Testimonials from Hull Forest Products Wood Flooring Customers
Wide Plank Flooring Reviews and Testimonials
"Jon Ramos of Hull Forest Products goes above and beyond the call of duty. He is helpful, courteous and extremely knowledgeable. The flooring I received from Hull was of the highest quality and delivered in a timely manner, at a great price. I get daily compliments on my beautiful hickory floors. "
-- N. MacDougall, Carmel Valley, California
"Hull Forest Products' white oak 7" wide flooring is amazing. I specified 2,500 SF of it for a condominium project. The customer service was as good as it gets. These are real folks who have a great product - and pride in their products. The quality of the delivered goods was outstanding. The planks were longer than I have ever received as standard goods. The graining was the highest quality. The result was a stunning floor that looks timeless from the moment that it was installed. I highly recommend Hull for wood floors. "
-- Jonathan Cutler, AIA, Brookline, Massachusetts
"Our hope for the project was to get locally sourced materials for a high-end new home. Hull Forest Products sourced just the right material, milled it to our specs, and dealt with our shifting schedule. Great! "
-- S + H Solar, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"We chose Hull Forest flooring because they provided quality wide board flooring in the state we were building our home. We used local sources to save on transport, and to promote local family owned businesses. They are a sustainable company which also was important to us. Beautiful product, and great customer service! Highly recommend Hull Forest products. "
-- J.B., Sharon, Connecticut
" We laid out the boards . . . and [our installer] stood back and said 'Oh my gosh, in 30 years, we've never installed anything like this.' We had the one home with flame birch in Beverly Hills, but it was all 6 inch board. When you're looking at 16s and 17s and 19s and 12s and 10s and 11s and 9s, it's just unbelievable . . . So Jon I can't thank you enough for all the time and effort it took to put this together. I can see the genius in all the milling and how you culled through the boards . . . The widths are magical to work with. . . Just an awesome job and wanted to share it with you."
-- E. C., Newport Beach, California
" Your flooring has been praised effusively. We are so happy with it!"
-- N.M., Carmel Valley, California
" The Ash floor is gorgeous and has remained stable."
-- M.F., Lakeville, Massachusetts
" We are so happy with the wood product we got from Hull Forest Products. Our Hickory floors finished in a natural poly are gorgeous. We had them very lightly sanded (just kissed) so all the saw marks are still there. We accented the boards with black cut nails at the joints of every board. We are thrilled with how they turned out. Thanks for all your help in getting us the Hickory. The Pine paneling also is perfect in our basement. The saw marks and knots are exactly what we were looking for. Again you were a great sounding board and full of advice on our project and it is appreciated."
-- Lillie W., Cumberland, Virginia
" We are so pleased with the wood. Our installers have said the milling is perfect and that it has been great to work with. So thank you again!"
-- Jody Dunn, Barrington, Rhode Island
" The pictures attached don’t really do the floor justice. I was really pleased with your product. It doesn’t get any better."
-- Todd S., Oakland, California
"I wanted you to know that every single person who has come into our home has commented on our beautiful wood floors. We are very pleased that we decided on the longer planks of the rift sawn white oak. It is so obvious that the wood is of very high quality, and yet the look is very elegant in a simple, understated way, which is the perfect fit for our house on the water. Contractors in the know have been particularly impressed. We were also fortunate to find highly competent installers in Walsh Flooring in Ridgefield, NJ, who quickly identified your product as a superior one. They were also very impressed with the bullnose for the stairs. Walsh will finish the installation of the floors on Tuesday, and then we will make a final decision on the finish. At present we think we will opt for Arboritek Avenue 20. I will gladly send you some pictures once the floors have been finished. I have also passed on your name to several contractors. I also wanted to specifically thank you for your excellent service. As novices, we really appreciate that you’ve taken the time to answer all of our questions and we are grateful for all the tips and feedback that helped us make the right decision. Finally I also wanted to properly thank [your driver] Kenny for his kindness during the delivery."
-- Asa Schoening, NJ
"I received the flooring Friday and fit the entire house over the weekend. Once the wood has acclimated I will go back in, make any adjustments and nail her down. The long lengths and trueness of the planks really helped me move quickly and efficiently. I think I may be at about 1% waste, seriously just a few small blocks. The overage I am going to rip down to use for trim work. I have recommended you guys to a few friends interested in replacing their floors. Thanks for the good quality floors, I will send some pics when it's all complete."
