Small Logs.

Better Lumber.




565 W 5th Ave Colville, Wa 99114



Specializing in the production of lumber from smaller-diameter logs, Vaagen Bros. Lumber has been working in the forest industry for over 70 years. In the early 1950s, Bert and Bud Vaagen established Vaagen Bros. Lumber and built the foundations for a legacy of innovation, stewardship and leadership that has spanned generations. Today, the company continues as a closely held corporation owned by members of the Vaagen family.
Our commitment to making the highest value and best use of every log has led us to explore the world for new ideas and innovations in processes and technologies. These new innovations help minimize waste, increase productivity, and enhance the quality of our products. Today, in addition to operating a flagship facility in Colville, Washington, Vaagen Brothers Lumber operates a sawmill in Usk, Washington. Vaagen is always expanding upon its forward-thinking practice of optimal resource management.

Flagship facility

Colville, Washington


Usk, Washington

The Vaagen Approach to Sustainable Forestry

harvesting smaller logs reduces environmental impact

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An important aspect of the Vaagen Approach to sustainable forestry is maximizing the use of every harvested tree. We aim to utilize as much of each harvested log as we can. Components like bark, chipped logs, and wood fiber find their applications in the paper, power generation and landscaping sectors. Our dedication to optimizing the use of every log drives us to search globally for innovative ideas, processes, and technologies that reduce waste, boost productivity, and elevate the quality of our offerings.

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