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Beautiful wood recommended by leading architects

 
 

Developed in Norway, the Kebony technology is an environmentally friendly, patented process that enhances the properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid. The process permanently modifies the wood cell walls giving Kebony premium hardwood characteristics and a rich brown color. It installs twice as fast as ipê, is highly durable, and requires no maintenance beyond normal cleaning.

Recognized as Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and listed as a Global Cleantech 100 company, Kebony has been embraced by leading architects and developers all over the world for a wide variety of applications.

Recently, with long-term performance studies surpassing expectations, Kebony upgraded its warranty from 25 to 30 years.

 
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Andy
Hehl

KEBONY U.S. SALES MANAGER


 

In what is approaching two decades on the calendar here at Biewer Lumber/Pine River Group, I have been very blessed and thankful to have served in both operational and sales management. Both roles have deep meaning to me and the ability to marry the two, in my current position, has proved to be the ultimate intrigue. The autonomy we are afforded here keeps every day, week, month and year fresh and inspiring through great challenge.

In my spare time away from my favorite hobby of business, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful bride and four children, generally doing something outside...riding our horses, hunting, fishing, woodworking and outdoor ministry. I like to live by the motto 'Always content, never satisfied'... and so the story continues.

Andy Hehl
ahehl@kebony.us

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Taylor
Young

WESTERN REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

My career started upon graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in History. After college, I worked for a non-profit youth outreach as an area director, however I realized that the non-profit world wasn’t quite for me. I did however learn through my time there how to cast a vision, build momentum for a movement and lead/be part of a team of individuals working together. I felt like my fundraising skills would translate into sales and with having woodworking experience in college, I decided to see if a local lumber mill needed salesmen. The history major in me loves the story of the wood industry. I started up with Delta Millworks and eventually became their Sales Manager. It was an exciting company to work with as they sat at the forefront of the wood movement. In three years, we established ourselves as the world’s leading producer of charred wood; forming relationships with architects and builders all over the country. I am passionate about sustainability and wood being used in architectural projects and I love to focus on design specifications closely with architecture firms and general contractors. Kebony was a great fit and I am excited for more of the building industry to become familiar with this high performing, environmentally friendly product. I am excited to grow Kebony’s presence in the West and build a team of reps working hard to promote this great wood option.

I’m a lifelong Texan and native Austinite and I have immense pride in my state and hometown. I am married to a beautiful and awesome wife, Grace who is my best friend and travel partner. We have a big English Labrador who we love to play with and take on adventures. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, fishing, hunting, movie going, sportswriting and I attempt to call myself a woodworker. I am a huge fan of the San Antonio Spurs and Texas Longhorns. I am thankful God has put the people and opportunities he has in my life and I strive to be a light for Him in the business world.

Taylor Young
tyoung@kebony.us

 
 
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Joanna
Olmstead

PRODUCT COORDINATOR
 

I came to Pine River Group in 2015 with a strong background in sales management. I have a B.A. in Political Science/Business Administration from Mercyhurst College, where I was a member of the NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Team. As a sales professional I work closely with specifying architects and contractors to educate and inform prospective customers on our products. I focus primarily on Kebony decking and agricultural products and work in conjunction with our outside sales team and retail customers.

When I'm not at work, I'm spending time with my family, including my 1-year-old son. He keeps me on my toes! I also enjoy kayaking and playing volleyball in my spare time.

Joanna Olmstead
810.561.5854
jolmstead@kebony.us