Gregory’s Sawmill is a Wilton landmark at 1 Pimpewaug Rd., on the corner of Danbury Rd./Rte. 7. Since the 1850s, the lumber and mulch business has been passed down through five generations of the Gregory family, one of the oldest Wilton families stretching back to the mid-1600s. According to Bob Russell‘s definitive book, Wilton, CT:  Three Centuries of People, Places and Progress, Gregory Sawmill is the oldest family business in town.

The sawmill is now in the hands of fifth generation family member Taber Gregory, who was afraid he’d lose the business after hitting a rough patch in 2016. But today, Gregory says, the future is looking much brighter, thanks to a new partnership with family friend Steve Vasale. Vasale has purchased a share of the property, according to land transfer records in the town clerk’s office.

According to the clerk’s office, the parcels on which Gregory’s Sawmill sits at 1 Pimpewaug Rd. and 25 Pimpewaug Rd. were sold to 1 & 25 Pimpewaug Rd. LLC for $545,000.

Vasale owns Premiere Firewood Company, which sells and delivers kiln dried firewood–a good match to share the location with the sawmill. Gregory says Gregory’s Sawmill will continue to operate the same way, for a long time.

“We will both share the spot here, and we’re going to give it a small facelift. I say it’s a win-win. Gregory’s Sawmill will live on. I’m still the owner/operator of Gregory’s Sawmill, and will operate the Sawmill until the next millennium,” he says, adding, “Gregory Sawmill is not going anywhere.”

Some of the changes are already apparent–the dump trucks that used to park on the property will no longer use the space, and there’s been some cleaning and tidying up in the last week. Just in time for spring and summer customers in need of mulches, topsoil, antique & native lumber, shiplap, firewood, custom mantles, signs and more.

Gregory’s Sawmill is open seven days a week.