What started as a small shake operation for two men has flourished into a well-known, family-owned-and-operated cedar fencing mill. Wood products produced at the mill are used throughout North America for fencing projects. Tod Reichert and his business partner, Lee Day, were two young men in the mid-1970s, cutting shake bolts and performing rigorous manual labor.

What started as a profitable lawn care company has blossomed into a successful sawmilling business for Brian Schwaninger. While he enjoyed the lawn care business, Schwaninger was looking for something different that didn’t compete with so many other businesses in the area.

When thinking about a construction project, especially in Florida’s often marshy environment, most would think about the contractor, the equipment being used to move materials or build a new roadway, or what precautions were taken to protect the environment or the natural habitat.