Centennial Woods Turns 25 !

Company News
January 25, 2024

Centennial Woods Celebrates 25 Years in Business

January 2024 marks an exciting milestone for us here at Centennial Woods. It’s our company’s 25th anniversary!


We were founded here in Wyoming in 1999 – a small company that reclaimed and sold the wooden slats from Wyoming snow fences. Since then, we’ve grown to become the world’s largest provider of sustainable reclaimed wood.


To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we wanted to look back at some of our biggest milestones and achievements, how far we’ve come since the beginning, and the impact we’ve had on our local community and beyond.


Centennial Woods Milestones

How We’ve Grown Since 1999

In addition to the exciting milestones we’ve reached as a company over the past 25 years, we’re also so proud of the growth we’ve seen.

Our People

When Centennial Woods was founded in 1999, the company had one full-time employee.

Today, our team has grown to 26 full-time employees who handle everything from sales and commercial projects to reclamation and milling.

Our Place

Centennial Woods was founded in Centennial, Wyoming (hence the name!)

We’re now headquartered in nearby Laramie, Wyoming. The location includes our offices, milling facility, and distribution center.

Our Products

When we first started, the wood we reclaimed from snow fences was sold as-is. The planks weren’t de-nailed, milled, or sorted by color.

While the rustic look of our wood was a hit from the beginning, it became clear as time went on that buyers were interested in a more refined product that offered a cleaner look and easier installation. Starting in 2013, we started investing in equipment that would eventually help us become a fully functioning millwork company.

As the market continued to evolve, we noticed a growing interest in having different looks and options for the milled planks. That led us to launch our selection of standard finishes in 2017.

We now sort, de-nail, mill, and finish all the wood we reclaim from the snow fences. We offer:

We also now sell our products in bulk to builders, manufacturers, and designers working on commercial projects.

Where You've Seen Us!

Our Impact

At Centennial Woods, we don’t just provide our customers with high-quality, toxin-free wood products, we’re committed to giving back to our community - and our environment.

Environmental Impacts

Our reclaimed wood products are carbon-negative. Reclaiming wood from Wyoming snow fences prevents carbon from being released into the atmosphere, and doesn’t require any energy-intensive kiln drying.


Centennial Woods currently maintains approximately 500 miles of snow fence throughout Wyoming. By the end of 2024, we will have recycled roughly 29.5 million linear feet of snow fence wood and avoided more than 25,000 tons of CO2 emissions.


Community Impacts

Our roots are here in Wyoming, and we love giving back to the community we live and work in by donating our products and services whenever we can.

In 2014, we donated 3,000 square feet of our reclaimed wood siding to the Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area to be used for low-income housing. We donated wood materials and our services to replace the aging floor at the Laramie Big Brothers and Big Sisters in 2017. And in 2021, we worked with a show called The Fixers and donated our wood for a renovation project at a homeless shelter in Cheyenne.

We also work closely with several private organizations and corporations. Our snow fences have helped keep important access roads open for PacifiCorp, an energy company that serves two million customers in six different states, and mining company Pete Lien & Sons. We’ve also built snow fences at the Colorado ski resorts Beaver Creek and Keystone to help intentionally drift snow and reduce the need for man-made snow.

Our wood has also been shipped to the Northwest Arctic Borough School in Kotzebue, Alaska to help protect their facilities, and we’ve sold snow fence kits to an American Air Force Base in Greenland to protect an observatory.

Another big aspect of our dedication to the community is our commitment to road safety. The snow fences we build and maintain, slow down the intense winds we get in Wyoming and prevent snow from blowing across roadways. They’re crucial when it comes to keeping roads open and safe.

In addition to partnering with WYDOT for snow fences along the interstate, we’ve worked with several individual counties in Wyoming - including Albany, Laramie, Sweetwater, and Converse counties - to protect their roads.

As we mark 25 years in business, all of us at Centennial Woods want to thank everyone who has supported us through the years. We’re so proud of our growth and what we’ve achieved over the past two and a half decades, and grateful for the people who have helped make that happen.


Thank you to all of our wonderful customers, partners, and community members who helped us get to where we are today. We can’t wait to see what the next 25 years have in store for us – and for you and your projects!

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