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The Marson Legacy

Since 1955, the goal of Marson & Marson Lumber has been to bring high-quality products to the people that need them. It all started more than six decades ago, after the close of the Korean War, and with it, the end of Gordon Marson’s naval service and the beginning of his life with Marydell Hoxworth. Focused on becoming farmers, the two married and then moved to the Chumstick Valley, near Gordon’s Danish-immigrant parents.

In pursuit of fencing material for their livestock, Gordon made frequent trips to Leavenworth for goods. But before long, friends and neighbors were asking Gordon to bring them lumber, too. After several treks over the mountain and many “orders” filled, the Marsons knew they could provide a much-needed service to the people in their community and work with high-quality products they could truly stand behind.

Before long, they had bought a parcel of land – where the Leavenworth Marson & Marson location still resides today – and set up shop to make a go of their very own lumber business. Ken Marson Jr. was just nine months old.

After growing the Leavenworth location for nearly 40 years, in the early 1990s Ken Jr. began seizing on opportunities for expansion, and three additional locations were added to the Marson Lumber family: Wenatchee (1996), Chelan (2001-2020), and Cle Elum (2005). Thanks to the development of the new locations, the Marsons found themselves supplying lumber, hardware, and building materials to the entire North Central Washington region.

Four generations of the Marson family

 “We have always treated people the way we wanted to be treated ourselves, and we’ve felt so fortunate to live in such a lovely area. We’ve tried to never take that for granted.” – Ken Marson Jr.


The Marson Difference

For over 60 years, Marson & Marson Lumber has covered the North Central Washington region better than anyone out there. Our full-service lumberyard operates three locations and employs more than 60 individuals to connect hundreds of customers with experts in a wide array of services, from flooring to roofing, and everything in-between.

In 2017, Marson became a division TAL Holdings LLC. Today, the organizations share the values upon each was built: loyalty, hard work, perseverance, and (perhaps most importantly) respect for relationships, including those with family, employees, customers, and communities.

For your every lumber and building need, Marson & Marson Lumber is the one to choose.

“We always remember that you have to treat people honestly and fairly; people don’t have to come shop with you. If you make mistakes, you fix it.” – Ken Marson Jr.

Ken Marson and Grandfather in snowKen Marson, age twoKen's grandmother Marie in front of a new store, 1957

The Next Fifty Years

We know that treating each customer with respect and fairness is what has earned us so much success over the last 60-plus years. As we look ahead, we know that we have to earn your business every day. That is why we have:

  • Highly trained sales consultants with product-application expertise
  • In-house estimating services
  • Logistics and delivery expertise with more trucks, drivers, and equipment types than any of our competitors
  • Our own door shop which provides our customers with local solutions to specific millwork needs
  • Design center and showroom full of displays and design expertise
  • Largest inventory of lumber, panels, and building materials in North Central Washington
  • Largest supply of drywall applicators in North Central Washington
  • Three locations to serve you: Cle Elum, Leavenworth, and Wenatchee

TAL Building Centers logo

Based in Vancouver, Washington, TAL Building Centers is a family-owned company helping to build better communities. At its home improvement stores located throughout the Pacific Northwest, TAL creates a positive experience for its customers—pros and homeowners alike—by providing guidance for innovative, smart building solutions.

TAL’s family of brands include Badger Building Center, Bayview Building Supply of Elma, Beaverhead Building Center, Best Built Builders Supply, Browne’s Home Center, Ennis Building Center, Gerretsen Building Supply, Harbor Rental & Saw Shop, Lake Chelan Building Supply, Marson and Marson Lumber, Midway Building Supply, Miller’s Home Center, Mount Vernon Building Center, and Tum-A-Lum Lumber.