The History of Perkins Lumber Company
1938 - The Beginning
Perkins Lumber was founded in 1938 as Tomlinson Milling Co. in Willmar, MN on it's existing site.
1960's - The Name Change
Changing it's name to Tomlinson-Perkins Lumber in the 1950's the company continued to grow and was instrumental in the growth & development of Willmars south side as a residential contractor/developer as well as a retail building materials outlet. Changing to it's current Perkins Lumber Co. in the 1960's the company continued to grow through further residential development in Willmar primarily on it's southeast side. During this period Perkins became a strong player in the agricultural building industry through it's Perkins Construction division developing a reputation as a leader in construction of poultry housing facilities and other farm structures.
1988 - Serving Our Customers
Growth continued as Perkins acquired another retail outlet in Spicer,MN--Perkins Lake Region Lumber, in 1988 to serve the lakes area communities and surrounding areas north of Willmar. Perkins continued expansion efforts in 2006 with the introduction of Interiors by Perkins.This division would concentrate on areas of cabinetry, counter-tops, flooring and storage systems. Interiors moved into the Wilmar Location in 2007 and offers a full showroom and design/installation services.
Where We are at TODAY
Perkins and it's divisions currently employ 30 people and operate a delivery fleet of 16. Perkins Lumber is proud of its role in the growth & development of Willmar and the surrounding areas over the last 84 years and is equally proud to be the only locally owned independent building center in Willmar. Come visit us! We'd love to help you with your next building project.