Here’s How We Offer the Best Firewood Delivery in Chicagoland
“Never again will I make this mistake.” That’s the oath many people make to themselves when they receive low-quality firewood.
Perhaps you can relate.
The seasoned hardwood you ordered had you dreaming of long, cozy nights next to toasty, roaring flames. But what you got instead was smoke in your eyes and frustration as you tried in vain to keep that damp wood lit.
We’re sorry you had to deal with that. But we’ve got news for you:
Firewood delivery doesn’t have to be that way.
At its best, firewood delivery is trustworthy, easy, precise, professional and convenient. It never leaves you feeling frustrated or shortchanged. And best of all, it gives you those cozy nights you’ve been dreaming of with no grunt work on your end.
How can we say all this with such certainty? Because we at Lumberjacks have delivered those benefits for over 25 years. Here are four reasons we offer the best firewood delivery near me in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Glenview, Rockford, Schaumburg and beyond!
1. We Only Produce Trustworthy Wood
A firewood delivery service is only as good as the wood it delivers. Therefore, the best firewood delivery near me must have the best quality wood in the region.
At Lumberjacks, we have pulled out all the stops to ensure our wood is the best around. We’ve designed every step of our firewood production process, from harvesting to drying, with this mission in mind.
Selecting the Best Wood
The process starts with harvesting. Although we don’t harvest our own wood, we are extremely picky about the companies we get the wood from. We only purchase from harvesters we have come to trust in our over two decades of experience in the business. These are local companies that sustainably harvest mature hardwood trees, which are perfect for firewood.
Producing Firewood Prime for Burning
Once we have the right wood to work with, we get to work cutting and splitting them into our standard 16-inch-long pieces. We are again picky during this process and discard any pieces that don’t live up to our high standards.
Next, we take these perfectly split pieces and turn them into the best type of wood for burning: kiln-dried firewood. We do this by placing them in one of our seven dry kilns for an extended period. The wood comes out of the kiln ready for a single match burn right away.
What makes kiln-dried wood so amazing? The kiln-drying process is the only proven method to get the wood below the 20% moisture threshold. When wood has less than 20% moisture, it becomes much easier to light and burns hotter and longer than wood containing more than 20% (as is the case with most seasoned firewood). The kiln-drying process also kills any pests, mold or pesticides that may have been lurking in the wood, making it safe and clean to burn.
Because of these extra steps we take, we are confident that every piece of firewood we produce will produce the hottest and cleanest flames possible. That’s why we say the best firewood delivery near me starts with wood you can trust for great results.
Want to learn more about this wood? Find out everything you need to know in our complete guide to kiln-dried firewood.
2. You’re in Good Hands with Easy and Helpful Ordering
One of the most stressful parts of the firewood delivery process can be making your order. After all, you’re not a firewood expert. So, choosing the type and amount of firewood you want can be full of uncertainty.
We get it. That’s why we’ve also made ordering your wood as easy and doubt-free as possible. We do this through our customizable selection and industry-leading expertise. Here’s how each of these will help you:
Customize Your Firewood Order to Meet Your Needs
No two people have the same firewood needs. For this reason, we give people a lot of options for their firewood orders.
First, you can peruse our selection of premium hardwoods to find the right wood for your situation. These woods include birch, cherry, hickory or oak. So, whether you want the beautiful blue flame of birch or the robust meat-smoking power of hickory, we’ve got you covered. You can also do a mixed order with a few different hardwoods if that’s more your speed.
We’re also very flexible when it comes to the amount of wood you can choose. Whether you need a full cord or a face cord, you can get the right quantity of wood for your needs.
Consult Our Firewood Experts for Helpful Advice
But what if you don’t know exactly what you want or need? Don’t worry about it because we’re here to help. When you call us to place your order, one of our friendly and attentive team members will be ready to help on the other end.
We are more than happy to answer any questions you have. Wondering what type of wood will make the bonfire for your party on Friday night? We can give you our expert opinion (probably oak or hickory, by the way). Not sure how much wood you’ll need to keep your house heated through the winter? We’ll give you our best estimate (probably a full cord or more).
Ultimately, we’re here to help you get the best firewood for your situation, not pressure you into a sale. So, you are more than welcome to call with your questions because you best believe we’ll deliver on our promises!
3. We Always Deliver Precise and Professional Service
You may be thinking, “All of this is great, but what about actually delivering the wood?” That’s an excellent point. Until now, we’ve only discussed how we produce the best possible wood and make the ordering process super easy. How can we guarantee that your order will get to your home safe and sound?
