In 1960, Sylvan Brandt was a hard working man at a nearby factory. But his $65 a week job wasn't enough to provide for his family. One day he and a friend were reading the newspaper and found a beautiful old stone house and barn ready for demolition. Neither of them had any experience in salvaging, but they saw an opportunity to make ends meet.
When they finished salvaging what they believed to be of value, both men put an ad in the paper. To their suprise, they sold the doors and porch posts and pretty much everything!
Now, for more than 40 years, Sylvan Brandt's has grown to specialize in a business of saving the finest vintage lumber from 17th and 18th Century barns and houses to milling the lumber into unique and characteristic floorboards. In addition, Sylvan Brandt also reclaims old doors, windows, hinges, and other hardware and architectural elements from these old buildings that would otherwise be destroyed.
Today, Sylvan's son Dean along with the crew run the family business. He is proud to continue the tradition which his father began.
So, whether you are looking to restore an old house or are building a new home and want something unique, please come visit us. We will be happy to share our knowledge and experience with you. Our company is located in Lititz, Pennsylvania. The business includes a showroom, sawmill and three warehouses to meet the demands for antique wood.