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  • doe zero energy ready home Kuntz home pondImery Group Builds DOE Zero Energy Ready Home
    What would it be like to never pay a power bill again? Mark Kuntz, chief operating officer, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US, is well on his way to finding out. With a passion for high-performance building, Kuntz decided to put his knowledge […]
  • 3D Virtual Tour Home Builder Harbin Lumber customer3D Virtual Tours of Homes Increasing in Popularity Among Builders
    Use of 3D virtual home tours is increasing in popularity among new home builders, based on observations by the Harbin Lumber team.  Over the last couple of years 3D virtual home tours have been used frequently among real estate agents, but home […]
  • YellaWood Hosts Harbin Hunters
      Customers and employees from Harbin’s Lavonia, Eatonton and Athens locations were recently treated to a quail hunting experience, compliments of Great Southern Wood Preserving, a.k.a. YellaWood.       […]
  • February Employee Milestone Anniversaries
    While every anniversary is special, major milestone anniversaries are extra special.  We’d like to wish this STAR employee a happy milestone anniversary this month, with thanks for his continuing commitment to excellence.  We […]
  • Big Night for Harbin Lumber at the Athens Area Home Builders Association Meeting
    The recently held 2019 Athens Area Home Builders Association (AAHBA) Officers Installation & Awards Celebration saw two Harbin team members receive big honors. JR Whitfield of Harbin Lumber of Athens will serve the AAHBA in 2019 as […]
  • A Kitchen with all the Fixins
    There’s something so refreshing about a bright white kitchen!  Check out this beauty we recently designed and installed.      The gorgeous cabinets are complimented by glossy white subway tiles, stainless steel appliances, […]
  • Cody GreenThe Good in Goodbye
    Cody Green first joined Harbin Lumber of Athens when he was a student at Athens Technical College, working at the store part time to help work his way through school. Graduating with a degree in information technology, he considered the prospect of […]
  • Blue Ridge Custom BuildersFeature Friday: Blue Ridge Custom Builders Lammers Residence
    Blue Ridge Custom Builders recently completed this fabulous new residence in Sautee Nacoochee, GA.  The 2,809 square foot home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and an additional 2,405 square feet available in the basement and bonus room for […]
  • January Employee Milestone Anniversaries
    While every anniversary is special, major milestone anniversaries are extra special.  We’d like to wish these STAR employees a happy milestone anniversary this month, with thanks for their continuing commitment to excellence.  We […]
  • Homes of HopeHarbin Lumber Partners with Homes of Hope
    Harbin Lumber’s Clinton location and Load Star, the truss manufacturing division recently partnered with Homes of Hope, donating trusses for use in their building projects to provide new job skills training.  Homes of Hope is a […]
  • December Employee Milestone Anniversaries
    While every anniversary is special, major milestone anniversaries are extra special.  We’d like to wish these STAR employees a happy milestone anniversary this month, with thanks for their continuing commitment to excellence.  We […]
  • Harbin Lumber December 2018 birthdaysDecember Employee Birthdays
    Please join us in wishing these members of our team a very happy birthday this month! […]
  • Load Star Strives for Greater Efficiency with New Combilift
    With truss business continuing to grow, Load Star needed a better way to manage the extra truss volume once the builds were done, and also needed to lay out the yard for better efficiency.  As a result, Load Star received a new Combilift […]
  • Harbin Lumber Thanks VeteransA Thank You to Veterans
    Harbin Lumber has helped build dreams since 1917, but it’s our country’s Veterans who have protected that dream.  On this Veterans Day, we would like to thank our Veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.  […]
  • November Employee Milestone Anniversaries
    While every anniversary is special, major milestone anniversaries are extra special.  We’d like to wish these STAR employees a happy milestone anniversary this month, with thanks for their continuing commitment to excellence.  We […]
  • 16th annual customer appreciation golf tournamentHarbin Lumber Celebrates 16th Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament
    Our thanks to all the vendors and customers who made our 16th annual customer appreciation golf tournament a success! Check out the video highlights of the day here:   […]
  • Load Star Aims to Increase Production With New Saw
    Load Star, Harbin Lumber’s truss manufacturing division, is continuing to grow and expand.  As a result, we needed to increase our saw capacity in order to continue to provide quality service.  We built a new structure to house all […]
  • November Employee Birthdays
    Please join us in sending happy birthday wishes to these valued team members!               […]
  • Devon GalesHarbin Lumber Partners with Build for Devon Gales
    (Cover image photo credit Nicole W Photography) On September 26, 2015, during a football game between Southern University and The University of Georgia, Southern receiver Devon Gales collided with UGA placekicker Marshall Morgan during a […]