Letter From The President

Lorraine Heppner

Lorraine Heppner, CEO/President

Every day our strict standards for quality millwork are not only required of us by our customer, but annually mandated through certification by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) and the Woodwork Institute (WI).  The combined quality certification has now streamlined the standard into one universal woodworkers manual for quality assurance.

The proof is in the verification that our 5 acre on-site planing mill and manufacturing facility meets the program’s criteria. The inspections further certify that each profile is milled with accuracy and precision, time and time again.  For our own efficiency, we equip our mill with ultramodern technology. Recently we have added two new Weinig Moulders to our production line. Having seven moulders on line allows us to meet the customers need for shorter lead times. We are especially pleased with the Powermat 1000. Its 4” thick(16/4) X 9″ wide capacity runs at 12,000 rpm, producing a super smooth finish for your moulding. Our other new Weing is a Unimat 1000 with seven spindles includes a universal one that enables us to machine intricate profiles with an undercut as well as stretch the width of profile mouldings or wide plank flooring to 13″ wide.

With Heppner Hardwoods, Inc. (HHI)  membership to the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) there is a gateway to technical information on both solid and engineered flooring, which enables us to be a resource for the flooring professional. Additionally, HHI abilities for engineering wood products utilizing FSC® certified lumber provides societal context for today’s eco-conscious consumer.

Our experienced computer-aided design team and knife grinding department initiates participation in your woodworking projects by offering value engineered solutions before handing the designs off to our skilled in house knife grinders.  For the convenience of your design team and project managers, we maintain historical records of your profiles. Since we are truly a custom mill, our only on-the-shelf product is 4 million board feet of hardwood lumber, out of which AWI  and WI premium grade custom mouldings and wide plank floors  are crafted.

HHI also holds Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification that may be helpful in bidding projects that require diversity.  As a WBE and third-tier wood products provider, we have been a behind-the-scenes supplier for major architectural projects as well as to the gaming and hospitality industry for over 30 years.

The culmination of our capabilities and certifications is not surpassed by our greatest  resource, that is our knowledgeable and caring staff. I think our employee generated tagline  best summarizes our values;  Pride.  PASSION. PERFORMANCE.

Our Team Leaders:

Lorraine Heppner, CEO/President   

Brent Heppner, COO/Vice President     

Jack Bogle, CFO    

Mike Irish, Sales Manager           

Christine Byrd, Business Manager    

Rafael Corona, Mill Manager