Customer-based, knowledgeable crane mat experts
At Buckeye Mats, our team goes beyond simply offering crane mats for sale. Our combined 32 years of experience and loyal relationships with North American mills and suppliers set us apart. Our team is on your team.
Please feel free to contact our team and give us the chance to earn your business.
Steve joined the Buckeye Mats team in 2015 with nine years’ experience in the crane mat industry. Prior to that he brings over 20 years of experience trading commodity lumber products. Steve assembled the mat team based on the mission statement, “To provide our customers and suppliers with the very best service, quality and prices available. We believe it all starts with the selection of the team and our core values.”
Steve played basketball at Hawaii Pacific University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He and his wife Cindy have three daughters and one son. They lead a very active life primarily focused on their children’s’ activities and sporting events. In their free time they enjoy spending time at the beach and exploring new places.
Raised in Oregon, Brent attended Oregon State University. He is the proud father of three daughters and one son, and enjoys spending his free time outdoors, fishing and hunting in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Mike is very active in his community, and has coached youth sports for over 20 years. He and his wife Julie enjoy spending time and traveling with four children and three grand children. Mike loves the outdoors and when there’s any free time, you can find him on the golf course.
He is very into football and basketball, and is a die-hard Dallas Cowboy and Portland Trailblazer fan. He also enjoys golfing on the weekends as well as spending time with friends and family.
Field Representative/Mat Grader
John joined the Buckeye Mat team in 2015 after spending three years in the crane mat industry. Prior to that, he gained over 10 years of experience buying, selling, grading and installing composite and timber mats.
John primarily travels the United States for Buckeye Mats helping customers determine the best options for their matting needs. In addition, John grades mats for Buckeye on buybacks and assists customers with any problems they may have. Feel free to call Buckeye and request John to come out and help you with any future projects you may have.
Buckeye’s credit management team is led by Nicole Tabor. With over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of the company, she brings both experience and a fresh perspective in leading her department by providing flexible credit management to our customers.
Many businesses see credit negotiations as a roadblock or challenge ahead of purchasing, but we see it as a team effort, where Ms. Tabor’s primary goal is to maximize your buying power and payment options, and help you minimize those challenges to keep your business moving forward.
Sarah joined the Buckeye Mats team in 2015. With 18 years of customer service, she truly enjoys what she does. In her spare time, you’ll find her riding her bike around Portland and running with her three Labrador retrievers.
After graduating from the University of Maine in 1992, Matt got his start in the lumber business working for Jim Gillies Lumber in Gray, Maine. In April of 1995, he joined Forest City Trading Group as a lumber trader and eventually became Vice President at Richmond International Forest Products where he spent 20 years.
In early 2015, he accepted the position as President of Buckeye Mats and Buckeye Pacific, moving his family out west to Portland, Oregon.