Our Family, Our Business

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HULL FOREST PRODUCTS

FAMILY ,

BUSINESS

Whether they ’ re newly incorporated or have been around for many generations , family-owned-and operated businesses are integral not just to our economy , but to our experiences as customers and clients . Read on to get to know more about some of this area ’ s great family businesses .
A third-generation family sawmill manufacturing sustainable wood products and supporting local working forests in New England .
HOW WE STARTED
101 Hampton Rd . Pomfret Center , CT 06259 1-800-928-9602 hullforest . com
PRODUCTS / SERVICES
Wood flooring , paneling , lumber
Custom stair treads , risers , nosing
Moldings , transition pieces , reducers , thresholds
Bark mulch , wood chips , sawdust
Ike “ Pop ” Hull set up a portable sawmill to salvage timber blown down by the Hurricane of 1938 . Son Bill Hull grew up sawing whiskey barrel staves in the backyard of the family ’ s Scituate home . Over the years HFP has grown to become the largest sawmill in southern New England .
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
Our forest-to-floor process . We steward forests , harvest timber , saw and dry lumber , and craft sustainable bio-based products . In 2019 we received the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award for our role in sustaining the working forests of New England .

GIL ’ S APPLIANCES

Gil ’ s Appliances is family-owned and operated with showrooms in Bristol and Middletown . We are proud to be a local business providing the best prices , brands , selection and service every day .
HOW WE STARTED
Co-owners and sisters , Lisa Sienkiewicz and Gail Parella , are proud to continue a tradition of trust , integrity , and value started by their parents , Gil and Sarah Almeida , in 1961 .
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
In an ever-changing retail world , our focus remains on superior customer service , competitive pricing , and a strong connection to the communities we serve .
COMMUNITY
Our Gil ’ s Loves Local initiatives support local communities and commerce through sponsorships , donations , volunteerism and community events .
PRODUCTS / SERVICES
Sale of all major appliance brands , in-store and online
Personalized customer service Appliance delivery and installation Free grill assembly and delivery Removal & disposal of old appliances
397 Metacom Ave . Bristol , RI 02809 401-253-9789
926 Aquidneck Ave . Middletown , RI 02842 401-314-9789
gilsappliances . com
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