Urban Lumber Expands with Acquisition of Urban Hardwoods

By Rich Christianson

It’s hardly United Technologies merging with Raytheon to form a $120 billion company, but Urban Lumber Co.’s acquisition of Urban Hardwoods LLC is still big news in the parlance of the urban wood marketplace.

Urban Lumber Co. of Springfield, OR, announced last week that it had acquired the assets of Seattle-based Urban Hardwoods. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Urban Lumber announced the acquisition in its Nov. 15 newsletter. Seth San Filippo’, CEO of Urban Hardwoods, said, {T)he acquisition is a natural match as we expand on our credo for a sustainable future through heirloom quality hardwoods and handmade furniture. Closely creating these projects with you has always been our top priority, and as we move forward into 2021, we are offering the expertise of nine more stellar craftsmen and consultants that we are ecstatic to call Urban Lumber family.”

Urban Hardwoods new showroom in Bellevue, WA, opened Aug. 22.

Each of the two companies is well-established in its local urban wood scene. Urban Lumber was founded in 2006 and Urban Lumber started business in 2001.

The two companies also share several other business traits, including:

  • Operating sawmills dedicated to milling trees removed at the end of their service from parkways, backyards and other areas of the urban forest;
  • Manufacturing custom live-edge tables, case goods and other furnishings for residential and commercial customers;
  • Maintaining retail showrooms — Urban Lumber’s is in Springfield, Ore.; Urban Hardwoods moved into a new 2,500-plus-square-foot store in Bellevue, Wash., in August.
  • Employing about 10 people.

Learn more about Urban Lumber and Urban Hardwoods.