Learn how we became your resource for hard-to-find ancient and exotic wood.
Robert and Jennifer both grew up in Central Virginia. They were friends in high school, lost contact for more than 25 years, then reconnected in 2016. When they reconnected, they both shared dreams of owning a farm with lots of animals, as well as leaving a positive legacy for their children. As it turned out, God had even bigger plans than that. After finding a 60-acre farm in Marysville to purchase (what they call their forever home), and giving it a name (Maple Cross Farm), the dream grew even bigger.
Little did they know from the beginning, the farm would launch Maple Cross Marketplace in Powell, OH, begin transformation into a transport business (Trusted Transport), and pioneer a sawmill in Shelton, WA and Marysville, OH for their rare, exotic and hard-to-find wood products.
Their passion for God’s natural resources, finding the hard-to-find, and their extensive travels out west, helped plant the seeds for where they are today. They live by faith, following God’s path for them wherever it lead. “He has told us that if you can get people to stop calling My creations trash, I will bless you. We choose to share our blessings with you!”
What We Do
Maple Cross Sawmill
With our state of the art sawmills in Shelton, WA and Marysville, OH, we obtain graded logs for your more standard projects, as well as disfigured and disregarded wood that other timber companies consider scrap for various reasons. We mill, dry and prep slabs to spec and make them available to wholesalers and retailers throughout the United States.
Maple Cross Marketplace
Our Marketplace in Powell, OH, as well as our website, specializes in unique, one of a kind Live Edge Furniture, as well as chic, rustic/industrial style home decor with a southwestern flair. We also carry an array of rocks, minerals & gemstones, as well as jewelry, handbags, scarves, and many unique gifts.
Our transport business is there when you need it. We will transport your large orders to your destination, safely and efficiently. within the contiguous United States.