Purchase a Lot, Land a Vacation

At Lumber One, we not only build and remodel homes for you, we also have properties for sale to make sure you find the perfect piece of land! Our lots are located across central Minnesota, but from now until October 31, 2018 we’re focusing on four locations: Stone Gate – St. Cloud, The Wilds – Sartell, Park View Estates – Sauk Rapids, and Northland Heights – St. Joseph.

Why, you ask? Because if you purchase a qualifying lot *see exclusions* in one of these four locations, you’ll receive a four-night, five-day vacation to one of these Caribbean resorts:

Tell Me More About the Developments

Our developments are located in growing areas that would be the perfect location for your dream home. Within these four developments, we have large walk out lots for growing families, patio home lots for those looking to downsize, and lots for just about everything in between! Below is more information on each of these developments including links to the developments.

Stone Gate: With over 75 lots still available in this neighborhood, there is something for everyone. Stone Gate features high quality amenities including a pool, walking trails, ponds, access to Boulder Ridge Golf Course and all kinds of wildlife to experience. There are patio home lots, larger lots for the growing families, and executive lots including some that are over 2 acres! Stone Gate Development is located just off 33rd Street South and the new Highway 15 ramp near the site of the new Technical High School. Lots range in price from $40,000 – $149,000 including half-acre walk out lots starting at $69,900.

The Wilds: The Wilds Development is conveniently located in a secluded, residential area of Sartell just off Pine Cone Road and 2-1/2 Street North. This development boarders Pine Ridge Golf Course, Pinecone Central Park and within walking distance from Pine Ridge Softball Complex. There are 7 lots still available in this great neighborhood for $99,900 each. All lots are well over 100’ wide making these lots ideal for anyone looking to build a large rambler, two story, or patio style home. Enjoy the neighborhood pool during the hot summer months!

Park View Estates: Park View Estates is conveniently located right across from the Sauk Rapids High School off of Mayhew Lake Road. This development gives you the feel of being out in the country but is also close to Highway 10 making easy access to head north up to the cabin or south to the cities. There are 11 remaining lots in this development ideal for patio, bi-level, or tri-level homes. Pricing on these lots range from $39,900 – $64,900.

Northland Heights: This development is conveniently located in St. Joseph near Northland Park and the Lake Wobegon Trail! This development features rolling hills, abundant wildlife, walk out lots, patio home lots, and much more. Located off of Iris Lane East, this quiet area of town still provides easy access to CR 75 and I-94 which can quickly take you to St. Cloud, Twin Cities, or Alexandria. There are currently 40+ lots for sale with prices ranging from $32,900 -$61,900.00.

So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call at (320) 356-7342 for more information about this special and how to find the perfect location for your dream home and a perfect location for your next vacation to Caribbean!

Information on Qualifying Lots/ Exclusions as Part of Lot Sale/ Trip Package:

  • Must close on lot before October 31, 2018 in order to receive a four-night, five-day vacation to one of two Caribbean resorts
  • Home material or contract package must be purchased through Lumber One Avon
  • Trip must be used by April 30, 2019

How to Stay On Top of Home Improvements

Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibility. The largest responsibility is not mowing the lawn, keeping the floors clean, or checking your fire alarm battery. The largest responsibility should be keeping up with your home improvements!

Time and use will deteriorate everything in your home from siding to appliances to windows. Neglecting to update these items when needed will eventually leave your home in disrepair.

Here are some tips for staying on top of home improvements and being responsible about home ownership.


Schedule Maintenance

JD Roth from the blog Get Rich Slowly has the great advice to create a home maintenance schedule customized to your home. You can even align your home maintenance schedule with your calendar and get notified when it’s time to change the furnace filter! It can be easy to forget annual chores like cleaning the gutters, flushing the water heater, vacuuming the dryer hose, or trimming the trees. However, this regular maintenance prevents serious problems in the future on expensive repairs to your home.


Budget For Improvements

Although you should always have an emergency fund of savings for other aspects of life, it is also wise to budget and save for home updates. New windows, for instance, is unlikely to be an emergency situation, but if you set aside 1-5% of every paycheck toward a home improvements fund, you can replace and update windows when it’s best for you.


Celebrate Progress

Rachel from the blog Small Notebook suggests documenting your home improvement progress in photos or even videos. Any time you make a change to your home—however small—it is motivating to see the before and after. This process also benefits your records in the event of an insurance claim. By photographing your home improvement projects, you will be encouraged to do more and appreciate how far your progress has come.


Put into action these three tips to boost your productivity and resolve in improving your home. For all of your home improvement projects, contact the professionals at Lumber One.


How to Choose the Right Materials for Your Deck

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors – Especially in Minnesota – but only a few ways to enjoy it from home. Few summer activities are as relaxing as spending time with good company on your deck.

When building or updating your deck, there are lots of different materials to choose from. Thankfully, the experts at Lumber One are always ready to lend a hand!

We’ve created a guide to decking materials to help you find the right fit for the memories you’ll be making this summer:


Treated Decking

Of all the options available, treated decking is very common. It’s durable and affordable, combining natural materials with man-made ingenuity for a deck that is made to last. Features of this option include:

  • Economic materials
  • Chemically treated Lumber that resists rot, mold, and insects
  • Low overall maintenance

Cedar Decking

We can all agree that there’s nothing like the smell of cedar. On top of natural oils that resist rotting, it also acts as a natural repellent to insects while looking absolutely gorgeous as a deck material. We recommend regularly staining cedar to extend the life of the deck while restoring its natural luster. A few benefits of cedar decking are:

  • Strong and lightweight
  • Possesses rot-resistant natural oils
  • Naturally repels insects


Composite Decking

Composite decking brings the best of both worlds to your deck, with a few added features. They require the least amount of maintenance, are the most durable, are heat-resistant, and can last a lifetime. This family of decking materials is broken into two categories:


  1. Capped Composite Decking
  • Synthetic blend of wood flour and plastic with a PVC cap
  • Diverse color options and variations of wood styles
  • Heavier compared to PVC decking.
  • Mimics a more natural feel of wood
  • Requires no maintenance


  1.  PVC Decking
  • Scratch, mildew, and stain resistance (same color all the way through)
  • Diverse color options and variations of wood styles
  • Lighter in weight compared to Capped Composite decking
  • Absorbs little to no heat, keeping your deck cool


We hope these options provide valuable information to use on your search for a new deck. Choosing the right materials to use based on budget, appearance, durability, and climate can be overwhelming without help from the experts – but making the right choice can yield an enjoyable experience and an increase in curb value for your home.


If you’re drawn to composite decking, we encourage you to act soon. Purchase any composite deck/railing in the month of May and receive treated framing materials for free!

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