Sears Trostel works with high schools, community colleges, universities, and trade schools to help their students learn more about the woodworking and lumber industries. Sears Trostel provides guided tours of our facilities to inspire younger generations to the virtues of creating with wood, and show them the technology and processes for creating wood components for building construction. We encourage teachers and their students to visit. To arrange a tour of our Airpark Dr. and/or Riverside Ave. facilities, please contact Carl Herrmann at 970-482-0222.
From 2005 to 2018, the Sears Trostel annual Bread ‘N’ Boards event raised $329,358 for the Food Bank for Larimer County. Each year Sears Trostel employees made cutting boards throughout the year, and local artisans donated Signature Boards for the Signature Board Silent Auction to sell at the fundraising event. We thank Great Harvest Bread of Fort Collins and New Belgium Brewery for their steadfast sponsorship support, along with all the volunteers, local artisans and businesses that gave of their time and resources to make Bread ‘N’ Boards such a success.
The Fort Collins Creator Hub has created a new Bountiful Boards event to carry on the Bread 'N' Boards tradition. The event continues to be held on the first Saturday of December.