-- Jorge Pease, Miami Beach, FL
"The delivery went well and you have an excellent truckman. The wood is gorgeous! I'm not sure what we'll be looking at more in the future, the Connecticut River or the quartersawn Red Oak. Job well done! Thanks- you folks are wonderful to work with. ”
-- Brian Dirlam, CT
“ The flooring from you was extremely high quality. The tolerance in the milling was excellent and I found it very easy to sand and install as there was virtually no warping or defect. I have recommended you to some other people that may be in the market for flooring. ”
-- Brian Dirlam, CT
“ Jon, got the wood [mineral red oak flooring]! All I can say is Oh My Gosh! I've never seen quality of such! We just don't have this product here in any form. Thank you and please tell Ben the same. ”
-- Brett James, Tennessee
“ I have to say that I am really pleased and will definitely be using your flooring again in the future. I'd recommend it in a flash. ”
-- Jonathan Cutler Architecture and Interiors, Brookline, MA
“ I am once again very pleased with both the material quality and level of professionalism and efficiency Hull provides. The material was just what I had hoped for, and the Saturday pickup was ideal . . . We are incredibly pleased with every wood floor in our house! I will be contacting you again for any further wood I need. ”
-- Kevin R. Grindle, Amercian Society of Landscape Architects, CT
“ You shipped us some lumber first part of the year. I never got a chance to get back to you but I tell you the quality of lumber was fantastic, you know the milling was – you just don’t get any better than that. Just want to let you know that I was really happy with that product, and everything went down fine, and I took some pictures and we laid it ourselves and you know, I’m an old carpenter, and I still putts around a little bit. So I’m going to send you some pictures of what we did, and I tell you the floor just came out perfect, and the quality that you shipped me was just great. ”
-- Jon Watter, Santa Monica, California
“ We love the new wood floors. The change they have brought to our home is amazing! ”
-- J.D., California
June 18, 2010
“ Just wanted to say thanks for getting that great looking flooring to us today. It's even nicer than I imagined. The stair treads are also just right. I even love the [reproduction] nails. ”
-- B. Riordan, MA
January 4, 2010
“ Just a note to let you know I am so very happy with my maple floors. They are beautiful and I have received many compliments about them. I chose your company because you practice forest management. I didn't want wood from who knows where. You were a pleasure to work with and I wish your company many more years of sucess. My house also says thank you for the beautiful wood floors. ”
-- Nancy Polydys, CT
October 13, 2009
“ Many, many thanks for the wonderful tour of the Hull Forest Products facility. I was impressed beyond words. It was a pleasure meeting Mary and Ben Hull, as well as other members of the staff, all of whom graciously welcomed me to your facility, introduced me to your wide range of milled wood products, and answered my myriad of questions relating to your fascinating operation, from forest management to shipment of finished products overseas.
Touring the mill was the fun part. To see hardwood timber--right off the logging truck--being transformed with sophisticated computer-controlled milling machines into finished product right before my eyes was truly amazing. This process must be experienced firsthand to really appreciate the enormous effort required to deliver such a diverse array of wood products from railroad ties to wide plank flooring. It was thrilling and educational, an experience any architect, builder, or homeowner would value.
Dedicated, efficient, well managed, well maintained, environmentally conscious, safety minded, forward thinking, personable are words I would use to describe the operation and management of Hull Forest Products. And to think that this family-owned manufacturing company is based right here in Connecticut at a time when sadly, very little seems to be made in our country any more. I will not only recommend your beautiful timber and flooring products, but will do so proudly and enthusiastically.
