CLEAR LAKE - Michele Collins has joined the Woodford Lumber and Home Company staff as a design and sales consultant.
Collins is working with residential and business customers on remodeling and new construction projects as well as assisting in the retail store.
Collins worked over 25 years at Farmers Lumber in Clear Lake, most recently as the assistant manager.
She did drafting and design work for residential housing, kitchen and bath design, residential building estimating, purchasing and other responsibilities. Prior to working at Farmers Lumber, she was office manager for Best Way Inc. in Clear Lake.
She graduated in 1990 from Buena Vista University, Mason City Center, with a bachelor's degree in management science. She earlier graduated from Hamilton Business College with an accounting and business administration degree and from Newman High School.
Collins, of Grafton, is treasurer of the English Shepherd Club, an international association. She and her husband Ken also raise and train American Quarter horses and are active with their grandchildren in 4-H. Collins also helps her daughter and granddaughter in their search and rescue dog training.
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Woodford Lumber and Home at 210 North Fourth Street in downtown Clear Lake is full-service lumberyard and retail center and Benjamin Moore signature paint store. Name brandwindows, cabinets, countertops, doors and toolsare offered with cabinets and windows showcased in the showroom. Experienced staff can develop new construction or remodeling design plans.
Woodford Lumber and Home attained Benjamin Moore signature paint store status last summer. Benjamin Moore & Company is one of the country's leading manufacturers of premium-quality residential, commercial and industrial paints. The J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Interior Paint Satisfaction Study ranked Benjamin Moore highest in consumer satisfaction. Woodford Lumber and Home is the only Benjamin Moore signature paint store within a 90 mile radius of Clear Lake.