Introduction:

Welcome to Hoffmeyer's Mill

Below you may read some general information about our unique 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:

http://www.hoffmeyersmill.on.ca/web/hoffmeyers.htm

 

 

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 20 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 fast enough please call.

 

STORY

Hoffmeyer's Mill was established in 1906 by Henry Hoffmeyer. It was previously a wooden well-pump factory. The original mainline-shaft dates back to the 1870's. Additional equipment has been added over the years 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. Skeptics have long since silenced, for now we are in our 35th year and have entered the 21s century... still working on 19th century technology! We now help support 7 local families with the employment of our staff.

picture from the 1950's or 60's

 

 

 

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 1970's

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. All lumber is stored under a roof!

 

 

An older photo of the main line shaft.

NEW 2014 - Watch a TV frature online in the Media link!

Plus see us featured in the September 8th,2006 edition of the
Toronto Globe and Mail:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060908.wreal-architourist0908/BNStory/RealEstate

 

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