Meet the Team


At Lutes Timber Mart we strive to give you the best service possible. With a strong team of long time members we have the knowledge and drive to help you get your projects completed with the right products at the right price. We believe having team members that know all aspects of the business and products gives us an advantage over our competitors. Meet the team that makes this all happen:

Travis Lutes


Travis grew up in the lumber industry following in the footsteps of his Father, Grandfather & Grandmother and Great Grandfather in the lumber industry. Also having an Uncle and Cousins in the industry it’s safe to say it’s in his blood. In his younger years Travis worked after schools and summer holidays in the yard learning the business from the bottom up. After attending College Travis drove picker trucks and renovated the current store location from what was Synder’s Auto Wrecking to what you see today. Once in the new location Travis brought the store up to date by implementing the use of a point of sale computer system. Travis then took basic and intermediate estimating courses alongside Jason in Winnipeg and has since then added well over a decade of estimating, site measurement and management experience to his skillset. Although Travis spends more time in his office than the sales floor these days he is a big believer in a hands on approach always working to create a better customer experience.


When away from work Travis is a member of the Tirol Gas board, assists coaching the Tilley Tigers initiation hockey team, is a member of Brooks fish & Game and enjoys hunting, camping and any other activities he can do with his wife and three kids.

Rochelle Klassen


Rochelle started with Lutes Timber Mart in 2009, growing up in a construction family she took to her new team immediately. Rochelle has completed both basic, and intermediate estimating courses with the WRLA and with several years of estimating under her belt you can be confident in her ability to give you an accurate cost on your next project. Rochelle also looks after the majority of hardware purchasing and the book keeping when needed. From mixing paint to estimating Rochelle has all angles covered!


Rochelle’s time away from work is usually spent playing slow pitch, basketball and “supermom” to her son.

Jim Holkestad

Jim started with Lutes Timber Mart, then called Lutes Building Centre Ltd. in July of 1980. Starting as a yard hand and delivery driver Jim has done it all at Lutes Timber Mart over the years. He has been involved with thousands of projects big and small across the county of Newell over the years. From back yard garden sheds to large custom homes and commercial buildings Jim has the knowledge and experience to get your project done. He is a highly valued by customers and other Lutes team members for this wealth of knowledge and his passion to share it. Jim is a former Kinsmen member and in his down time he can usually be found enjoying the outdoors hunting and fishing or watching Nascar racing.

Brad Biette


Brad came to Lutes Timber Mart in 2015 with 12 years of picker experience but after a short time as a delivery driver and picker operator Brad’s care for his job and the people around him was abundantly clear and he became yard foreman. Brad’s attention to detail and ability to foresee and prevent issues before they happen helped the yard run smoothly for about 3 years until he made the shift to inside sales & receiving. Since then Brad has completed both basic and intermediate WRLA estimating courses as well as his forklift train the trainer course. With all this on his plate he still is known to jump in a picker truck when needed!


Brad takes a lot of pride in his family, his job and his community. Away from work he is a member of the Brooks Fish and Game, has spent several years as part of the Cassils Community Board and has been an Elks member for 12 years and is the proud father to two daughters.

Brian Hartling


Brian has been with Lutes Timber Mart since 2015. Brian is a go to team member always happy to help customers, place special orders or ensure the show room and retail shelving are looking their best. Brian is also first to jump in a delivery truck when the extra hands are needed get the products to site on time.


Away from work Brian likes to spend time with the family, watch movies, listen to some classic rock, go ski-dooing and attend Brooks Bandits games.

Jason Thomasen


Jason came to Lutes Timber Mart in 2003. Starting out as a yard hand and delivery driver then working his way to yard foreman. Somewhere along the way he was convinced to get his class 3 license and was also responsible for running the picker trucks. Jason then made his way inside to a sales position and has completed his basic and intermediate WRLA estimating courses. With over a decade of estimating and site measurement experience Jason can help you tackle projects of any size and complexity with ease.


Away from work Jason is heavily involved in the local baseball community. Jason took the lead in fundraising for the Brooks Regional Ballpark, played a key role in bringing the WMBL Brooks Bombers to town and still sits as President for them. Jason has a passion for getting kids into sports and has coached youth baseball and soccer for many years. If that wasn’t enough to keep a guy busy Jason also lends a hand when “told” to do so at his wife’s dog rescue, Cleo’s Karma Canine Rescue.

Pete Gronemeyer


Pete started with Lutes Timber Mart in
2019 with previous experience in the lumber and sales industries. He
completed both his basic and intermediate WRLA courses. Pete has been
known to jump into one of our Picker or Moffett delivery trucks when
an extra driver is needed.

Outside of work Pete likes to spend
time with family, at the ball diamond, on the fairway, or in the
hockey rink.

Amanda Kelland


Amanda started with Lutes Timber Mart in 2015 after moving to Brooks from rural Ontario. Shortly after starting Amanda became known around the store as the Pintrest Queen with an amazing eye for color and design. Amanda spends a great deal of time bouncing between the floor covering and paint departments assisting customers to get just the look they want. Amanda also looks after the social media side of Lutes’ advertising so when you see all the awesome color schemes and tile designs on our Facebook page you now know who’s behind them. In 2017 Amanda completed her basic and intermediate estimating courses and has been a shed, deck and garage estimating machine ever since.


Away from work Amanda enjoys constantly renovating her home, Pinterest projects, Crossfit and counter acting Crossfit with craft beer.

Remington


Remi started coming to work in 2008. Remi’s duties include greeting customers at the door, begging for snacks and collecting belly rubs from anyone willing to give them. Remi also has been known to do a little advertising as seen in “Remi’s Saturday Specials” on our Facebook page.


When not at work Remi enjoys bird hunting, chasing cats around and laying in front of the fireplace at home.

Donna Parker


Donna joined the Timber Mart team in 2008. Mrs. P’s job as book keeper means she has organizational skills like no other! She does a fantastic job of keeping the back end side of the business running smoothly from pay roll and payables to administering the benefits program Donna keeps track of everything going on at Lutes Timber Mart. When not at work Donna can usually be found doing one of three things, golfing, chasing grandkids or lounging in her backyard pool.

Yard and Delivery Team


Our team of delivery drivers are the unsung heroes behind the scenes making sure your project goes along smoothly. They are skilled equipment operators from forklifts, to trucks to pickers they make sure the right materials make it to your job site at the right time. Working safely and efficiently in all kinds of weather our team of delivery drivers will provide you with the service you need to keep your project moving forward. By keeping our yard clean, organized and well stocked they will make picking up materials a breeze. No matter if you’re picking up material by the car or semi load they will have you loaded and on your way back to the work site in short order!

Lutes Timber Mart

20-6 ST E

Brooks, AB T1R 1C3


P. 403-362-4000

F. 403-362-6173

E. lutesbrk@telus.net

Hours

Monday - Friday 07:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Saturday 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Service Area

  • Brooks

  • County of Newell

  • Rosemary

  • Patricia

  • Rainier

  • Rolling Hills

  • Jenner

  • Lomond

  • Bassano

  • Duchess

  • Tilley

  • Scandia

  • Gem

  • Buffalo

  • Southern Alberta

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