Black Locust Lumber is the industry leader in producing sustainable building materials using black locust. As the largest producer, with over 20 years of experience, our company is vertically integrated, from our foresters to our sales staff, and can service any commercial or residential application. We collaborate with notable global architects and contractors nationwide. Our level of professionalism and expertise provides comfort and security to all of our customers. Black Locust Lumber is actively researching and developing new building products to continuously improve the standards we founded for the utilization of Black Locust.


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Commercial projects




What great work and a sustainable product.
The portfolio shows a vast array of architectural uses. Not just for fencing anymore.
— Nancy S.

The Vision

The attributes of this tree are seemingly endless and yet today, few people are aware of it. On a sustainable level, Black Locust continues to push the boundaries as a green building material. The tree grows faster than any other known hardwood in comparison to the hundreds of years of growth for tropical species. We have established a reforestation program collaborating with multiple universities, growing new trees with every order to be used in future land reclamation projects. As well as giving back to the environment, we pride ourselves in giving back to the communities we work with. At all our manufacturing sites, we work with local correction facilities to teach our employees tangible job training skills they can apply to the real world.




  High Meadows at Falling Water, Frank Llyod Wright | Bohlin Cywinski Jackson                                                                                                 © Nic Lehoux 

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Via Verde | Bronx, NY

Via Verde | Bronx, NY

A cornerstone of the riverfront revitalization plan


The WMS Boathouse at Clark Park is currently home to the Chicago Rowing Foundation (CRF). In partnership with the Chicago Park District, the CRF offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities year round, including learn to row sessions both in tanks and on the river, youth and masters team rowing, ergometer training, rowing-inspired yoga classes, and lessons tailored to individuals with disabilities.