Whether they are a new home builder, embarking on a remodeling project, deck, or addition, Dakota County Lumber is a local, family-owned and operated building materials supplier, and we’re happy to help.
In business since 1984 in Farmington, Minnesota, we pride ourselves on providing all of our customers—large or small—with the kind of service we would want to receive ourselves.
We pride ourselves on being the Home of the Perfect Delivery™! This means that we get you what you need, when you need it, On Time and In Full. We are downright passionate about delivering your order perfectly.
From your first call to your salesman to the time our truck leaves your job site with returns at the end of your project, we are committed to making the experience seamless.
We set a high bar for ourselves, which we make a reality through honest, open, and proactive communication, operational checks and double-checks, real-time tracking of delivery successes and failures, and solutions-oriented debriefing once the customer is taken care of.
Dakota County Lumber has been on a journey of growth through the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and we couldn’t be more proud of the progress we’ve made.
One of the things EOS has helped us figure out is our values as a company. We knew we wanted to get 5 or 6 solid values that described our company, and our employees. So we started with a list of 25+ values and adjectives that we as a company compiled together. Then leadership looked at our employees who we felt embodied DCL. We asked questions like, what is it about them that we value? What are the specific qualities that we want all employees at DCL to have? Those questions and conversations turned into six, solid core values that we believe we have the responsibility to exemplify in our company.
BE PROACTIVE: At DCL, we prefer to control the situation from the get-go, rather than respond after the fact.
TAKE OWNERSHIP: At DCL, we don’t point fingers or make excuses. When we make a mistake, we own up to it, make changes, and do better
DO WHATEVER IT TAKES: At DCL, we go the extra mile to make sure we can make the Perfect Delivery™️.
LEAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT: At DCL, we leave people (yes people), places, and things better off than when they first came in contact with us, and setting our teammates and our contractors up for success.
HAVE TOTAL INTEGRITY: At DCL, We are honest and ethical in all of our dealings. We are trustworthy and reliable. This means we do the right thing even when it’s hard.
BE A GOOD HUMAN: At DCL, we encourage our team to see our customers, vendors, fellow community members, and others as Human Beings whom we are called to serve and love.