Paulson Wood Products was established in 1981 by Don and Paula Paulson. They
bought the existing sawmill from Ernie and Vera Yerke. Don and Paula upgraded
equipment, installed a new sawmill, and built a new office and lumber storage facility.
They soon developed a reputation for producing well-manufactured lumber and
maintaining a neat and orderly yard. After 31 years of success, they sold the business to
Bob and Sharon Cole.
Bob is a third generation sawmill addict, with 38 years of experience. He worked for 30
years as a lumber inspector and will continue to maintain the high level of quality set by
Don Paulson. Bob maintains close ties with his original family business, Cole Bros.
Lumber Co. in Woodbury, Connecticut. At Paulson Wood Products (which shall remain
Paulson Wood Products), Bob is sawyer, mill manager, and handles the lionís share of
sales and inquiries. Sharon is office manager.