We are direct importers of Ipe Decking. Therefore you receive top-quality material at substantial savings. Our Ipe Decking is high-grade decking material... Don't be fooled by lower grade, cheap alternatives that our competition offers! We service a broad range of customers from homeowners and residential contractors to large commercial developers.
Find out why contractors and builders choose Ipe Depot for their Ipe Decking needs.
Why Choosing Sustainable Ipe Decking is an Eco-Friendly Choice
Above: This track of land, over 2,000 acres, was burnt by a cattle farmer to make room for grazing. We pride ourselves on the fact that we save thousands of acres every year from being burnt for agricultural cash cropping and cattle land. By selectively harvesting a few trees per acre we can assure that the forest will be able to be reharvested in as little as 10 years. This ensures that the forest will not only survive, but also improve for many generations to come. By buying tropical timbers from a reputable company that practices good forestry, you are helping to save the forest by putting a value on the timber so that the land is not burnt. It may seem unbelievable that someone would burn forest that contained valuable timber, but the fact is that for a cattle farmer it is more profitable than to go through the bureaucracy of obtaining the necessary environmental surveys and obtaining the slew of permits needed to harvest/mill/ export even a few trees per acre. For more information on environmental concerns click here. This photo was taken by Rob Pelc in South West Brazil.
Meet the Owner - About IpeDepot.com
Above: Owner Rob Pelc pictured in Brazil inspecting some Ipe logs ready to be milled into decking. Rob is involved in every aspect of the company so that we can constantly improve our services. Whether it is selecting logs, inspecting orders, phone sales, or even occasionally jumping in our rig and personally delivering your deck. This way Rob ensures that every aspect of our service to you is top notch and is operating to its full potential. Rob is one of the top authorities on Ipe in the country, so you can rest assured that the Ipe you receive is of the finest quality. Rob works closely with many mills to ensure that the decking you receive is of the highest quality, and that the logs are procured in a legal and environmentally responsible manner. We pride ourselves on the fact that our forestry efforts save thousands of acres from being destroyed for farm land. Only a few logs are cut per acre which allows forest to regenerate and be logged again in 10 to 15 years. This puts a value on the forest, saving them from being slashed and burnt for agricultural and cattle land.