Aaron Esch

Aaron Esch cut his chainsaw teeth when he was 18 years old, logging hardwoods in the forests of Michigan. He has experienced the logging and lumber business from entry-level roles up to company CEO.

  • Owner of Michigan Reclaim Lumber
  • CEO of Michigan Heritage Barns

Experience

Aaron Esch is a former writer for The Balance. He started his logging career on the landing site of a small logging operation, moving up to skidder operator and then cutter. When he had gone as far as he could in the small logging company, he started his own tree service.

Next, he started Michigan Reclaim Lumber, reclaiming timbers and boards from old barns. He distributes the reclaimed wood to both the wholesale and retail markets. Aaron is also CEO of Michigan Heritage Barns, where he sells post and beam barn kits made with rough cut lumber.

About The Balance Small Business and Dotdash

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