Pine River Group’s commercial division services a wide range of customers including manufacturers, contractors and government agencies, with varying needs. Offering quality products, quick quote turnarounds and multiple delivery options when needed - serving industry professionals and contractors is a priority of our commercial sales team.
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We understand the importance of tailoring deliveries to meet your needs and expectations. By utilizing a fleet of over 100 flat-beds and units with self-unloading capability, 22 of which are company-owned by our in-house logistics team, we have the ability to react quickly and deliver on-time to your location or job site.
DEDICATED CUSTOMER CARE
We understand that extra service may be required to make a job go smoothly and we are committed to helping our customers do just that. As part of this commitment, we offer 24-hour emergency service, should you need extra help. Just call 231.709.1819 and one of our representatives will be there to assist.
When it comes to utility poles, we recognize the need for quality product with superior strength. As a result, all of our poles are produced in accordance with strict quality control measures that are ingrained in our company and facilities at all levels. Our poles are available in a wide range of species, preservatives and classes, in lengths up to 125’. Working with our team ensures you get quality product, reliable deliveries and a partner eager to see you succeed.
Western Red Cedar
We are proud to stock the Midwest’s largest supply of piling, ranging from 20’ to 50’, in 5’ increments. As wood piling continues to be the most economical foundation building option, you can stay on budget knowing that Pine River Group is working hard to deliver quality product, giving you the peace of mind that comes with building a strong and secure foundation. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business and support your projects.
WHAT IS GATORBAR?
GatorBar is a composite rebar manufactured by Neuvokas Corporation. Their patented process uses the highest quality basalt fiber and epoxy resin, resulting in an incredibly strong rebar, ideal for supporting any pavement, sidewalk, parking lot, patio, or curb and gutter installation.
HIGH STRENGTH - Its high tensile strength allows #3 GatorBar to replace #4 black bar at a comparable price.
LABOR SAVINGS - Labor savings estimated at 1 man-hour per ton of steel replaced.
FREIGHT SAVINGS - Up to 75 percent freight savings on full truckload quantities.
EXTENDED STRUCTURE LIFE - No rust high strength equals a much longer life expectancy.
REDUCED INJURY - Workers will carry and place 7X less weight per job, reducing the risk of injury and strain.
Fire Retardant Treated Lumber and Plywood
Dimensional Untreated Framing
Dimensional Treated Framing
Fire Retardant sheet goods; Marine sheet goods; Density added OSB panels; Pressure treated sheet goods; SYP and Fir untreated panels; Luan, Meranti, Imported Panels; Laminated sheet goods; Stadium Grade Lumber
IN THE WORKS
E.C. Korneffel hard at work building the foundation of a new luxury condo building in the heart of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"Pine River Group gets me great products for great prices and the quality is always good. I've never had an issue with them. Gary is always there when I need him and is great with getting back to me as quickly as possible. I would definitely recommend Pine River Group; Gary does a perfect job!" - Bruce, E.C. Korneffel
PRODUCT MANAGER — COMMERCIAL
I have been with Biewer Lumber LLC and Pine River Group for over 35 years. In that time I have held positions in inside sales, outside sales, and plant manager of the St. Clair treating plant for more than 10 years. My years of experience in wholesale lumber, poles and piling and treating give me a unique perspective on working in the area of commercial sales. I am proud to have been the first person involved in what is now the Pine River Group and have enjoyed watching the division’s growth and success over the years.
Outside of the company I enjoy watching all sports, having played recreational softball for 30 years until the knees gave out. I love golf and plan to take my talents on the Senior PGA tournament upon retirement.
PRODUCT MANAGER — COMMERCIAL
Collectively, I have over 20 years' experience in the utility and marine industries, selling utility poles, piling and marine timbers. I recently joined Pine River Group and am very excited to be a member of a team that has both a strong vision and manufacturing capabilities.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, watching the kids grow up and play sports, playing some golf myself and making an occasional trip to Chicago for the weekend.
I’ve been with the company for 13 years now, most of which was spent in the Sawmill Sales division of our parent company, Biewer Lumber LLC. I held multiple positions during my tenure there, including Sawmill Sales Manager and then when our new mill was built in Newton, Mississippi, I took on a more southern-focused sales role that sought new business opportunities and overall expansion. In January of 2018 I was asked to start a new division of our company, Biewer Trading, which aimed to bring more value to customers by expanding our offering outside of what can be considered our company’s “comfort zone.” That kind of out-of-the-box thinking and arena for creativity is something I love and thrive on. This role grew naturally to include the opportunity to work with Pine River Group on government projects, which, at that point, was a world our company had not been actively involved in. The dual-role I find myself in is fast paced, collaborative and very customer-centric which has proved to be the perfect combination for me – I consider myself very blessed to be where I am, with the team we’ve built, for a company I respect.
When I’m not in the office I’m usually staying active as a husband and father generally does. I have a beautiful wife and daughter, with another child on the way. I also enjoy camping, water skiing, golfing and working out.