Homestead Firewood is Gerald & Doris Miller
Ahhh that sound of a roaring fire keeping your fingers and toes warm on a crisp evening. But where does that firewood bundle you burn come from? It comes from local businesses like Homestead Firewood.
In January 2013, Gerald Miller and Doris Austin, approached Community Futures Central Alberta with a plan to buy this Central Alberta based business. It seemed like a perfect fit for Miller whose father was an avid outdoorsman and got his kids involved in the wilderness. Miller states “It’s how I made extra money when I was younger and it’s a dream of mine to own my own firewood business.”
A short while later, with financing from Community Futures in place, Gerald & Doris took over Homestead Firewood and relocated it to their acreage near Innisfail. Currently they supply gas stations and campgrounds with bundles of wood for campfires. They also sell wood by the cord to home owners in Central Alberta. Miller says, “We have four kinds of wood for sale; pine, birch, tamarack and spruce. Some clients prefer one kind over the other.”
Currently the duo delivers to Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Lacombe, Blackfalds, Delburne and Innisfail. They hope to expand into the Olds, Trochu, Three Hills, Stettler and Ponoka areas. If you are interested in contacting them, call them at (403) 304-6472. (Reprinted from a story on Community Futures Central Alberta)
Our Operation - Fire Burns Cleaner off The Homestead
Based on their property near Innisfail, Alberta, Gerald and Doris provide everything from loose truckloads to bundles of firewood for both personal use and retail and campground resale.
Gerald grew up on wood heat at home and fell his first tree when he was 8 with the power saw his Dad gave him.
Working with his father cutting fence posts and rails and firewood cutting firewood was second nature.
Gerald is no stranger the equipment and processes required to supply customers with top quality firewood.
The yard is sectioned of into a pick up area, log storage and processing, and bagged and palletized area.
Firewood is always ready for pickup or delivery and accessible by RV with a turn around.
Homstead firewood currently runs 2 trucks, a trailer and one hungry wood processor.
We supply firewood for backyard firepits, party bonfires, wood stoves, fireplaces, wood ovens, outdoor wood boilers and anything else that burns firewood!