Mike and Ina DeSanto is the owner and operator of Lakeside Lumber CO, headquartered in Diluth,  MN. This is a highly regarded retail lumber company in St Louis County.

Mike and Ina was trained in retail lumber hands on. His father originally was the owner and he worked with him ever since he was a kid. The company was first called Bertram Wright in 1933. In 1960 his father and partner had retired. Mike was in the military and the had a degree in Forestry at the University of MN.

Some of the services the Lakeside Lumber CO provides include: retail lumber, windows, molding, trees, installation.

When it comes to providing expert retail lumber services, nothing takes the place of experience. Mike and Ina began working in retail lumber 20 years ago and started Lakeside Lumber CO in 1912.

One of Lakeside Lumber CO’s  goals is to provide their St Louis County clients with professional, high quality, and affordable services. People often choose Lakeside Lumber CO because the company has provided superior customer service, high quality products, and unbeatable rates and is committed to the ultimate customer experience, Larsen Lumber has everything you need for your project from start to finish. 

The result, one of the most successful retail lumber companies in Diluth!  


  What do their customers think?

One fan of the company publicly wrote, “Rob Melton When we decided to change the siding for a new look, Lakeside lumber had the best quality and pricing, and free delivery. The sales staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Pros depends on Lakeside because of their complete line of products and stock depth. ”

Another fan of the Lakeside Lumber CO publicly wrote, “Greg Way- Lakeside lumber is great,great service with a smile very professional”

Having owner operated experts, like Mike and Ina providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Diluth and St Louis County, MN.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Mike and Ina DeSanto that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Mike and Ina for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need retail lumber service? Give Lakeside Lumber CO an opportunity by visiting them at 4630 Robinson Street, Diluth or by calling them at 218-525-4216.

In addition to running a successful retail lumber business, Mike and Ina supports n/a.


So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Mike and Ina DeSanto, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of St Louis County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of MN and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Mike and Ina DeSanto!


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