Thanks for attending our Open House

Dear all,

I would like to extend my warmest and sincerest thanks to all of you for joining us at our open house party. Your presence has made this event a great success, and I am truly grateful for your support.

It has been a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet with each and every one of you and to hear about your experiences and insights in the industry. Your contributions to the lively discussions and debates have added to the overall richness of the event and I am confident that we have all gained valuable knowledge and inspiration from this gathering.

Once again, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for joining us and for your support. I hope that we will have many more opportunities in the future to come together and build upon our successful collaboration.

With warm regards, Ewa Kulaga



Western Red Cedar Exterior Siding and Trim

Cedar Siding and Trim available in Factory Finish Primed or Two Coat: Beveled Siding and Board & Batten.

LP SmartSide Siding and Trim

With 16 versatile prefinished colors, our collection is designed to complement any home and remain durable for years to come.

We’re for people who dream of a personalized design experience.

Kolbe offers entrance doors from each of its product lines in order to meet specific architectural and aesthetic needs. The unique advantages and characteristics of each line, combined with numerous options and custom solutions, allow us to create entrance doors to suit any style or design.

Get Ready for Deck Season

We think about decks all year round at Simpson Strong-Tie and as the weather warms up, we know folks are ready to enjoy the outdoors on their decks. Whether you’re a professional contractor building a deck or a homeowner dreaming about your new deck, we’re here to help. Our educational Build a Stronger Deck video series guides you through the most important components of building a safer, stronger deck.

There are two main types of deck post base: post-installed bases for existing concrete, and cast-in-place for new concrete. Our training manager Sam Marcoux reviews the basic steps for constructing strong, safe post base connections.

New Deck Video Series and Product Code Report

How to Build a Stronger Deck

Our new Build a Stronger Deck video series guides viewers through the most important steps to building a safer, stronger deck from the ground up. New episodes of Build a Stronger Deck will air each week throughout the summer. Catch up on the first five videos.

Decking projects going up

With so many decking projects going up we wanted to offer more choices with in-stock availability.

ZIP System® Panel Rebate for First-Time Users

Call us, we can help process your rebate. Try AdvanTech subflooring and sheathing products and get up to $1,250 in rebates.

This program is available to professional builders and remodelers who would like to try these products for the first time. Please download the form for more details.

Gazebo Project from Simpson-Tie

Avant Outdoor Collection. Available at Hillside Lumber in stock to order for your Gazebo Project from Simpson-Tie

Experience the Style and Sophistication of Windsor’s Matte Exterior Finishes

Available at Hillside Lumber, Inc. LIMITED TIME ONLY – Experience the Style and Sophistication of Windsor’s Matte Exterior Finishes at Standard Pricing

Lap Siding ExpertFinish available in stock 16 colors

NewTech Composite Siding and Euro Siding




Trex Decking Installation Videos

Learn how to install Trex Composite Decking in our Installation Video Overview. In it, we provide information on safety, compliance, step-by-step instructions and the tools needed to install Trex decking with hidden fixings. Our high-quality, low-maintenance decking can be found at

Special price for open joist

14″ 23′ lengths open joist $3.75 per foot 2X4 Flange MSR 2400 rating.

Fire Code Compliant
Spans to 32 Feet
Job Site Trimmable
Individually Tested
Warrantied Floor System
Best Span-To-Cost Ratio

Open Joist Brochure

An important update regarding walk-in customers

To all our customers,

We wish you strength and faith during these uncertain times.

As you know, governor Pritzker has issued the Executive Order to stay at home and mandated the closure of non-essential businesses to help combat the spread of Coronavirus. We are a supplier providing essential products and services to the construction industry and, as a result, we are allowed to remain open as an Essential Business.

Here is the excerpt from the State of Illinois website:

“Essential Infrastructure: Working in food production, distribution and sale; construction; building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical; distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems”

Our hours of operation are 7am to 3:30pm. However, please note that our showroom remains closed, and we will only accept orders via telephone or email. Walk-in customers are not allowed at this time.

Please email or call us. We can fill orders and schedule deliveries and provide any information over the phone you may require. Our drivers will make deliveries but will be following health safety precautions as mandated by the CDC and other governmental agencies. As a result, they will avoid shaking hands and keep at least a 6-foot distance from customers when making deliveries. We have also disinfected all possible surfaces. We do not require our customers to sign delivery tickets; instead, drivers will take photos of the deliveries, which will serve as proof of delivery during this period. For any small deliveries that otherwise our customers would pick up from our yard, we will make every effort to deliver those items the same day.

The Executive Order is in effect till April 7th, 2020, so we will operate as outlined above until that time, or until further order by the governor.

Hope to talk to you soon!


Ewa Kulaga
Hillside Lumber

Not all Fire Treated Decking is created equal.

Exterior Fire Retardant Decking Choices

What Does the Tag Stapled to My ProWood Treated Lumber Mean?

Each piece of ProWood® Professional Grade lumber carries an end tag which has essential information for any builder or do-it-yourselfer, including:

The preservative used
The appropriate end use (i.e., above ground or ground contact)
The quality standards it meets
Safe handling information

1.Description of use.
2.Warranty statement.
3.Code report for treatment.
4.Code for use/exposure category (see Description of Use).
5.Treatment authority.
6.Third party quality inspection (assures product has passed retention and penetration test).

Doors: Fiberglass or Wood?

Which Solution is BEST for YOU?

by: Paula Tarnacka

When you start living the exciting life of a remodeling or building your house, you will find yourself asking that question ‘’ What type of exterior door should I choose for my house?’’.

We distinguish between two most common door materials: Fiberglass and Wood.

The overall design of wood doors is created by joining multiple vertical and horizontal components together. There are many wood options to choose from. Most popular are Oak, Mahogany and Walnut.

You can stain or paint the wood to enhance it’s natural beauty. Although wood material looks beautiful and rich, it’s not the most durable and maintenance free product. As with every other wood product – wood needs maintenance. In needs to be refinished as needed. Especially when the doors are exposed to extreme weather conditions and moisture and are not protected by the overhang. Exposure to heat, rain and snow with poor door construction can cause splitting and cracking of the wood and the color to peel off. Wood doors tend to be pricey.

Fiberglass doors are constructed with two molded fiberglass skins with a foam core in-between. The foam is a great insulator against heat and cold. Such a combination makes them very durable, resistant to moisture, peeling, rotting and warping. Fiberglass doors can be purchased with a wood like skin that can be painted or stained. They became very popular in the building industry and are replacing wood doors because of their low maintenance, high insulation values, elegant look and a wide selection of styles in a friendly budget.