Since 1939, Alex Feltz, the founder of “Feltz Lumber Company”, started with a small sawmill business during the depression. Like most entrepreneurs of those times, he mainly employed relatives, depending on work in what would become the depression years. Eventually expanding, “Grandpa” Alex added planers and eventually molders.
Albert Feltz second son of Alex and Dorothy had dreams of his own. Farming was in Albert’s blood, but after returning from the Korean War, Albert and wife “Jean” changed directions and formed a partnership with Alex. Albert became this most prominent land developer and home builder of Stevens Point throughout the 60’s, 70’s and into the 80’s. He chose to retire, only to become a full-time “farmer”!
In the late 70’s both son’s “Peter and Thomas” became partners in the business. Expanding the resale lumberyard business in the area, and promoting quality moldings to local builders. Tom managed the office, while Pete kept track of the millwork production.
Once again in 1989, the company made a major decision. The lumber company property had outgrown itself. A new building was constructed to continue the millwork production a block down the street. Once in production at 180 Sherman Ave, Pete and his wife “Dar” continued to grow, staying current with industry trends and technology.
Our customer base is made up of two types, the first being a distributor to retail lumberyards and the second being a supplier to Architectural Builders, Restoration Craftsmen, Furniture Companies, and Specialty Designers.
Our niche in this highly competitive business is to produce a high quality product, at a competitive price. The key to staying a profitable competitor in this field is to offer our product with short lead times and stay personalized with each individual customer.
Feltz Manufacturing is one of only a few companies who do specialty orders and runs of less than 1000 feet. Competitors rarely, if not altogether, refrain from these small runs, concentrating on a high production volume.
Feltz Manufacturing excels in our field with some of the best and newest equipment. Keeping up with the latest technology we continue to make great strides. Word of mouth has been our best selling tool. Like other industries we’ve become part of a family of woodworkers each sharing their contacts, suppliers and services.
Peter Feltz, president of the company has years of experience in the wood field. Learning from a child on from his grandfather “Alex” and his father “Albert” both founders of the company, many business associates have come to Pete to get advice and knowledge on issues in this industry.
Reproduction of antique moldings has grown over the years with more people and businesses wanting to restore historical homes and buildings. This has been a growing trend along with our other specialty products.
Feltz Manufacturing Company will go on to be a fourth generation business with Pete’s two sons “Peter and Alex” becoming an intricate part of the business.