Welcome to Hoffmeyer's
Below you may read some general information about our unique
historic operation. On the left side of your screen you should
see links of the various catagories which will lead you to infomation
on the different types of products and millwork we offer. If you
do not see these links please click:
The website is open for your viewing
24 hours -7 days a week. Sit back, get warm, and relax and stay
a while. Our website began in June 1994 (thanks Jenny and @ndrew!)
and today the website is over 24 years old! As a result the website
is full of images of work we have completed. If you go
through the entire site it should take you about an hour. Feel
free to email us with any questions or comments or requests for
quotation. Please be patient for our response as it could
take a few days. If you do not receive an email respose within
3 days please call.
Hoffmeyer's Mill was established in
1906 by Henry Hoffmeyer. It was previously a wooden well-pump
factory with the original mainline-shaft dating back to the 1870's.
Additional equipment had been added in the early 20th century
over to manufacture wooden sash/storm windows along with retail
lumber and building materials. When Henry died in 1926 his son
Lorne took over the business. Lorne retired in 1945, selling the
mill to his nephews/employees Carl and Otto Stoskopf. In 1974
Carl and Otto sold the business to John and Sharon Ogilvie effectively
making them the second family to run the business. Otto and longtime
employee Stan Schellenberger continued to work with John since
he only had business sense and knew little about carpentry and
lumber. Carl and son Steve Strasser also came onboard during the
70's. John and Sharon's son Reg began working in the mill fulltime
in 1987.Then 10 years later, Reg made the next major step in placing
the Mill online in June of 1997 with steady growth ever since.
January 2005 son Reg and wife Ruth Ann purchased the mill from
John and Sharon after they achieved more than 30 years of operation
of this business. The '70's skeptics have long since silenced,
for now we are in our 45th year and have entered the 21s century...
still working on 19th century technology! We now help support
7 local families with the employment of ourselves and just as
importantly, our employees.
picture from the 1950's or 60's
Picture from around
The Mill as pictured July 2005 here in Sebringville with plenty
of sunshine! Please sit back, relax, and read onward taking the
time for the many images on this site to load.
**Watch CMT Televison or click the
following links to see our men and mill featured in the hit music
video "A Good Man" by Emerson Drive currently climbing the up charts
and playing on the airwaves**
7/14/2006 the song
sits at #1 on the Chevy Top 20
A recent shot from inside the Mill showing our original
fully operational main line shaft which dates back to the 1870's:
shots of the mill from the early
Then most all the lumber was
kept under a roof! We now store all our lumber under a roof.
This building, and truck are
no longer present.
New Building erected in 1979
has much more space. Most all lumber is stored under a roof!
An older photo of the main line
NEW 2014 - Watch a TV frature online
in the Media link!
last updated 1/1/2019