Matheus Lumber Co. Inc.

Corporate Office:
Woodinville, WA

Business Categories:
Mill-Direct Wholesale Distributor & Pro-Dealer of Forest Products
Office Wholesalers
Contractor Sales

Number of Users : 46

“The improved efficiency has allowed Matheus Lumber to increase sales without adding additional staff.”

David Kahle
Matheus Lumber Co. Inc.

About Matheus

Matheus Lumber Company, Inc. has been a mill-direct wholesale distributor of forest products since 1932, servicing heavy construction, multi-family residential, commercial contractors, treating plants, government agencies, and global export markets. As a global distribution company, they have been providing products not only throughout North America, but also Japan, China, Australia, and other Far East territories.

Matheus Lumber also works with a number of framing contractors and can provide a variety of turnkey packages, including engineered wood and wall panelization products.


Amongst Matheus Lumber's specialties are concrete form panels and lumber. Combining these two products allows Matheus to be very competitive to job sites throughout the country. Working with over 1,000 sawmills across the U.S. and Canada, they can supply any job site with framing and other materials.

Back in 1999, the search began to replace the ageing IBM System 36 proprietary legacy system. Their main criteria for the software selection were a package that was closest to what they do, full year 2000 compliance, easy maintenance, and easy to use. They wanted a supplier with a proven track record.

In evaluating replacement systems, Matheus surveyed and had demonstrations from the leading vendors in the Lumber Products Software industry. At the same time, they were looking for a supplier who was really willing to work with them to satisfy the unique requirements of their business. The quality of the supplier’s technical support was a key issue.

Matheus Lumber has seen a rapid return on its investment, with savings in key areas such as stock control and billing. Other benefits experienced include reduced cost of ownership, increased user productivity, improved service to customers, integrated sales and operations, and better management information.

“The improved efficiency has allowed Matheus Lumber to increase sales without adding additional staff.”

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