Our Story

Our Story

Information about the company, it's operations, and community engagement efforts.

Since 2008 | Scotia, CA

About Humboldt Sawmill

Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC) was formed in 2008. Ten years later, in 2018, Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) was formed. HRC owns 209,300 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certified redwood and Douglas-fir timberlands in Humboldt County, California. Sister company, Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC (MRC), owns an additional 228,800 acres in Mendocino County, California. All told, the companies' combined timberland holdings total nearly 440,000 acres. Another half million acres are available through a long-term log purchase agreement with Green Diamond Resource Company. You may find FSC certificate details for the combined Mendocino Family of Companies here.

HSC owns the sawmill, cogeneration power plant, and other manufacturing assets in Scotia, California, in the heart of Humboldt County. HSC manufactures redwood and Douglas-fir lumber, timbers, and uppers, certified to FSC standards. Products are sold mill direct to wholesale and distribution accounts, as well as through company-owned distribution centers to retail lumberyards and home improvement retailers throughout the Western U.S. Please visit our Where to Buy page to find a location in your area.


Our Operations

Our Sawmill in Scotia, California is the manufacturing hub for Humboldt Sawmill. It utilizes the latest in computerized processing software and equipment in order to maximize the yield of each log that comes into the mill. Primary products produced include Humboldt Sawmill redwood timbers, dimensional lumber, decking, and Douglas-fir dimensional lumber. These lumber products are then transported to the company’s distribution centers where customer orders are processed and shipped.

Our Distribution Centers, located in Woodland and Fontana, California, are well-situated near major Interstate corridors, enabling us to quickly and efficiently supply our customers with the products they need, including Humboldt Sawmill redwood timbers, dimensional, decking, and Douglas-fir, as well as Allweather Wood pressure treated lumber.

Community Giving

The MendoCo Family of Companies proudly supports the local community! Non-profit organizations are invited to participate in our Community Giving Program. Non-profit organizations may apply by submitting a request for donation in writing and include a description of the organization and how the funds or product donation will be used. Non-profit organizations with 501(c) (3) status may request funding over $250. Non-profit organizations that do not hold 501(c) (3) may be considered for funding up to $249. Requests may be submitted year-round and will be considered for funding as long as funds remain in our giving budget. 

Upon receipt, requests will be reviewed by the company’s community giving teams and considered for funding. Priority may be given based on need and to organizations that the company has partnered with in the past, including Agriculture, Education, Health & Human Services, Seniors and Youth. Requests may be submitted via e-mail or US Mail.

We look forward to hearing from you. Supporting non-profit organizations in our local communities is very important to our family of businesses.

Funding Requests

Funding requests from organizations in Humboldt County may be submitted to:


Humboldt Sawmill Company
Attn: Community Action Team c/o Sal Chinnici
P.O. Box 712
Scotia, CA 95565


Community Scholarship

High school senior students attending a Humboldt or Mendocino County high school are eligible to participate in our annual Community Scholarship. Senior students must enroll in an accredited four-year college or university to meet eligibility requirements. The 2023 Community Scholarship program is currently CLOSED. The next application period will be open in January 2024.

Employee Dependent Scholarship

This scholarship is available to children and grandchildren of active or retired Mendocino Family of Companies Employees.

High school senior students must enroll in an accredited four-year college or university to meet eligibility requirements. The 2023 Community Scholarship program is currently CLOSED. The next application period will be open in January 2024.


We welcome your questions, feedback, and comments. Please feel free to get in touch with us by visiting our Contact Us page. To find a lumber yard or home improvement retailer in your area where Humboldt Sawmill lumber products are sold, please visit our Where to Buy page.