How An Expert Home Builder Makes All The Difference

How An Expert Home Builder Makes All The Difference

You haven’t experienced home building until you’ve worked with an expert, custom home builder. At Lumber One, we’ve worked hard to create a full-service construction business where you can get everything you need and want for your new home without having to rely on multiple services.

Find out about all of the ways hiring an expert home builder like Lumber One can make all the difference in your new home!


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Lumber Yard

You should expect excellence. Full-service lumber yards are the place to go for expert advice and the best quality products at reasonable prices. Since 1962, we’ve been providing our extensive selection of products on-site, with the ability to special order anything you need to complete your building project!

Interior Design

Our interior design center specializes in ensuring your space provides the exceptional comfort, energy efficiency, beauty and functionality you need. Our experienced and highly skilled interior designers work closely with you to truly make your home your own.

Whether you know exactly what you want but are struggling to put together a design, we welcome you to our interior design center at our Avon location. We have the tools, team and talent to coordinate the elements of your home and create the perfect living space!


Great homes and buildings begin with great plans. We are proud to offer in-house drafting to our customers and are dedicated to providing a full-service experience. Our drafting experts work closely with our customers and can help select a plan, redesign one, or develop a brand new blueprint to meet your expectations and match your preferences.

If you’re in need of a new home, give the experts at Lumber One a call!

Fall 2016 Tour of Homes #15

How To Find The Home Of Your Dreams This Fall

You’ve got a dream home in mind already: you can see your family happily living there or visiting for years; the neighbors dropping off misdelivered mail; and, the neighborhood kids riding past on bikes in the summer.

But to find the home of your dreams, you’ll need to do a lot of searching. But you can simplify the process by visiting our Home #15 on the Fall 2016 CMBA Tour of Homes! At Lumber One, we know homes, and we know we have the perfect one for you.

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The first step towards finding your dream home is to visit the Fall 2016 CMBA Tour of Homes website. At this website you’ll find addresses and descriptions of all of the homes on the tour, along with a convenient map from Google showing you where exactly the houses are. But our guess is you’ll be drawn to one home in particular: Home #15!

Discover Lumber One’s Home #15

You can learn about Home #15 on the Tour of Homes website, including: the price, address, the number of bedrooms (4) and bathrooms (3.5), square footage, along with some of the other amenities. This is also where you can get the phone number for your house, to talk to a representative like Jim Green and get to know the house better.

Visit The Home During One Of Its Open House Times!

Finally, make a plan to visit the home during one of the dates and times designated on the Tour of Homes website to really get a feel for this home, as well as how we at Lumber One build homes.

Tours run weekends, from Sept. 16-18 and 23-25. The tour is held Fridays from 4:30-7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5 p.m. It’s free to attend.

Once you’ve had a chance to interact with the Lumber One home in St. Cloud, we know you’ll be in love just like we are! And remember, you can always contact us with any questions; we know every inch of this home!

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How To Use Our Search Tool To Find The Perfect Property For Sale

Finding the perfect home can be a ton of work! Everybody has different tastes and interests, so it’s difficult to find a resale home which has just the right details for you. We recommend stopping the used home search, and instead looking for property for sale!

At Lumber One, we have property for sale across the state, from Alexandria to Cambridge, from LItchfield to Brainerd, even in Rochester!

We believe building your own home after finding the perfect property for sale is an infinitely better option than purchasing a used home without all of the features you’d like. And we have just the tool to help you with your property search!

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We have a search tool, located here, which will help you find the perfect property for you!

At the above page, scroll down to the center of the page and you will find a map covering all of central Minnesota, from Alexandria to Cambridge and from LItchfield to Brainerd. On it are little Lumber One logos, indicating property for sale at that location.

At this point, you can either click on the logo near the town you want to live at, or you can look above the map for a drop-down menu which says “Filter by” with “All” below it. Click on “All” to find a list of every town we have property for sale in!

Once you choose a town from the drop down menu, the map will depopulate, only showing Lumber One logos of property for sale in your selected town. Now you can click on the logo.

Once you click on the logo, it will take you to a special page just for that particular property. You’ll see a satellite map of the area around the property, likely with a few different properties for sale.

All properties are color-coded: RED & GREEN are for sold properties; BLUE is for model homes or homes on hold; YELLOW is for special pricing; and, WHITE is for property for sale.

Happy searching, and contact us with any questions!

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Stone Gate Lot Sale

Lumber One currently has special pricing in our Stone Gate Development in south St. Cloud.   Go to our Developments Page and enter St. Cloud to access our Stone Gate Development for more information on special lot pricing.  Or contact Lumber One for more information.  For Sale Sign

Freshen Up Your Bathroom With A Springtime Remodel

Springtime is a great time to get your hands dirty . . . or let us do the dirty work for you! At Lumber One in central Minnesota, we have the design expertise, know-how and parts needed to freshen up your bathroom.

