Logging is a passion

For many years, as I worked my way through college, while raising a family, I always had something in the back of my mind. I'd catch myself staring at stands of timber on the sides of the road as I drove past. I spent a fair amount of my childhood in the woods and have always felt at home in it. As I neared the finish of my degree, I realized something wasn't right.  I was going to school full time, working full time, and raising my then family of  6.  I decided it was time for a change.  A now or never moment.  I knew I needed to give it a try or I might regret it for the rest of my life.  At age 29 I took out  a loan for equipment and walked into the woods leaving the past behind.  Now with a family of 7, it hasn't always been easy.  A lot of days were harder then I'd ever had before, but to me I was doing something that I loved.  For me, life is too short to not take that leap.  Timber cutting gets into your blood.

Logging Since 2011

Ever since I took that leap of owning my own business, I have been honing my skills. My skills as a timber faller, equipment operator, and forester.  I have about 20 years of chainsaw experience with 9 working in the woods full time. Thats roughly 1,000 hours per year, cutting timber. I've got the same amount or more hours operating equipment. I also fix all of my own equipment.  I have years of experience in seeing the results in how timber is managed.  The before and after effects of how a stand of timber is marked and cut and why. I have built in relationships with lumber mills and log buyers and know who will give the best possible return for each species.  I am a member of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA) and am also up to date in training with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).  You will often see the SFI stamp on many paper products.  All of these attributes combined will assure you that you will have the best possible company managing your forest. 

R.H. Peplinski Logging LLC