Meet Mike Carter. He is shown working on a burn near Big Bend in Northern California. This is a sister photo of an image of Mike cutting this same tree that was used on the cover of Madsen's 2014 catalog.

Mark Carter and Crew

The big fir shown above produced three 16' logs off the butt, a couple 41' logs from the center, and a couple short logs from the top portion of the tree.

Mark Carter and Crew

These photos were taken in the summer of 2013.

Mark Carter and Crew

Mike is shown here running a Stihl 660 fitted witha Hole Shot air filter.

Mark Carter and Crew

Mike says, "...the trend for saw shops in the last few years is towards catering to the weekend wood cutters and not the professionals. Madsen's has always maintained is loyalty to the professional woodsmen, even with the industry slowing at times lately."

Mark Carter and Crew

Here Mike is shown measuring for a bucking cut on a lay on steep ground.

Mark Carter and Crew

Mike also says, "Another thing I really like about Madsen's is that when you call to make an order, you get to talk to a real person. They are always down-to-earth and you feel that you have known them for a long time. This makes is much easier to do business..."

Mark Carter and Crew

Mike adds, "I just want you to know that I do appreciate how Madsen's runs their business."

Mark Carter and Crew

Mike says, " After 40+ years in the woods, Madsen's are my go-to-people: They always have what I am looking for and I can always count on the quality."

Mark Carter and Crew

Mike finishes with, "Madsen's really is the Pro's Choice!"