Welcome to Pelletier Brothers Inc.

A Proud History of Working The Great North Woods

Gerald Pelletier, Inc and the Pelletier Brothers have represented true logging spirit by working the great north woods for three generations.  Representing the American blue collar spirit, the Pelletiers are but one of many proud loggers who still put in an honest days work and make their living off the land. With principles rooted in strong family values, stewardship of the land, and good old fashioned yankee effort, the Pelletiers continue today the company founded by Gerald Pelletier in 1976.

Pelletier Logging Facts:

  • Pelletier Brothers, Inc. harvests nearly 200,000 cords of wood per year in the vast wooded area of northwestern Maine called the North Maine Woods.
  • Pelletier Brothers mainly deal with Spruce, Fir, some Cedar, Pine, Hemlock and a variety of other hardwoods destined for mills and stockyards in Maine and Canada.
  • Using a variety of heavy machinery and foresting equipment Pelletier Brothers maintains over 200 miles of private roads and bridges year round.
  • Pelletier Brothers operates out of two main base camps – one large site at Fifth Saint John Pond in western Maine and a smaller operation in the Telos area near the Allagash Waterway. The corporate offices are located at the beginning of the Golden Road in Millinocket, Maine.
  • Pelletier Brothers, Inc. employees are well trained to care for the North Maine Woods. Many are Certified Logging Professionals (CPL) and the company is part of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), as well as a member of the Maine Forest Products Council and the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine.

Gary Pelletier

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The fifth son born on November 21, 1958, Gary first went to work for his dad doing odd jobs in the company garage in Millinocket while waiting to report for basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He had graduated early from high school, enlisted in the U.S. Army early in June of 1976, but was placed on inactive duty until he turned 18 the following February.

After basic training, Gary served first as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver at Fort Campbell, Kentucky followed by a tour of duty as a truck driver in Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 1980, his father called him on the phone while he was still overseas and Gary remembers to this day having the conversation while lying on his bunk. He asked his father if he should come home to work for the family business or re-enlist with the expectation of a promotion. His father said, "Yeah, we have work for you."

Over the next 15 years, Gary worked with his father both to develop the use of double trailers to haul logs and to expand the business into road maintenance and graveling, first for Great Northern Paper and later for their own operations. His job today is to keep the logging roads in shape for trucking which, depending on the season, could mean plowing snow or graveling and grading. The brothers agree that they can all do most of the jobs in the company but each has fallen into what they seem to do most often. He met and married Diane Guerette on August 6, 1982 and they have three children; Derek, Melissa and Tyler.

American Loggers visit Corinna corn maze made in their honor

The Pelletier family recently made it down to Corinna to check out the corn maze at Thunder Road Farm.  Read the story at the Bangor Daily News!