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Showroom Hours
Mon - Fri: 7 am - 5 pm
Saturdays by Appointment

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Company History

On a warm spring morning in 1880, two brothers, William J. and Benjamin Huff opened the doors to the Cerro Gordo Lumber Co. in Cerro Gordo, Illinois and provided the roots of a family business that is now in its fourth generation.

W. Lindley Huff, son of William J., expanded with the help of his son Richard W. until there were nine locations in Central Illinois. There was a central business office in the Millikin Bank building in Decatur.

In 1967, Bill Huff joined his father, Richard W. during the phase out and closing of many of the yards.  In 1968 they bought Decatur Lumber Service at 2201 Rt. 51 South and hung up the Huff Lumber Co. "shingle".  The office headquarters at the Millikin Bank building was then moved to the new location on the south end of Decatur.

Today, Huff Lumber Co. sells building material products to local consumers, residential builders and commercial contractors throughout Central Illinois. We opened a new division- Huff Home Specialties.  This division concentrates on selling and installing our core products to homeowners. 


  • Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce
  • Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) 
  • National Lumber Materials Dealers Association


Why Huff Home Specialties?


  • We keep you involved in the process, every step of the way.
  • We address any issues or concerns up-front to avoid mistakes.
  • Our goal is to meet or exceed your expectations.


  • We research new and innovative remodeling products, so you get the latest, greatest service.
  • Design service, drafting, installation and financing are all available.

Total Satisfaction

  • Personalized service tailored to your needs.
  • Materials for different budget ranges.
  • Products and services that will make your dream project a reality.