Headwaters Builders Association

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Log window wallHeadwaters Builders Association (HBA), chartered in 1993 and affiliated with the Wisconsin Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is a proactive professional organization dedicated to providing quality attainable housing in northern Wisconsin. We currently have about 100 members, including builders, subcontractors, building suppliers and related businesses in Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Florence, Iron, Price and Northern Lincoln counties and surrounding areas. The Headwaters Builders Association keeps its members in touch with the latest innovations, designs and technology to give Northwoods residents the best possible homes.

Headwaters Builders AssociationAmerica’s housing industry has been refining building crafts, introducing new techniques in energy performance, comfort, design, easy maintenance and much more. Today’s home is a marvel of modern engineering and technology with more than three thousand component parts. The components pass through many hands, and a professional builder is able to assemble them into a fine finished product of which both the owner and builder will be proud.

Professionals belong to their local Home Builders Associations. Membership allows them to keep up with the latest information in the building industry, enabling them to build a high-quality home in today’s competitive market, giving their customers the most for their money.

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Company Introduction

Steve Ory, founder and owner of Enterprise Wood Products, originally developed his knowledge and passion for wood products as a logger. As his business evolved from logging, to owning a sawmill, Steve moved toward the next logical step, building a finished wood products plant.

In 1998, the one machine operation was moved from the original location in Enterprise, Wisconsin to Rhinelander. From that single molder in an unheated pole shed to the current plant in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Steve’s son, Tom, grew up working at the family business. After graduating from UW- Madison he moved back up to the Northwoods in 2011 to start working towards taking the business over. Tom runs the day to day operations of EWP while still getting guidance from Steve.

Today, Enterprise Wood Products offers a wide variety of custom designed wood products including paneling, flooring, molding, mantels and furniture. In addition to the wood supplied by EWP’s own sawmill, they also offer reclaimed lumber from a variety of sources. Enterprise Wood Products will continue to offer a wide array of customized wood products that will enhance the beauty, richness, and history of your home or business. We sell direct to homeowners, contractors, and commercial clients.

EWP was started to be able to continually add value to wood products from our forests and our sawmill. Taking a tree from the woods and turning it into a finished products that a customer will enjoy for many years is a truly special process.


What services/products does the company offer?

EWP offers hardwood flooring, tongue and groove paneling, trim, timbers, mantels, bar tops, interior doors, and prefinishing. EWP’s sawmill and dry kiln facility allows them to take logs and lumber provided by customers and process that material into finished products. If you are building a new house and have to clear a lot, send your logs to EWP and they will turn those logs into products you can enjoy in your new home. EWP prides itself on producing premium quality products and services.


Recent Featured Project

EWP is excited about the reopening of Gooches Bar in Boulder Junction, WI. EWP had the privilege of providing wood paneling, trim, doors, bartops, and cabinets for this project and can’t wait to see how everything turns out!


Personal/Family Info

The Ory Family loves spending time in the outdoors of the beautiful Northwoods.


Feel Free to Contact

Tom Ory
3145 Cty Hwy G, Rhinelander, WI 54501
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Headwaters Builders Association
P.O. Box 1074
Minocqua, WI 54548