Tom Bingham had the experience of seven lumbermen behind him when he purchased the family business in 2001. His great grandfather and great uncle owned a wood turning and custom wood shop and both his grandfathers owned sawmills. The second Bingham generation (Tom’s father, aunt and uncle) moved their mill, Bingham Lumber, from Fitchburg Ma to Brookline NH in 1973. The mill grew and thrived until 2000 when the tides shifted for the sawmill industry in NH.
The face of Bingham Lumber has changed over the last ten years. Some of the mill buildings have been converted to 10,000 sq ft of showroom, seminar and teaching space while other mill buildings now feature specialized equipment for manufacturing recycled wood products. The showroom depicts flooring, period wall sheathing and moulding in antique and old growth pine and hardwoods. Tom has been certified by the AIA to give seminars on reclaimed wood. Many a day sees designers, architects contractors and their clients taking a tour, learning and experiencing firsthand the vast selection of antique and old growth woods available in this increasingly desirable market. The Bingham team is very excited to have been chosen to finish the interior walls for This Old House’s 2008 timber frame home and felt honored to host Norm Abram and crew for a day of filming and education. Bingham Lumber has partnered with Stone Source, a national company that deals in natural surfaces from all over the world, in launching a new division entitled WOOD. This collaboration has won several design awards within the first 18 months for original textured and sculpted wood wall sheathing.
The face of Bingham Lumber has changed but the heart and soul of the company hasn’t. The team consists of family and several employees with 20+ years of experience, integrated from two generations. The team is determined that Bingham Lumber will continue to evolve as the times dictate, never losing sight of Don Bingham’s creed initiated sixty four years ago: Quality lumber at a fair price with good honest service.