Welcome to F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co.
F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co. is situated between the towns of Columbia Falls and Whitefish Montana, in the beautiful Flathead Valley of Northwest Montana. Its origins started when F.H. Stoltze contracted with the Great Northern Railway, in the early 1900's, to provide supplies for their expansion activities. Stoltze Lumber was first established in Montana in August of 1912. The current Mill was established in 1923. Stoltze Lumber and State Lumber Company were reorganized in 1933 becoming F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co. For over 100 years, the name Stoltze has meant quality lumber produced in Northwest Montana.
F.H. Stoltze came west along with the Great Northern Railroad, arriving in the Flathead Valley in the late 1880's. In 1912, F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company was established. Sawmill production began in May 1923 at the current Halfmoon site and has been in almost continuous operation since that time.
Today, Stoltze continues with its long-term business plan by slowly expanding our 39,367 acre tree farm, investing in improvements to our manufacturing facilities and expanding into renewable energy generation. Stoltze is one of the few remaining fully integrated forest products companies left in the northwest, meaning we own and manage timberland and also operate a sawmilling facility. This connection to the forest land base reinforces the concept of Healthy Forests, Healthy Families and Healthy Communities which we hold as a major element of our recipe for success.
We plan to be in business in the Flathead County for the long term, utilizing the renewable forest resources from Federal, State and Private lands. The forest industry serves as the resource management tool of professional forest managers. This effort maintains a healthy forest environment and provides output for a better human environment- food, fiber, shelter, jobs, tax base, community service and recreation opportunities as well as products.