The answer can be summed up in two words: precision and professionalism. Our delivery team takes careful steps to ensure each order contains precisely what the customer ordered. And we efficiently transport and deliver it to your home with the utmost professionalism.
Here’s a closer look at what we mean by each of these promises:
Precisely Processing Each Order
As with everything else we do, our team also gives processing your order a personal touch. We do this by hand stacking the order with each piece lined up in horizontal rows. We then measure the stack to ensure you receive the correct volume of firewood.
This step may seem obvious, but many firewood companies don’t do it. Instead, they will use dishonest processing methods like counting pieces or stacking the wood in a crisscross pattern. These are both ways to make it seem like you’re getting the right amount of wood when you’re getting less than you’re paying for. We would never do something so dishonest!
Instead, we’re very careful with your order. Our delivery trucks separate each order to ensure every customer gets the right amount of wood.
Professional Delivery Every Time
One of the most common compliments we get from our customers is how promptly we deliver their wood. We pride ourselves on getting the wood to our customers as efficiently as possible. And we always show up when we say we will. So, you can trust that your wood will arrive at the expected time.
Our delivery drivers are also careful to deliver the wood exactly where you request it. So, if you tell us to put it on the right side of the driveway, that’s right where you’ll find it.
Our drivers will also stack your wood for you, but only if you request it for an additional fee. We only stack on request because we want to allow you to check for yourself that you got the right amount of wood. Companies that stack without getting your permission first are often doing so because they have something to hide. Not so with our business!
Because of all these precise and professional practices, our delivery service will never leave you feeling shortchanged.
4. We Provide Convenient Delivery Throughout Chicagoland
“Who offers firewood delivery near me?” Too often, people ask that question despairingly because they lack good options. They will either have to settle for the shop down the road that sells subpar wood or the national chain that doesn’t care about their needs.
The good news for people in Chicagoland is that we offer our premium product and exceptional service throughout the region. Our business has two locations, one in Woodstock and one in Lake in the Hills. And we have the bandwidth to travel to places like Arlington Heights, Glenview, Rockford, Schaumburg and everywhere in between!
Here are some of our favorite stories of customers we’ve helped from throughout the region:
Father’s Day Firewood Delivery in Algonquin, IL
We have many regular customers in Algonquin, IL, and Joseph Rapp is one of our favorites. This past June, Joseph called us up looking to stock up on kiln-dried goodness for his upcoming Father’s Day celebration.
The holiday was only a couple of days away, but that was more than enough time for our efficient delivery team. We expedited the process and got him exactly what he needed to light up his Dad’s Day extravaganza!
Glad we could be of service, Joseph!
Discovering Kiln-Dried Firewood in Barrington, IL
Tom Matijevic of Barrington had his doubts about the firewood he’d been using. The flames were bright and warm, but deep down, he knew they could be brighter and warmer. So, he took to the Internet and discovered our kiln-dried firewood, and well, the rest is history!
Happy we could give you a better firewood experience, Tom!
Detail-Oriented Service in Crystal Lake, IL
Crystal Lake is one of the places we frequent most often when firewood season comes around. And one of our favorite Crystal Lake residents to get a call from is Wendy Guss. Wendy and her family are so delightful, and we work hard to make their delivery experience just as delightful.
One way we do this is by calling before we deliver to make sure we drop the wood off in the right spot. The last thing we’d want to do is block the wrong side of her driveway!
All in a day’s work, Wendy!
A Cozy Fireplace Experience in Highland Park, IL
Pop quiz: What makes the cold winter nights in Highland Park, IL bearable? For Kim Hoyer, the answer was our kiln-dried wood in her fireplace! What Kim especially appreciated about the premium product was the minimal smoke it produced.
It’s all in the lack of moisture, Kim. Glad you enjoyed the clean burns!
Next Day Delivery in Hoffman Estates, IL
One of the reasons people throughout the Chicagoland region love us is because of how quick we are. For Derek Stienstra of Hoffman Estates, our blazing speed was unbelievable! He needed mixed hardwood the next day, and we got it to him.
You’re the best, Derek!
Neat and Tidy Stacking in Mount Prospect, IL
When it comes to pleasing great customers like Steven Deering in Mount Prospect, neatness and precision are the names of the game. Not only did Steven get his wood the day after he ordered it, but upon examining the pieces, he couldn’t believe how pristine and uniform they were.
It’s always great to work with you too, Steven!
We Can Deliver to You Too!
As you can see, we take our firewood delivery very seriously. Our team puts a lot of hard work and care into every step of the process so that you can enjoy premium wood conveniently delivered to your home.
Interested in getting some kiln-dried firewood of your own? Please give us a call at 815-337-1451 to place your order.
Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in September 2021 and updated in November 2021.