Jim Mitchell served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, achieving the rank of sergeant, he was a veteran of the Korean War. After spending time working for Lent Inc., Jim and his wife Jeanne bought CK Lumber located in Silverdale in 1971. Jim later renamed the business Mitchell Lumber Co. and retired in 1984. During his retirement he enjoyed working on his boat and spending time with his friends at the Bremerton Yacht Club. Jim and Jeanne spent much of their time with grandchildren, boating, and at their winter home in Borrego Springs, California. In 2003 Jim passed away from cancer in his home in Bremerton, Jeanne followed him in 2013.
Jeff Mitchell started working at the lumberyard when he was 15 years old. After graduating from West High in Bremerton he attended Pacific Lutheran University, where we earned a degree in Business. Jeff and his wife Kath bought Mitchell Lumber from Jim and Jeanne in 1984 following Jim's retirement. Jeff ran the lumber yard in Silverdale until he moved the business to it's current location in Belfair in 1992. Jeff operated the business in Belfair until his passing in 2014.
Like his dad, Andy Mitchell started sweeping the floors at the lumberyard when he was 12 years old. Andy continued to work at Mitchell Lumber until, with the encouragement of his father, he decided to pursue his own passion in becoming a firefighter. Due to Jeff's unexpected passing in 2014 Andy returned to run the business full time. He and his wife Breezy currently operate the business while he splits his time between career firefighting and Mitchell Lumber Co.