What we do

Much more than a commercial lumberyard and fabricator, NORTHERN OHIO is a building and construction resource for the Professional Builder with over 150 years of direct involvement in nearly every major project built in our marketplace. Based in downtown Cleveland, we are the oldest sawmill and lumber company in Ohio.

Commercial Estimating

We manage project take-offs and estimating at any scale with unmatched experience across a wide range of construction materials.

Value Engineering

We serve as a partner on large projects to uncover value engineering opportunities. Send us your detailed plans and specs and we’ll do the rest.

Sawmill Services

We can do things other suppliers cannot – custom fabrication of dimensional materials, specialty Interior Finishes and unique Tables and Countertops.

Our Business is Built on Relationships

Expertise and depth of experience are critical, but our business is still a people business: Contractors, Architects, and Designers.


NORTHERN OHIO Staff to Staff relationships in our marketplace have been in place for decades.


Our job is to add value and make our client look great to their client, and we bring a trusted, collaborative partner relationship to everything we do.

Our Story

As all 156-Year old Companies Must,
We Adapt to the Needs of our Customers

NORTHERN OHIO is one of Cleveland’s oldest companies, a trusted construction supply leader in downtown Cleveland since the Lincoln Presidency. Our lumber and materials are found in thousands of structures throughout our City; we have truly helped build our marketplace.

Entering our third century in 2020, NORTHERN OHIO continues to fulfill the needs of the Professional Builder growing to three dynamic divisions:


Our mainstay for 156 years in downtown Cleveland, Lumber & Building (LBM) material supplies and service. We continue to fabricate custom heavy timbers for other area retail lumberyards from our Millhouse deck.



Our Interior Finish division, AH is known for compelling speciality wood flooring and ceiling/wall coverings made from our own curated character lumber reserves.



Our commercial Table fabrication division specializes in authentic, heritage woods for Restaurant and Offices made from our own curated character lumber reserves.


We’ve Been Supporting Northeast Ohio For Over 150 years

Operating from the heart of the city for 156 continuous years, NORTHERN OHIO is the oldest lumber company and sawmill in the State of Ohio.

Client Testimonials

“We are an old Cleveland commercial contractor. Part of the fabric of the City too. And on our projects, it is like NORTHERN OHIO sits at our table with the Architect. It’s more than product knowledge and expertise. It’s about trust. They help us purchase wisely, avoid mistakes and solve problems. And we keep the focus on our Client. My Dad knew that. His Dad knew that too.”

“Their capabilities for processing reclaimed materials into curated lumber reserves sets them apart from anyone else in the reclaimed business. Their systems  harvest, clean, and prepare the wood for a second life. Purely unmatched knowledge of species and origins of all their stock allows them to tell the untold stories and history this lumber wants to tell.”

“The fact that you are in a sawmill too meant the staff had a depth of knowledge I didn’t expect. They are construction professionals there and helped prepare material lists and estimates for exactly what was needed. A really great operation for reclaimed and engineered materials.”

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2850 West 3rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44113-2516