Wood

Trader Trainees

Our current group of trader trainees are educated extensively under our experienced senior traders to learn not only about the lumber industry and the ever changing market, but how to be a successful and reliable partner for both their mills and their customers. They learn from and grow with the best in the industry while crafting their own unique styles that seamlessly cater to you and your business' needs. 

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Mike Hoyle

Trader Trainee

Mike joined the RIFP team in 2019 after his time in the Navy, and selling solid hardwood flooring while pursuing his degree. The variety of people that you meet in forest product and building industries drew him in along with his love of the aesthetic appeal of wood products in general. Mike’s customers will be at ease knowing that every morning not only is his goal to make their jobs easier, but that he will come to them with creative, alternative solutions if he cannot obtain what they ask of him. When Mike isn’t trading lumber or problem solving, you can find him where the music is or grilling meat. 

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Luke Brugel

Trader Trainee

Luke has been with RIFP since 2020 and was immediately draw in to the work hard- play hard culture of our team. Luke’s customers appreciate that he is willing to not only learn but adjust to how they want to do things and work just as hard for them to be successful. When he isn’t trading lumber, Luke can usually be found on the golf course, working out, or watching sports.

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