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Sales Manager, Partner
15 years of finding solutions for customers. Marc is The go-to guy for unique challenges in the world of Lumber products. As our new Sales manager, Marc is now helping people help people.
Marc Stockland became a top salesperson for Valencia Lumber within a few years of joining the
company in 2005. In mid-2018, Marc accepted the position of Sales Manager where he applies a
commitment to solution-based selling based on clear communication and positive attitude –
something that has served him well throughout his sales career. In November of 2018, Marc
became a part-owner of the company.
Prior to joining Valencia Lumber, Marc worked as an Energy Technician in Customer Service
for the Southern California Gas Company, where he learned early on that that career path was
not for him. As Marc put it, “Get an education, work for a big company, move up the ladder,
retire. I needed more: more fulfilment, more challenge. I knew I had much more to give. I just
wasn’t going to make many people happy in that environment, on that path.”
Upon joining Valencia Lumber, Marc went on to learn about lumber, panels, milling,
accessories, and the market for these products, understanding the fact that his customers needed
him to be as knowledgeable as possible. Even more importantly, he learned the value in building
great relationships. His customers appreciate his professionalism, the fact that he is never more
than a phone call away, and that they can trust him to be honest and candid with them.
Understanding that solving people’s problems takes a lot of hard work and there are no shortcuts,
Marc takes pride in his continual effort to educate himself in order to better serve Valencia
Outside of work, Marc can be found driving his children to soccercheerbirthdaypartiesballet
basketballfootball, fishing and dirt biking, and looking forward to the return of professional
football to San Francisco.
Inside Sales and Accessories Buyer
We’re happy to have Mike join us after 20 years at Arroyo Hardwoods in Pasadena. Mike knows lumber and all the ways that people use it. Mike is happy to share his hands-on knowledge with you!
Although Mike Hugens is a recent hire, his history with Valencia Lumber actually pre-dates the
founding of the company, as he was buying lumber from Jeff Niedermeyer (now President)
before Valencia Lumber even began.
Where does a person first discover they have a passion for woodworking? For Mike, it was in the
early ‘90s, while spending a summer with family in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mike had the good
fortune of assisting a master carpenter on a commission to restore the furniture and millwork in
the Iolani Palace (Royal Residence of the rulers of Hawaii since 1845).
Upon returning to the mainland, Mike accepted a job working for Richard Mandroian at Arroyo
Hardwoods. Richard had been a master carpenter and started Arroyo out of his garage, bringing
cocobolo for gunstocks in from Mexico (legally? we think so). Arroyo Hardwoods became the
hot spot in the San Gabriel Valley for its stock of exotic woods and for its expertise in
identifying wood species. The surge of restorations in Pasadena, particularly of coveted
Craftsman homes, fueled the rise of Arroyo Hardwoods, and helped to propel Mike’s career to
where it is today.
Mike was an employee and manager of Arroyo for 10 years and the untimely passing of Richard
was the catalyst for Mike’s ownership of Arroyo Hardwoods, which lasted for another decade.
At that time, he joined decided to join forces with Valencia Lumber.
Mike’s knowledge and expertise is an invaluable resource, available to all of our customers, as
well as to our staff. In Mike, our customers are able to discuss solutions with a life-long
woodworker, expert in wood species, and successful businessman, who has walked in their shoes
and breathed the same sawdust.
Mike spends his off-duty time hiking and enjoying the outdoors with his family in the foothills of
Altadena. When time permits, you’ll find him restoring classic cars with friends, and when he
can get his shop set up again, he might just start cranking out some woodworking.
Yes, we have been told that Mike looks just like the owner of that essential oils and crystals store
by the Burnside Bridge in Portland Oregon, but he swears it’s not him.