Hardwood floors can add beauty and warmth to any home, and what’s more, they also increase the home’s market value and ability to sell. Choosing the color and style of hardwood floors, however, can sometimes be a difficult task. Your new floors must complement every aspect of your home, including the walls, furnishings, cabinetry, architecture, […]
Quality Lumber Solutions for Boat-Builders
As one of the most prolific importers of FEQ (First European Quality) Teak in the US, McIlvain Company is a favorite lumber importer among yacht builders. We provide marine-grade vertical grain Teak that’s used often for decking, wide cover boards, toe rails, and a myriad of other marine applications. Because we have a long-standing relationship […]
Custom Trophies and Awards
Everyone deserves to be recognized for their individual accomplishments. From corporate executives to little league participants, everyone appreciates when others take not of their achievements. Celebrate special accomplishments and events with custom trophies from CFpromo. Trophies are available in all shapes and sizes from CFpromo, and there’s a custom award for every celebratory situation. The […]
How to Save Money on Ipe Lumber
If you’re looking for the best of the best, when it comes to premium hardwood decking, the clear choice is Ipe. Of course, like most high-end materials, you can expect a price tag that matches its quality. The already high price of Ipe is sometimes increased due to supply-and-demand issues connected to the harvesting timeline […]
Is Being a Vegetarian Safe for Teens?
As children grow into young adults, they become much more aware of the issues and concerns of society. From watching a documentary in health class to becoming concerned with their own safety, teenagers often question the way of the world. As this occurs, many teenagers start becoming active in their community. They try to help […]
Softwood Lumber Options
From weekend woodworkers to professional deck builders, almost everyone who knows lumber at all knows that Western Red Cedar is a top choice for exterior applications. But is it the best for all applications? And if you’d rather not use Western Red Cedar, what other quality species are available? The softwoods specialists at McIlvain Company […]
Are You Willing to Invest in a First Rate Ipe Deck?
Deciding on a decking lumber If you’re considering building a new deck, then you’ve probably done your fair share of exploring the list of options for decking materials. One of the top choices for decks is the tropical hardwood Ipe. However, because this lumber is somewhat pricier than some other types of wood, it might […]
African Mahogany Shortage Facts and Fictions
Currently, lumber wholesalers and suppliers everywhere are experiencing a shortage of African Mahogany. While this fact is verifiable and undisputed, the cause of this shortage is often misunderstood. As direct lumber importers of Mahogany and other African species, McIlvain Company maintains close relationships with African saw mills. This kind of connection makes us uniquely qualified […]
Are You Eligible for a Vehicle Tax Deduction?
Nobody enjoys writing checks to Uncle Sam. This year, the experts at Thornton Chevrolet suggest researching whether you can add an extra deduction to your state and local taxes by purchasing a new car. These deductions cover transportation expenses for any business. Many vehicles used for business tax deductions will have the logo or contact […]
Is Ceramic Tile a Good Choice?
As the most common type of tile used, ceramic tile adds beauty to any home, office, or commercial building. Ceramic tile is formed out of clay and then heated, and after the clay has been fired and dried, a glaze is added to create the color of the tile. Ceramic tile comes in a variety […]