On-Site or Virtual Site Consultations

Why You Need a Consultation 

By investing in an on-site consultation, you save hours researching what type of trees you have or what they can be used for. You  remove the confusion and frustration from trying to find out how long your lumber needs to dry or what step to take next so you have the materials you need when you need them.  You avoid the expense of keeping trees that yield little to no useable lumber or -worse – lose money by paying a tree company to haul off your most valuable logs (which they profit from by selling to a sawmill). You will also receive a checklist and other time-saving printable resources.

What’s Included

For customers within a 1 1/2 hour drive of Tryon, NC (where we’re located), Chris will come to your location and walk your property with you. If you are farther away, he will do a virtual consult via Google Meet or Zoom. During the virtual consult, he will have you walk your property and show him the trees. Please expect approximately two hours for your consultation. On larger tracts of land, more time may be needed.

Prior to his visit, Chris will email you a template you can print out and fill in with his recommendations. You will be able to reference this information throughout your home planning or project building process.

You will learn:

  • What types of trees you have
  • Which trees will yield the most lumber
  • Which trees aren’t worth the expense of milling
  • What trees are best used for your desired end-use product
  • The steps required to process your lumber into the final product
  • The timeline for that process
  • The approximate expense involved
  • The approximate cost to mill your trees

Resources You Will Receive:

  • Contact info for Kiln Drying or millwright service providers (if needed)
  • Printable Checklist with Timeline
  • Printable Logbook to record Chris’ recommendations for each tree
  • Printable Materials list to use if you decide to mill your lumber


Consultation fees are deducted from your first invoice if you decide to hire Mill on Wheels to mill your lumber. So if you already know you are hiring us, you are getting this additional information and resources for free.

On-Site consultation within a 1 1/2 drive from Tryon, NC (Includes Charlotte and outlying areas; Greenville, Spartanburg and Asheville areas; Fort Mill; Morganton; Hickory) $180

Virtual consultation $180

If you are located in another area such as Charleston, SC or Raleigh, NC and still wish to have an on-site consultation, please call for a quote.

We don’t have customers. We have friends.

We genuinely care about each and every person we work with and strive to help them every step of the way. We have so many repeat customers, that we don’t even call them customers anymore. They’re friends.  We build relationships that last a lifetime and we are proud of that.

My entire house was built from lumber that Mill on Wheels milled on my property. Chris even provided wood from other places that was milled specifically for my needs. I would not have been able to do a project of this size had it not been for Chris’ expertise. I consider him part of my family now.

– Mary S.