Allard Lumber was started in 1974 by Clifford Allard and his brother on the farm of Robert Allard Sr. with a 100-year-old hand set circle mill sawing custom orders. Our mill has grown significantly since then and now includes several log yards in multiple states as well as kiln drying, planing and grading lumber. Allard Lumber now has more than 50 employees and continues to be owned and operated by Clifford Allard, his son Trevor Allard, and their families, who have a hand in every aspect of the business.
Vermont has changed significantly during our lifetime but we still believe that our greatest resource in the Northeast is our timberland. If we harvest it and manage it properly, it can support residents of New England for many generations to come. The surrounding communities are important to us. We believe that maple sugaring, farming, tourism, responsible forestry, and recreational land are interconnected.
We focus on using the most efficient milling techniques possible to get the most out of every log. The waste that comes out of our mill (wood chips, sawdust, shavings, and bark) is used to dry lumber, heat buildings and kilns, to make mulch and other wood products. Nothing is wasted; all byproducts are used or sold.
We offer tours of our plant to woodlot owners, school groups, and other community organizations.