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Hull Forest Products began in a Rhode Island backyard in the 1960s when company founder William Boston Hull was a teenager. Hull showed an early affinity for trees: at the age of fifteen he borrowed money from a local farmer in order to purchase his first woodland. Taking his passion for trees to the University of New Hampshire, Hull earned a degree in Forestry, then got his start in the lumber business on an old fashioned circular sawmill, sawing white oak into barrel staves for the J.H. Hamlin Company of Portland, Maine.
In 1970 Hull moved the business to Pomfret, Connecticut, where his tiny operation grew into the largest sawmill in southern New England. Now in business for over half a century, Hull Forest Products manufactures more than 10 million board feet of lumber annually for use around the globe and has a thriving wide plank flooring business.
Hull Forest Products provides award-winning forest management services for public and private landowners in New England and New York, and Hull forestry clients have won prestigious Tree Farmer of the Year Awards. Hull Forest Products has also been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for organizing one of the largest forest conservation projects in Massachusetts history. With multiple generations of the family working in the business, Hull Forest Products continues to manufacture premium wood products, provide long-term forest management, and seek out opportunities to preserve the working forests of New England.
Circa 1970 photo of a log truck in the mill yard at Hull Forest Products
Company founder Bill Hull