Thank you for allowing me this exceptional opportunity. Keep up the good work! ”
-- Philip W. Tankard, AIA
September 8, 2009
“ I love the picture of my fireplace that you put on your web page What's Great About Oak. My Red Oak floors are so beautiful, I would recommend Hull Forest Products to everyone who cares about quality and responsible pricing. The wood quality is the nicest I've ever seen. I am a typical American woman who takes much pride in her home and its appearance. I know quality wood and workmanship when I see it. My home was nice before, but now it is beyond any dream come true. I love my home! Thank you, Hull Forest Products and Greg Clark of Pioneer Installers in Uxbridge for a job well done. ”
-- P. Dean, Millville, MA
August 11, 2009
“ My latest project is finished and my father now has a really nice apartment over my new garage. The product was once again first rate. You may recall we purchased the wide plank Red Oak with "sticker stain", but as you can from the end result, it is beautiful. I have yet to install the wide plank pine in my barn, but when I do I will forward photos of that install as well. Thanks again for all your time and consideration. ”
-- J. Monde, Milford, CT
June 16, 2009
“ I love how my floor looks. The bevels really delineate each board. Our floors are radiant floors, and as per your advice regarding the 7" planks, we glued, nailed, screwed, and plugged. I am really happy with the result and with your service and patience helping me make a decision. ”
-- L. Willow
June 16, 2009
“ I really admire your follow up and comprehensive courtesy. In addition to your great service, your website is the best I have seen and I can truly say that I know nearly every flooring mill in the northeast that has some representation online. I also feel your prices are quite fair. Thank you so much for your patience and generous informative manner. ”
-- Marlena Marallo
December 3, 2008
“ I just wanted to let you know, my hickory floor is awesome! Phil did a great job and was a pleasure to work with. Thanks! ”
-- Kim Scott, CT
February 5, 2008
“ After installing, screwing, plugging and finishing with Waterlox tung oil, every floor we purchased from you has turned out perfect. We will be forwarding you pictures in the near future. After seeing the quality of our new floors, my in-laws have decided to purchase wide plank flooring from you, too. ”
-- Kevin Grindle, CT
August 20, 2007
“ The wide pine is just awesome. It looks fantastic. I never have anyone come in the house without saying "where did you get these planks?" The widths are incredible. I love the color variations. I was nervous about doing all of this over the phone and internet, but it worked out great. I wish I had ordered more. ”
-- Jack Risenhoover, Texas
August 31, 2007
“ Your Ambrosia Maple flooring is awesome. I had a good time putting the floor in. Everybody who looks at it goes "what is this?" People love it. It arrived when it was supposed to and went down fine; I didn't have any problems with it at all. My neighbor liked it so much he bought the extra from me for his bathroom. ”
-- Jason Wood, Pacific Beach Builders, WA
January 31, 2007
“ Brian and I are very happy with our flooring. The antique look with the knots and worm holes are in keeping with the style of our new home. Although our home is brand new, the flooring gives our home the look of an older, lived in and loved home. Our experience with your staff at Hull Forest Products was a pleasure and we would recommend your company to our friends and family. ”
-- Jennifer C. Lavoie, CT
February 9, 2007
“ en was very kind in explaining all the different woods, and your samples helped me make a decision. It [our Country Sugar Maple floor] is phenomenal. It looks so gorgeous—the most beautiful floor I've ever seen. It's exactly what I'd envisioned and I am 100 percent satisfied—money well spent. ”
-- Lisa Morin, CT
February 9, 2007
“This was the first pine floor I'd ever installed. It was perfect. Your Eastern White Pine was exactly what the customer wanted and they're very happy with it.”
-- Mark Diener Woodworking, FL
February 22, 2007
“ Thank you so much for all of your guidance and wonderful customer service on our recent flooring order. The floors are incredible, and I thank your for your help in picking the right widths and species of woods for us. The Ambrosia Maple is breathtaking. I'd also like to mention that my husband and I are not the only ones who were impressed with the quality of the wood. The installer commented both on the lengths of the boards and the clarity of the wood, saying it was almost perfect. My builder was also impressed, especially with the Ambrosia Maple and thought we should have used it in more of the house. Thanks again, I'll be sending pictures soon. ”
— Lia Short, CT
Hull Forest Products has been a great find for Mary and I; living in a 280 year old home it's often hard to find products which fit the time, but can enhance this age old beauty without breaking the bank. Whether it's building 5,000 feet of oak five-rail fence to keep our Alpacas happy, or adding Hickory flooring to our newly remodeled master bedroom, Hull's products have exceeded our expectations in beauty and craftsmanship.
—Rick and Mary Marenger, Alpacatown Coventry, CT
Thank you for the White Oak you supplied to us. We cut it to size for the frames and put it in the steam box and it bent very well.
--John H. Procter, Shannon Classic Yacht Resotration, Schulz Boat Company LLC, Bristol, RI