About

Quality Lumber, Quality People

Marks Lumber is your choice for quality specialty forest products including timbers, rough-sawn boards, circle-sawn flooring, and natural wood siding products. Marks Lumber is also a premium supplier of custom timber frames. From project design, to developing accurate estimates, to providing material, to providing guidance for maintenance of your wood products, the Marks Lumber team is with you every step of the way. 

Owner/Operator Steve Marks and his wife Laura are proud to carry on over 75 years of Marks family tradition providing lumber products from Clancy Montana. Working from the beautiful Marks Ranch, the entire Marks Lumber team is committed to providing top quality lumber products in an ecologically sound fashion. This friendly, customer-focused team has the experience, expertise and desire to make your build successful.

Quality Lumber, Quality Life

Marks Lumber takes pride in being a part of the Montana community as a thriving family owned business for over 75 years. Being a solid member of this community means Marks Lumber provides quality products, provides quality jobs for their team, and works with quality foresters, using Best Management Practices, to harvest timber in a sustainable and ecologically friendly fashion.

Quality Forests can mean different things to different people. But at Marks Lumber we believe in multiple use. The Marks Lumber team are avid outdoors people who enjoy hiking, biking, back country skiing, fishing, and hunting to name a few. Modern harvest techniques allow timber to be harvested in a fashion that provides economic opportunity in the form of beautiful timber products, but leaves behind healthy forest's for all of us to live and play in.

At Marks, the whole log is utilized to develop commercially viable products. The best logs make our amazing timber products; we also sell (and use in our operation) affordable bio-fuel. Poor quality logs and virgin mill by-products make great natural landscape products that beautify landscapes, enrich soil, and protect our children at play.

Quality of life for the Montana community as a whole is improved both from the economic benefit of a thriving timber products business and from the improved forest health left behind by our foresters.

Our Staff


Steve Marks
View Bio

Steve Marks

The quality and the innovation that has made Marks Lumber successful start with the big boss, Steve Marks. Working his entire life (literally) in Clancy, Steve never stops thinking about ways we can improve. Improve our products, improve the efficiency of our process, improve safety, improve our use of the resources we buy.... Steve is a tireless advocate for Montana business, for intelligent forestry and for the forest products industry. He received the Montana Wood Products Association Timberman of the Year award in 2010 and the SBA Small Business Person of the Year award in 2011. Steve is also an advocate for every member of the Marks team to grow both personally and professionally. When he is not working he enjoys his family, including 5 grandchildren that live in North Jefferson County. Steve is also an outdoorsman active in hunting, mountain biking, alpine touring and timber sledding.

Eric Obrigewitch
View Bio

Eric Obrigewitch

As Sales Manager, Eric is constantly working on behalf of Marks Lumber's customers. He is relentless about not letting us forget that the customer is king. He leads by example in professionalism, dedication and general construction and forest products knowledge. Marks customers know that they can count on Eric. They count on him to provide knowledgeable product information and advice. They count on him to develop accurate estimates and to provide reliable timeframes for availability of material. In short, he knows what it takes to put customers first and they count on him to deliver value. Eric is pretty well known around the State for getting yelled at—as a high school basketball official, and both high school and college football official. He is the Helena district all sport Representative to the Montana Officials Association, and an officer of the Football Pool. When he is not working or officiating, he is often floating one of Montana’s wild and scenic rivers, getting into the mountains hiking or biking, or, when it is summer and Wednesday, golfing.

Cody Marks
View Bio

Cody Marks

Cody runs the timber frame business at Marks Lumber, relying on his over 17 years of construction experience. Cody specializes in working directly with customers to bring timber visions to life. His experience enables him to assist both home-owners and builders to manage challenges that can present themselves on a timber project. Cody joined Marks Lumber full time in 2010 after running his own construction company for the previous 6 years. When he can escape from the timber shop, you will find Cody enjoying the Montana outdoors hunting, biking, maybe rocking the timbersled - most often with his family.

Troy Morse
View Bio

Troy Morse

Troy Morse is the longest serving non-family member on the Marks Lumber crew, joining, as best as anyone can remember, in April 1996. He started as a logger and has performed a variety of different jobs for Marks Lumber over the past 20+ years. With all that knowledge, Troy now manages the log yard and coordinates production between sales and the sawmill. Finding the right log to make the right product is critical to Marks Lumber customers - and it's not as easy it sounds. Troy is one of the hands that built the sawmill in operation today. Three other guys on that team are still with Marks: Jack, Fred and Steve. When he’s not working logs, Troy enjoys hunting, floating Montana’s rivers, and having a cold one with his many friends.

Jack Darrah
View Bio

Jack Darrah

Jack has been with Steve on the Marks Lumber team forever, or at least since 1997, and has been working around sawmills even longer than that. He is one of four guys (along with Steve, Troy and Fred) still at Marks who built the sawmill that is in operation today. Jack is a grade A Jack-of-all-trades and at one point or another has done pretty much everything at Marks Lumber and in the woods. Currently his main focus is management of the planer mill and yard operations. Unofficial duties include, millwright in a pinch, grading trainer, mechanic in a pinch, carpenter in a pinch, and generally being the guy that gets that thing no one wants to do--done. When he isn’t working, which is rarely, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and working some more on something else. He is currently busy planning his cabin in Seeley Lake.

Our Values

“We value honesty, integrity, and pride in self and in work. Marks Lumber also aims to provide superior knowledge of our quality lumber products in a friendly, safe, positive, teamwork environment.”

Our Goal

Our goal is to become the most organized, efficient, respected specialty sawmill in Montana by consistently manufacturing top quality products by employees knowledgeable in all aspects of business, thereby becoming Montana’s destination lumberyard where our customers know they can come to have their lumber needs met.