Nelson Lumber and Construction (NLC) was established in 1949 by the Nelson family which arrived in the Skagit Valley at the turn of the Century from Sweden. NLC was originally founded as a Lumber Yard in La Conner, Washington selling Forestry Products harvested from the Cascade Mountains. Later the business was diversified into building in the 1950’s and ‘Construction’ was added to the name. The Lumber Yard was eventually sold to concentrate on building in the Skagit Valley and later King County and the San Juan Islands. The business has been in continuous operation since 1949 including the financial crisis between 2008-2010, when NLC was restructured and survived with the cooperation of its partners, suppliers, and employees. The Company continues today as an affordable, quality builder focused on custom homes, multi-family, commercial, and renovations. NLC works with award winning architects, regional developers, public sector organizations and home owners. NLC has long standing relationships with leading service providers, suppliers, and subcontractors. The Company is currently managed by the 3rd generation owner, Gary Nelson, and remains family owned.