We have a ton of great tips for you as you work towards remodeling your bathroom!

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Every sink has advantages and disadvantages based on the type of bathroom you’re creating. Pedestal sinks are great for small powder rooms, but offer no storage or deck space. Vessel sinks sit above the counter so you have more room for drawers, but it can be tougher to keep clean. A vanity with a sink takes up the most room in a bathroom, but it has a lot of storage and deck space.


Porcelain or glazed tiles make an easy floor to care for. Porous natural stone tiles are usually more expensive but can really help beautify a space. If you want a non-slip floor, choose tiles with textured surfaces, matte finishes or sand-containing glazes.


A fan is a must. For a master bath, splurge on a very quiet fan which won’t wake up your partner at night. For a family or guest bathroom, consider a mid-range model, possibly with a timer so you don’t have to rely on kids or guests to turn it on or off. For small powder rooms install a loud fan for maximum sound privacy near public areas.


Certain features like a hand-held shower can be added at any time, but you should plan permanent features from the start. Grab-bars should be secured to wall studs, and you may want to consider a shower which is level with the rest of the bathroom so no one has to step up into it.

Master Bath Musts

If you’re designing a master bath, you’ll definitely want to consider creating a private area for the toilet. You might also like to have a separate shower and bathtub so two people can clean-up at once. Creating a double-sink vanity is on the top of many people’s wish lists, just be sure to leave enough space between the two sinks, drain to drain.


A recessed niche in a tub or shower gives your soaps and shampoo a permanent home, rather than using a shower caddy which takes up valuable shower space.

Lumber One: Tough Bidders, Great Builders

At Lumber One, your project is our top concern. We operate based on honesty and integrity, have done so since 1962, and continue to strive to deliver an exceptional experience with every client. You can rest easy knowing that when you contract with Lumber One for your bathroom remodel, we do things right the first time and never cut corners. Contact us today, or visit one of our two convenient locations in central Minnesota: Avon and Cold Spring.

CMBA Tour Of Homes

CMBA Tour Of Homes

b6cb36d4-59b5-4ca8-a43a-5623cc1a7e12_398_122Lumber One Avon will be having two model homes on the 2015 CMBA Spring Tour of Homes, March 13-15 & 20-22. Stop by and see us one or both weekends!

CMBA Home #10 is a 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom tri-level home located in the Heritage Development in Sartell. This home includes vaulted ceilings, open kitchen, poplar millwork, and is priced to sell at $159,900.

CMBA Home #15 is a gorgeous 2 bedroom and den patio home in our Stone Gate Development on the South Side of St. Cloud. This home includes in-floor heat, a spacious sunroom, gas fireplace, granite counters, and maintenance free stucco exterior. Relax and let the association take care of snow and lawn. This home is also for sale and priced at $305,900.

Reinvent Your Kitchen This Spring With A Remodel

Kitchen remodels can be tricky. Our expert designers here at Lumber One in central Minnesota can help you find the right products to use, and we can help install them as well! We also have a ton of great, general kitchen remodel tips gathered here, so check them out, along with our retail store when you are ready.

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Flooring is a great way to give a kitchen a quick update. There are many different laminate floorings, vinyl tiles, or even ceramic tiles which can mimic the look of a real hardwood floor if that is what you are looking for.


A pantry can be made into a focus piece by painting it a sharp color, maybe a dark green or bold blue.

Drawer pulls can be replaced with wider handles, which can be used to create drawer labels.


Dining room or breakfast nook chairs can be redone with slipcovers instead of upholstered. This is more practical and makes them easy to launder.

If you have a bar or other stool area, trade in your usual counter-height stools for diner-style bar stools for a funky piece. They’re durable and easy to clean.


A splash of color can be added by buying subway tile with a metallic sheen to it. Install it behind your range. It can pick up the shine of stainless steel appliances while softening the transition between darker counters and lighter cabinets.

Lumber One: Tough Bidders, Great Builders

At Lumber One, your project is our top concern. We operate based on honesty and integrity, have done so since 1962, and continue to strive to deliver an exceptional experience with every client. You can rest easy knowing that when you contract with Lumber One for your kitchen remodel, we do things right the first time and never cut corners. Contact us today, or visit one of our two convenient locations in central Minnesota: Avon and Cold Spring.

Pole Barn Specialists!

Pole Barn Specialists!

adcfa179-999f-4a83-9bcf-e3afccfda71b_398_306Brian Abraham has joined the Lumber One staff as a pole barn specialist! He currently has crews in place to start your project immediately and he can work with you to assess your needs. Brian has extensive experience in the construction industry and Lumber One is happy to have him on board. Contact Brian at 320-356-7342 today!