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If you go back all the way, Higmo's was
founded in 1955 when the original
sawmill was set up by Ralph Higgins as a
side project to the dairy farm... but
eventually burned from a gasoline leak.
The small dairy farm industry eventually
burned itself out too in the late 60's, so
Ralph drove a truck instead to support his
growing family. A serious accident in
1970 left Ralph paralyzed for 6 months,
from which he would never fully recover.
All hands on deck pitched in through the
latter part of the century to cut hay in the summer and logs & pulp
in the winter for income to hold onto the
All hope for a sawmill was not lost however. As Allen (a.k.a. Higmo) and Marcia shared a common interest in
wood and learning how to saw lumber. A few Uncle Henry's trips later a vintage circular sawmill was rising from
the ashes of the original mill location. Paula Hersom soon joined the team and through a lot of hard work and
dedication Higmo's was born.
Higmo's is now a full time logging/lumber operation based on "farm family get the job done" attitudes & values.
Still run by it's founding three members (although we get some help sometimes from a revolving cast of part
time seasonal helpers). We don't seem to say no to anything so give us a shout on your next project and see if we
can help your dream become a reality.
Allen Higgins - songwriter/guitarist and owner of Higmo's Inc.
Lumber-Music-Logging has won a Nashville Songwriting Contest through
Paramountsong.com for his song "Your Name On It"