July 5th, 2014 is the last day the Saw Mill Division will be open to the public. (This does not effect the ongoing operations of the Logging Division.) We
are closing it for the time being hopefully to re-open in the future.
Thanks to all our loyal customers.
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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"