new facility on Jean Road in Lake Oswego.

In 2015, To prepare for a new resurgence in the building industry, we moved to a new 66,000 sq.-ft. facility in Beaverton with a 10 Acre yard. We nearly doubled our Truss production capability.

At Pacific Lumber & Truss we are diligent, and always looking ahead to new opportunities and even better ways to serve you.