Welcome back everybody to the AJ Osborne Podcast! I’m your host, AJ Osborne!
So… if you’ve been online or to your local hardware or lumber store, you might have noticed something - the price of lumber (and materials in general) has skyrocketed. Honestly, saying the cost of lumber has “skyrocketed” even seems like an understatement.
This is why I’m having my great friend and our head of acquisitions here at Cedar Creek Wealth, Brain Mullally on the podcast today to talk everything lumber.
You see, before Brian joined my team, he wandered the mountainside in a flannel shirt, carrying a large ax, looking to strike it big in the lumber industry. Well… that might be a stretch lol. Brian worked in the lumber industry for years and continues to keep up the relationships he built over the years in the lumber industry. That said, he not only knows a thing or two about lumber and what’s currently going on, but he’s also got a backstage pass to the mills, the suppliers, and everyone in between to get the scoop on these crazy events we’re seeing unfold with lumber prices.
Brian shares his years of experience and helps to shed light on why lumber costs have increased so much over the past year or so. We also dive into various economic factors as to why this increase is happening, and how this increased pricing is affecting other industries across the country.
There’s a lot to unpack in this episode, so I’ll let you get right to it. Enjoy, spread the word, and maybe invest in a few 2x4’s…