About Us

Just a little bit of background information.


After 35 years in the hardwood lumber business on a wholesale basis, the great recession forced us to “re-invent” our business model.

With the warehouse/office space off of I-364 already owned and having a wealth of experience in the hardwood industry that included being a certified inspector and kiln operator, we thought it might work to bring the best of our supplier base (over 600 mills) to the retail/contractor market. We also incorporated the timber and rescued wood off of our 400 acre family farm outside of Louisiana, MO. giving the product line a personal/local touch.

Low & behold, it has gained traction and we have discovered a new passion. After 35 years of troubleshooting in the wholesale end of things, we actually enjoy working closely with people and their projects, not to mention helping contractors and cabinet makers gain profitability.

U-Pick Hardwood Lumber continues to grow by expanding our product line to offer not only lumber, but premium hardwood plywoods, hardwood moldings, carving woods and much more.

As with lumber, all products will be brought to you with superior quality at a competitive price being the foundation of everything we do! This brought to you with a smile from a safe environment.


“I use U-pick for all of my Hardwood needs. The price is way better than the competitors in the area. I have become a regular customer over the past few years and really value the supplies I get here. Whether your looking for a slab or dimensioned lumber they have what you need.”

“Great prices, Great selection, great service.”

“Went here for wood for my daughters jewelry box. Great selection and the owner was really nice! Definitely would recommend.”

“Excellent selection and reasonable prices for a wide variety of domestic and imported lumber.”

“I could spend hours in there just browsing the selection of lumber and thinking about what i could build with each type of wood I look at. Love the exotics, especially purpleheart. Prices are also reasonable. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about the properties of the lumber, especially the exotics. Tigerwood, Zebrawood, Purpleheart, etc. if you are looking for exotics, this is the place and it’s available in sizes I have not seen anywhere else in the area. I will be going back for any of my woodworking needs!”