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Your Lake Vermilion Area Building Material Supplier - Cook, Minnesota

The team at the Cook Building Center is dedicated to service. We have been helping customers with projects big and small since the 60’s. Whether you are building a storage shed, your dream home, or remodeling and redesigning your kitchen we are here to help. Our product line ranges from construction lumber to everything to finish the interior of your home, and with our large network of suppliers if we don’t stock it we can get it for you. Visit our contact form to sign up for email specials!

Mission Statement
Provide our customers with the best possible materials and delivery support in Northern Minnesota. We are dedicated to quality, service, and innovation, at competitive prices, all to create the best value for our customers.

10 North River Street
Cook, MN 55723
Phone: 218-666-5344
Fax: 218-666-5033




Hill Wood Products


Our company was founded over 70 years ago by the Hill family and located in Cook, a small town in Northeastern Minnesota. Since our inception as a wood products manufacturer we have evolved through various technologies, products, and markets to meet the ever changing wood products business environment. Our name in the wood products industry has become synonymous with Problem Solving and Customer Satisfaction. As always, our products are made in America, at our factory still located in Cook, Minnesota.

Through our Biomass Fuel division, we supply biomass fuels to a fortune 500 heavy industrial corporation which uses our biomass fuel as an alternative to natural gas. The biomass fuel division is our firm commitment to promote environmentally responsible, “green” fuels to our industrial customers, while helping to solve pollution and landfill problems.


Hill Wood Products Inc.
P.O. Box 398
9483 Ashawa Rd.
Cook, MN 55723

Tel: 800-788-9689
Fax: 218-666-5726


KGM Contractors Inc.



KGM is an established and innovative highway heavy contractor based in Northeast Minnesota. We have over 50 years of experience with large scale operation such as highway construction, mine stripping and reclamation, environmental contamination correction, landfill closures, drill and blasting, bituminous paving commercial and residential, airport construction and aggregate production.


KGM Contractors
9211 Highway 53
Angora, MN 55703

P: 218-666-5698
F: 218-666-5708


   (218) 666 - 5466
   (800) 692 - 5467
   Fax: (218) 666 - 2807

Mailing Address:

   Kolstad Olson Drilling
   P.O. Box 568
   Cook, Mn. 55723


Kolstad Olson Drilling


Kolstad Olson Drilling has over 30 years in the well drilling, pump installation service and repair business. Our reputation has been built on trust, honesty, integrity, and experience.

• Prompt service and free estimates
• Island drilling and remote sites
• Residential and commercial
• Submersible and jet pumps
• Pump sales and service


• Rotary drilling steel casing
• Complete water systems
• Hydro-fracking
• Geothermal Wells
• Well sealing


A Lake Vermilion Excavating, Barging, & Septic Contractor
Located in Northern Minnesota on beautiful Lake Vermilion, Northern Waters Construction, Inc. has established a reputation as one of the premier excavating contractors in the Lake Vermilion and surrounding areas. They offer their clients value as well as responsibility and accountability throughout the construction process.

Northern Waters Construction, Inc. provides a wide range of excavating and barging services to the residential property owners, developers, and general contractors.

They take great pride in the fact that their reputation is based on the quality of their workmanship and customer satisfaction. NWCI is dedicated at providing you with the best possible experience and the highest quality of work.

Call today and experience the Northern Waters difference! 218-750-0414
Their experience from the office to the dirt can assist you in insuring that the job exceeds your expectations.



Northern Waters Construction and Barging, Inc.

No road access ? No problem! We can haul almost anything:
Construction Equipment
LP Gas Delivery
Concrete Trucks
Septic Pumping Truck
All household appliances and furnishings for the entire cabin

Site Preparation

Basement and frost footing excavation
Slab on grade preparation for homes and garages

Road and Driveway Construction

Road construction to a new cabin, home, or development
Driveway off of an existing road
Road and driveway repair
Culvert installation and ditching


Tear down and removal of old structures such as houses, cabins, garages, sheds and more
Concrete and asphalt removal

Septic Installation

Holding Tanks
Traditional mound or in ground trench systems
At grade systems
Performance systems such as peat filters

Land Improvements

Land clearing for new structures, roads, driveways, and right of ways
Eliminating those unwanted, dead, or dangerous trees
Brush hogging for right of ways, unwanted brush along driveways, trails, and food plots

Pond Design and Construction

Can’t or don’t want to be on the lake! Why not have your own body of water
Pond excavation big or small
Pond design to fit your landscape

Rock Wall Construction

Rock retaining walls to save on washouts and improve the look of your property
Terraced walls or one big wall
Rock steps down to your front lawn or to the lakeshore

Other Services

Class 5, mill feed, beach sand, pit run. You want dirt? We’ll get it to you
Snowplowing and snow removal


Call: 218-750-0414



2979 Vermilion Drive Cook, Mn 55723





Norman W. Nelson Construction


Norman W. Nelson is a leed qualified general contractor based out of Cook, MN. Offering a wide variety of services, Norman specializes in the construction of log homes and custom cabinets. Please visit the gallery page to view samples of previous work.


Better Business Bureau Accredited Business

Member of the Northern Builders Association


Thank you to the following sub-contractors:

Vermilion Construction Inc - dirt, septic, site prep, finish landscaping

Reichel Electric

J.H. Masonry - cement, stone mason, flat work

Anderson Barging

Rod's Plumbing Heating & Pump

The Tin Smith - duct work, air exchangers, furnaces

Wakefield Wood Works

Rob's Custom Cabinets


2648 Mordini Rd

Cook, Mn 55723

Phone: 218-666-5395



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