Paul & Heidi Mehmen, Owners
Paul started working for local contractors while still in high school back in the early 80's. After graduating from Nashua, he completed college at Calmar with a degree in Building Materials Management. His career in sales began at a local yard in Charles City where he met and married Heidi Hammel in 1989. His career moved them to several locations in Minnesota and by 1991, they were ready to come back to Iowa and open Superior Lumber in Marble Rock, Iowa. They both worked the counter and ran deliveries, along with having a daughter Katelyn in 1994. The business moved in 1996 to the present location in Charles City.
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Charles City Staff

Autumn Wahlgren, Office Manager
Autumn graduated in 2013 from U.N.I. with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and is experienced in Accounts Payable. Autumn lives by Greene with her boyfriend and many fur babies. She enjoys boating, tubing, traveling and shopping.
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Shaun Martin
Shaun can be found in the yard, assisting customers, unloading freight or at the inside counter. Shaun joined Superior Lumber in 2005. Shaun enjoys his relaxing time camping with his family and friends or participating in league darts or billiards.

Mitch Engelhard
A Superior Lumber employee since 2009, Mitch spends most of his time in a delivery truck. When at the yard, Mitch is assisting customers and tidying up. Mitch and his family reside in Charles City.

Todd Dietz
Todd is the newest member of our Charles City yard. You will find Todd in the yard or on a delivery. In his spare time he enjoys Figure 8 racing and spending time with his son.

Sam is our Superior Lumber mascot.

2000 - 2013 Always in our hearts.

New Hampton Staff

Andy Hintgen, Manager
Andy joined our New Hampton team as the new manager in 2015. He brings with him nearly 15 years of Retail Management experience. Andy knows his way around all aspects of the retail business and is not afraid to get his hands dirty in the yard. He resides in Charles City and enjoys taking his camper to the lake to relax with this wife and two children.
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DeAnna Banwell, Office Manager
DeAnna has been with us since 2014. Her background is in Bookkeeping, Project Management and Technology Services. DeAnna and her husband have made New Hampton their home. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, billiards, crafting and spending time with family, friends and her furry kiddos.
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Courtney Thomas
Courtney comes to us with over 30 years of customer service experience. You will find Courtney assisting customers in the yard, in the delivery truck or inside behind the counter. He and his family live outside of Charles City. Courtney enjoys nascar and football.

Irvin Nystel
Irvin joined us in 2018. You will find him in the yard or on a delivery. Irvin and his wife live in New Hampton - he grew up here, left for the Navy, retired from the service then returned to work locally. Irvin is a fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Green Bay Packers.

Joyce Rapenske
Joyce, a lifelong resident of New Hampton is our book keeper and kitchen designer. She is a bargain hunter who has a knack for finding a use for everything. Her personality fits in well here at the New Hampton store. She spends her free time with her two children exploring the outdoors.

Les Buhr
Les return’s part time to us after being gone for a while. His hard work in the yard has made all our jobs easier. Les enjoys anything to do with the outdoors spending his time free time fishing and hunting. As a skilled carpenter, he has great ideas to help you complete any project that you may have. He and his wife recently adopted their grandchild and live in New Hampton.