August 2017



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Employee Spotlight

Dan James – Facilities Maintenance Foreman

How long have you worked at Big Creek? I have worked at Big Creek for six years.

What is your favorite part of working for Big Creek? I enjoy working with all of the people at Big Creek! I get to work with many people throughout the company from our sawmill to our lumber yards and beyond. Another highlight is getting to interact with our customers. My other favorite part of it is working at the sawmill, at its scenic location  overlooking the ocean.

What’s your favorite product that we sell? I really like working with Hardie Board because it is both weather resistant and has aesthetic values. And of course, I love the redwood. I work with our redwood almost daily and it is hard to beat.

What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy mountain biking, fishing and hanging out with my family.

Four Factors to Consider When Working with Minimalist Floor Plans

To make this contemporary look work, keep spaces simple and open
By Kacey Bradley

Many homes are now following the trend of a minimalist modern house plan. As remodelers are called more often to work in these types of homes, they should keep in mind four important characteristics. These homes tend toward open floor plans, yet implement many interesting features of the last few decades, with vintage furniture designs constructed from sustainable materials as an example.

The theme of the trend makes the remodeler repurpose the acronym K.I.S.S.: keeping it simple and sustainable. From structure to landscape, consider these characteristics you may see in a minimalist modern house plan:

1. Minimalist Modern Structure
In architecture, the minimalist modern home leaves more to the imagination at first glance, vastly different from Art Deco, Victorian, and other ornate design aesthetics. The real question is: How open is too open.

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Community Outreach

Here’s a snapshot of one of our School Life Lab Garden donations. This is a before and after shot of the new garden beds at Amesti Elementary School in Watsonville. Congrats to Amesti school on a fantastic garden!

August Market Report

All three markets, Green Doug Fir, Western Sheathing, and OSB have pushed higher in July some items matching highs.

Demand is higher than production, and wild fire danger could slow logging, so expect prices to be firm into August.

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