About Granberg International

GRANBERG INTERNATIONAL’S story begins in the forests of the Pacific Northwest when a young WWII veteran and contract logger named Elof Granberg determined that freehand chainsaw sharpening was inaccurate, which unnecessarily increased sawing time.  Rather than accepting the status quo, he invented the File-n-Joint in 1954.  He also invented and introduced to the chainsaw accessory market the first 12-volt portable chainsaw sharpener; the first adjustable and portable saw chain breaker/mender and the first chainsaw hedge trimmer attachment.
In the 1960s, Granberg acquired the rights to a bar-mounted chain saw mill, nicknamed the “ALASKAN.” Working under the credo “smarter, not harder,” Elof set about simplifying and streamlining the design. The Alaskan MKIII set the the industry standard for over 50 years. Today, the revamped MKIV continues in that proud tradition and is relied upon all over the world by all kinds of people. The Granberg Edging Mill (c.1966) and the Granberg Alaskan Small Log Mill (c1998)  round out the ALASKAN mill family. No matter what your needs, Granberg has a mill to suit them.
Today, Granberg is still a family-owned business and Elof’s descendants are still managing the business and continuing to improve and update the product line. We strive to continue Elof’s high standards and honor his belief that a product can - and must - be affordable, accurate and well designed.
Our American made and assembled products are always backed by top notch customer service, and our sales department is committed to ensuring you always get the right tool for the job.
ELOF PORTRAIT

"I like to think of our products as tools that encourage your creativity. Our simple but accurate saw mills turn logs into custom lumber for creative projects. Let the wood inspire you, connect with your inner craftsman. Experience is the best teacher and I love to share that with our customers."

- Erik Granberg, President

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American Forests

CREATING HEALTHY AND RESILIENT FORESTS

Did you know we support American Forests as a way to give back to the environment? One tree is planted for every Alaskan Mill sold, up to 5,000. American Forests is the oldest conservation organization and works to protect and restore threatened forest ecosystems. They’ve completed reforestation projects in all 50 U.S. states and nearly 50 countries. We are proud to be a part of their work!

Meet Team Granberg!

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Erik Granberg

President

I have grown up with our family business. I was milling with my father when I was 12, cutting second growth redwood for our kitchen wall panels. My personal business philosophy is based on customer service in the most wide ranging sense. I base our quality control procedures on one simple fact: does the equipment perform. To achieve this we strive daily to produce the best product possible. Products that our customers are proud to own and that make them part of our Granberg family.

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John Mahley

General Manager

John Mahley considers himself the adopted son in the Granberg family. John started as the shipping manager in May of 2000 and today is the general manager of Granberg International. John has a background of working as a diesel mechanic as well as demolition, warehousing, and manufacturing. Born in the city, but a true country boy at heart John enjoys BBQ, music, camping and taking weekend trips with his beautiful wife and two sons. John prides himself on customer service and enjoys talking to and getting to know our customers from all over this great country. 

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Sylvia Mahley

Office Manager

Sylvia is a California Native who has a deep appreciation for the ocean and California’s beautiful scenery.  Sylvia’s background is in accounting and message therapy and she loves working with people. Sylvia came on board with Granberg in October of 2001. Sylvia is always going above and beyond in her wide gamut of responsibilities and when she gets a break in the action she likes to read and catch up on things such as better business practices and new advances in finance, ERP software and human resources. During the warmer months Sylvia loves exploring California’s coastlines with her husband and two children. During the cooler fall and winter months she likes to hibernate in doors and watch her favorite television shows like Modern Family and all the holiday movies in front of the fireplace while eating delicious comfort foods.

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Lindsey Granberg

Marketing Manager

Lindsey Granberg has worked part time with the company since 2005 but has only been working here full-time since 2013. In those part-time years, she went to college, traveled the world, took up landscaping and worked several jobs in the Lake Tahoe area. She has done a wide variety of jobs here at Granberg but is now Marketing Manager. She is a third generation Granberg and is proud to be a part of such a passionate and innovative company. In her free time she loves going to see live music and getting creative in the kitchen. 

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Ben Hawkins

Sales Manager

Ben has worked at Granberg on and off since he was 16. When he is not providing top-notch customer service and sales advice, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife and their dog. He is a third generation Granberg (in blood if not in name), and is proud to be part of the team that brings you the best, American-made milling and chainsaw products.

Erik Granberg | President

I have grown up with our family business. I was milling with my father when I was 12, cutting second growth redwood for our kitchen wall panels. My personal business philosophy is based on customer service in the most wide ranging sense. I base our quality control procedures on one simple fact: does the equipment perform. To achieve this we strive daily to produce the best product possible. Products that our customers are proud to own and that make them part of our Granberg family.

John Mahley | General Manager

John Mahley considers himself the adopted son in the Granberg family. John started as the shipping manager in May of 2000 and today is the general manager of Granberg International. John has a background of working as a diesel mechanic as well as demolition, warehousing, and manufacturing. Born in the city, but a true country boy at heart John enjoys BBQ, music, camping and taking weekend trips with his beautiful wife and two sons. John prides himself on customer service and enjoys talking to and getting to know our customers from all over this great country. 

Sylvia Mahley | Office Manager

Sylvia came on board with Granberg in October of 2001. Her background is in accounting and message therapy and loves working with people. Sylvia is always going above and beyond in her wide gamut of responsibilities and when she gets a break in the action she likes to read and catch up on things such as better business practices and new advances in finance, ERP software and human resources. Sylvia loves exploring California’s coastlines with her husband and two children. In her down time she enjoys watching movies with her family and enjoying delicious home cooked meals.

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Lindsey Granberg | Marketing Manager

Lindsey Granberg has worked part time with the company since 2005 but has only been working here full-time since 2013. In those part-time years, she went to college, traveled the world, took up landscaping and worked several jobs in the Lake Tahoe area. She has done a wide variety of jobs here at Granberg but is now Marketing Manager. She is a third generation Granberg and is proud to be a part of such a passionate and innovative company. In her free time she loves going to see live music and getting creative in the kitchen. 

Ben Hawkins | Sales Manager

Ben has worked at Granberg on and off since he was 16. When he is not providing top-notch customer service and sales advice, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife and their dog. He is a third generation Granberg (in blood if not in name), and is proud to be part of the team that brings you the best, American-made milling and chainsaw products.

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Warranty Information

Granberg doesn’t make tools designed to sit on a shelf, and we know that many of our customers use our products every day as part of their workday. That’s why we offer our limited lifetime warranty* to everybody, from the casual user to the backwoods sawyer, from arborists to furniture makers. We are the only manufacturer of chainsaw mills to offer our warranty to commercial users. So go ahead and give them your worst. We’re confident they can take it.

*Warranty does not apply to "wear and tear" items, including double-end bars and ripping chain 

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We would love to hear from you!

phone:     (925) 380-9400
toll-free:  (800) 233-6499
email:      [email protected]

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