Our History

Milt Cole founded Cole Hardwood in 1986 with a firm commitment to excellence. Today, this commitment continues throughout every aspect of the company including the product we source, the people we hire, and most of all, in the way we serve our customers.

With excellence as our “standard”, Cole Hardwood is known as one of the nation's leading hardwood processors and distributors. Our supply-demand capabilities ranging from 1000 to multi-million board feet, our own trucks and sophisticated expediting/exporting processes, have earned us over 1300 customers in over 40 countries.

Cole is active in our hometown community, as well. Every year we make significant donations to various organizations to help those in need and elevate those around us. After all, we know that we would not exist today without the love and support of the folks around us.

Cole Hardwood Memberships 

  • National Hardwood Lumbermen's Association
  • Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association
  • Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturer's Inc.
  • Hardwood Distributor's Association
  • Kentucky Forest Industries Association
  • Lake States Lumber Association American Hardwood Export Council
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Contact Information

Please mail inquiries to:

P.O. Box 568
1611 W Market St.
Logansport, IN 46947

Phone: 574-753-3151
Fax: 574-753-2525
Toll-free: 800-536-3151

Jeff Janssen, CFO

Tom Oilar, President

Randy Cole, Sales

Brian Gibson, Sales Manager

David Messer, Sales

Brett Nichols, Operations

Lori Maggart, Office Mgr

Marna Dillman, Office

Keith Cole, Retail Store

Cary Huggins, Kilns

Tori Cole-Wagoner, Office