We exist to be the best.

Located in Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, between the Cascades and coastal ranges, Elk Creek Forest Products is a full-service distribution and remanufacturing lumber company. Headquartered in the heart of Douglas Fir country, our distribution yard is stocked with over 15 million board feet of premium lumber and timbers from the Northwest’s finest sawmills.

Elk Creek Forest Products Lumber YardElk Creek’s product line ranges from green framing lumber to seasoned FSC® timbers.
We can get you whatever you’re looking for in whatever quantities you require: units for yard stock, job-specific units, even single exposed beams. Whether you’re looking for a full truckload or job-specific tallies, we can do it.

Our knowledge of the industry, supported by an extensive inventory and quick access to custom milling and treating operations, enables us to fill your custom orders efficiently and accurately.

We pride ourselves on quality, integrity and our commitment to service.

Our History

Elk Creek Forest Products’ story began in 2001 at Elk Creek Sales as a two-man operation built on a foundation of hard work, determination, and “going the extra mile”.

After five years of steady growth, in 2007 Elk Creek moved into a bigger lumber distribution yard. That same year the business was fortified when Elk Creek Forest Products was organized in a partnership with Idaho Pacific Lumber Company.

Following the Great Recession, what began as a small distribution yard quickly grew into a flourishing lumber company. Inventory and services grew, employees were added, and facilities expanded.

In 2014, having outgrown 3 lumber yards, Elk Creek acquired 20+ acres of property in McMinnville, Oregon where today together 75 team members manage over 15 million board feet of premium Douglas fir lumber.

A multi-generational company, Elk Creek continues to grow inventory and add team members, but still adheres to the same principles it was founded on, enabling it to continue its strong growth into future generations.

Core Values at Elk Creek Forest Products

Core Values

  • We believe powerful people empower others (leadership).
  • We believe a thriving culture is the most important thing (excellence).
  • We believe our success requires an ownership mentality (relationships).
  • We believe there is gold in every person (faith).

Our Team

Brett Slaughter

Brett Slaughter

President, Purchasing, Sales

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Brett Slaughter

Brett Slaughter

President, Purchasing, Sales

Brett has been in the lumber industry for 20 years. He started and founded Elk Creek Forest Products in 2007. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family, fishing, hunting and sporting activities.

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly

Vice President of Operations

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Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly

Vice President of Operations

Mark has been in the lumber industry for over 35 years. He is a founding member of Elk Creek Forest Products. When not working, Mark enjoys being with his family, fishing and outdoor activities.

Floyd Billings

Floyd Billings

Sales

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Floyd Billings

Floyd Billings

Sales

Floyd has been in the lumber industry his entire life and was the first salesperson to join the Elk Creek team. Floyd has a wealth of knowledge in lumber and the industry and was honored by PWLA with the Lumberman of the Year award in 2008. In his spare time, Floyd enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

Kevin Grindy

Kevin Grindy

Sales

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Kevin Grindy

Kevin Grindy

Sales

Kevin has been in the lumber industry for 21 years and with Elk Creek since 2009. When not at work he enjoys hunting, fishing and camping.

Mark Swinth

Mark Swinth

Sales

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Mark Swinth

Mark Swinth

Sales

Mark has been in the lumber industry for 30 years and with Elk Creek since 2010. He enjoys sitting in the duck blind with his dog, waiting for the next flock to come in.

Steve Snyder

Steve Snyder

Sales

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Steve Snyder

Steve Snyder

Sales

Steve has been in the lumber industry for 30+ years and has been with Elk Creek since 2014. Steve enjoys many outdoor activities and his family while he is not selling wood!

Rick Yonke

Rick Yonke

Quality Control, Business Development, Sales

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Rick Yonke

Rick Yonke

Quality Control, Business Development, Sales

Rick has 38 years of experience in the lumber industry and joined Elk Creek in 2011. Rick provides Elk Creek with expertise in the industry and quality control of our products. Rick resides in Washington with his family where he enjoys boating and fishing the Puget Sound, golfing and getting in as much bird hunting as he can!

Kim Hill

Kim Hill

Sales Assistant

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Kim Hill

Kim Hill

Sales Assistant

Kim has years of experience in the lumber industry and has been with Elk Creek since 2014. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and wine tasting in the beautiful Willamette Valley!

Dave Billingsley

Dave Billingsley

Sales

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Dave Billingsley

Dave Billingsley

Sales

Dave is a lumber industry veteran of 40 years who joined Elk Creek in 2012. Dave has been involved in all aspects of the distribution side of the business - purchasing, operations, logistics and now brings that experience to our sales team.

Amber Peterson

Amber Peterson

Sales Assistant

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Amber Peterson

Amber Peterson

Sales Assistant

Amber joined the sales team at Elk Creek in 2017. She loves spending time with her husband and 2 girls. When the weather is nice they enjoy the outdoors, especially at the Oregon Coast.

Marcos Flores

Marcos Flores

Sales Assistant

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Marcos Flores

Marcos Flores

Sales Assistant

Marcos began his lumber career at Elk Creek in 2015. He enjoys the great outdoors with his wife and dog, camping, swimming, and hiking year round.

Join The Team!

Are you interested in joining our team?
Call or email us to start a conversation.

(503) 474-4446 | hr@elkcreekforest.com

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