Located at the foot of Mt. Shasta in North central California, TerraMai has rescued more than 5 million board feet of old-growth wood, and put it back into service beautifully. TerraMai was founded in 1991 by Richard McFarland and Ericka Carpenter. The goal for these former river guides and ski bums was “to save some trees, employ some local people and support their family in the timber country of Northern California.” They didn’t stop there. After a time, they enlisted the help of their now CEO, Ken Westrick, a Stanford grad MBA, to take their business to a new level. TerraMai states their core principals: Produce the finest wood products in the world, promote conservation and sustainable building, and partner on projects offering singular expertise and custom services.
The TerraMai story is as fascinating and breathtaking as the products they present. It’s difficult to read their story without coming away inspired. Coming from throughout the world, these beautiful and unique rescued and reclaimed woods are fashioned for use as flooring, siding and paneling, decking, as well as beams and lumber.
All products are reclaimed and are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. Sustainability is fundamental to TerraMai’s identity and central to its standing as the world’s leading reclaimed wood company.