Welcome to Our New Showroom

Open your doors and your windows: Let’s welcome in the sunshine and spirit of Spring!

 

This year spring is going to be awesome. We’re excited and we want to share that energy with you!

We are finally prepared to open our doors and windows and present our recently updated showroom.

We’ve worked hard to make a place that’s inviting… a place where we can gather your information and you can learn a little about wood and our process. It’s a meeting place to talk about your project over a cup of coffee and of course a place to see many of our samples of wood. The sample boards hanging on the walls are only a small representation of the things we can do.

Custom wood products are our specialty…

So even though it may seem small, rest assured we can do almost anything.

Are you excited about the warmer spring weather, too?

Are you wanting to get going on all of those projects you’ve been dreaming of all winter?

Whether you want to start with an exterior project because you can already see yourself sitting on the deck you’ve envisioned, or you really want to increase the value of your house by putting up that new siding that you’ve needed for years, we have fabulous options available.

The EXTERIOR SECTION in our showroom has many samples for you to choose from. You’ll be able to find a solution for every taste and every budget.

Make sure the DECKING you get is the perfect wood for you. If you’re like us, you want decking that will not only look absolutely stunning but will last a long time! We have some gorgeous options that will make you want to live in that “outdoor room” you’ve created for your family.

Find the right SIDING for your home. Different species, different profiles are here to see, touch and choose from. Siding is much more than a pleasing facade. It gives your home character and protection from the elements.

And did you know, that getting the right protection (COATING) on your wood makes your exterior project even more attractive and last longer? So, don’t skip it! We coat all sides of the wood for maximum protection.

We can help you get it done right… here at Excelsior.

What about freshening up the INTERIOR of your house and dusting off those winter blahs?

Go ahead and give it the new FLOORING or PANELING you’ve been waiting so long for.

Need inspiration or are still too overwhelmed with choices to make decisions? No worries… our product specialist Christina is here to help!

We have much more to offer than just some sample boards in our showroom. We also offer many more products and services and are happy to help you sort out your options.

So let’s sit down, grab a cup of coffee and figure it out in our new showroom!

The Sauer family: On target

For anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Excelsior, Ron Sauer, they know all too well what value he places above all others; family.

Ron does not take quality time with his family lightly. Every moment not spent working is devoted to making lasting memories. Bonding activities are important, but as a father of three daughters, it can sometimes be difficult to find a hobby everyone enjoys.

 

Luckily for the Sauer family, one pastime, in particular, has struck an interest within all of the ladies in Ron’s home; the precision sport of archery.

 

From competing around the country…

 

…to hunting in their own back yard, the Sauer ladies have shown true devotion and passion for the sport. In fact, their father is not the only one who has noticed!

 

In the Spring 2017 edition of Out Here, the Sauer family is featured for their unique family tradition.

Out Here magazine is a complimentary publication by Tractor Supply. Published quarterly, this print celebrates individuals who live a rural lifestyle and excel in their communities; the perfect magazine to feature the Sauer family!

 

You can read this wonderful article below, or pick up a print at your local Tractor Supply and turn to page 57 for the story in hand. Take a look at these awesome ladies, you wouldn’t want to miss their story!

 

All family image credits: (Hanna Sauer/ http://facebook.com/Hawkeyehannahbowtech )

On Target 

Archery provides tradition, self-discipline, and fun for Sauer family 

by Noble Sprayberry, Photography by Jeff Goulding 

 Bows and arrows are part of the daily routine for each of Ron Sauer’s three daughters as they grow up carrying on a unique family tradition. 

And while Sauer’s girls- Hannah, 13, Rachel, 11, and Leah, 4- do hunt and compete, often earning trophies, he believes the lessons taught be archery go far beyond the ability to fling a shaft toward a bull’s-eye. 

“You can’t be nervous or angry. You can’t have a raised heartbeat. You have to be in control,” says Sauer. “How much better would we all be if ewe could objectively control the situation we are in? In archery, to execute a shot, that’s the state of mind you have to be in.”

The thread that drew his children into the sport stretches back to Sauer’s pre-teen years. He worked on his family’s dairy farm, including the milk plant where one employee was an archer. One day, Sauer took the offer to watch the man shoot and seeing those first few arrows fly started a love of the sport. 

He saw how quickly archery could engage an entire family- it was contagious. Sauer started practicing, and he was joined be his father, mother, and sister.  

“We kind of went off the deep end and we were all shooting every weekend,” he says. “It was the center of our family’s life for five or six years.” 

 Sauer, however, eventually lost interest. Then, work, marriage, and three daughters took his focus. 

 But five years ago, he was joking and bragging to his daughters about his archery prowess.

“I was telling my kids how great I could shoot back in the day, and they told me I should show them if I was really so great,” he says. “So, I went to an archery show with a 20-year-old bow, and I won the competition. That sparked an interest in them, just like it did in me.”

And once again, a family was hooked by the sport. They practice at their home outside Woodstock, NY, where the Catskill Mountains provide a scenic backdrop.

They also hunt and compete. Indeed, both Hannah and Rachel have had success, winning state and national honors.

Hannah, though, finds pleasures in archery that go beyond competition. As her father did when he was about her age, she sees the sport as a way for her family to bond.

“I’m really not very competitive. I just go and make friends and have fun and just try to do my best,” she says. “And I like that you can spend time with friends and family.”

Sauer echoes his daughter’s thoughts. “Archery is a connection point and that’s an important thing in our family,” Sauer says. “If you play a sport like soccer, your dad will eventually get too old to play. But he won’t get too old to stand there, pull a bow back, and fling an arrow down to a target and then hold hands with you when you get the arrow.”

In the fall, Sauer and the girls practice in the back yard, honing the skills needed for winter hunting. Then, indoor competitions begin, followed later by 3D shoots in which targets resemble animals. 

Success relies on a state of mind.

“You have to be very calm and at peace,” Sauer says. “If you learn that through archery, you can do that in life, because archery teaches some of the best attributes a human can have.”  

EXTREME HOME HELP

We were absolutely blessed to be a part of Extreme Makeover’s Home Edition benefiting the Korpai family in Crawford, NY. They have an adorable five year old daughter who has dwarfism. This has inspired the family to become advocates for increasing understanding and reducing ignorance toward little people.

To find out more about dwarfism click the links below.

http://www.udprogram.com/

https://www.facebook.com/understandingdwarfism/

Read more about our small part in this project in our blog post.