August Lofholm was born in Norway, Michigan on April 3rd, 1907. In 1944 August married Lucille Sundquist and started a sawmill operation approximately 3 miles outside of Norway near Piers Gorge. The sawmill was known as the August Lofholm Lumber Mill.
In addition to cutting logs and selling lumber, August began to take orders and deliver roofing with a 1935 Ford truck. That same truck is now featured in many local parades.
In 1953, August opened a lumber yard next to Ebeling’s IGA on Main Street in Norway. It was quite a sight to see full-size semi’s parked on Main Street and even more of a challenge unloading them.
August’s two boys became interested in the business at an early age. Robert joined in 1967 and Dave joined in 1971 after graduating from Michigan Tech. Both are currently co-owners.