About Us

Boone Valley: Lumber Supplier

Chloe Carnahan - Lumber Suppliers

Chloe Carnahan (age 10) at the sawmill

Our Values:

Honesty and Integrity.
Relationships and Family.
Hard Work, Dedication and Loyalty.

Our Goals:

To be viewed as a valuable business partner by our customers and suppliers.

To provide insight, lumber expertise and outside ideas to our customers to help them maximize the value of their lumber expenditures.

To be worthy of our customers’ referrals.

To treat our employees fairly, honestly and with respect.

To be a blessing to our customers, suppliers, employees and families.

Our Story:

Boone Valley Forest Products was started in St. Louis, Missouri by Chris Carnahan. Chris’ great-grandfather (dressed in white in the photo below) and grandfather were both in the lumber business, owning several sawmills and lumber yards in Missouri and northern Arkansas starting in the 1930’s.

Boone Valley Sawmill - Lumber Suppliers

Ed Carnahan's Sawmill 1930's

In 1998, Chris left his position working for a lumber wholesaler to create Boone Valley, with the idea of building a company focused on customer service and quality material. Later that year, he was joined by his good friend Dan Knopf as the second principal in the new company.

Since that time, Boone Valley has been blessed with a continually growing number of wonderful customers, experienced lumber professionals, and strong mill partnerships around the country.

In 2004, to help us better serve our customers, Boone Valley acquired a hardwood sawmill facility in Hermann, Missouri. Our custom crate and box operation was started in 2008, and we continue to add capabilities to meet our customers’ needs including a program to provide heat treated lumber for export.

Giving Back: The Palmer Home For Children

We are thankful for the business we have been given and the customer relationships we have been blessed with. A portion of the proceeds of every order we receive is sent monthly to help support the Palmer Home for Children.  These wonderful folks provide a home for children who have lost their parents or are the victims of abuse or neglect.  They work very hard to keep siblings together, and provide as much of a regular “home” setting as possible by letting the children live in cottages with a “house parent” rather than dorm style facilities.  Thanks for helping us to support them!