About Us

About Us

Providing High Quality Flooring Solutions Since 1931




Wanke Cascade began as Wanke Panel Company in 1931 by founder Mr. A. E. Wanke. From the beginning the commitment of each employee has been provide quality products with service second to none. Today we provide distribution services in five western states.

In addition to our state-of-the-art distribution center and corporate headquarters in Portland, on Swan Island, full-service branch facilities are located in Tukwila (Seattle) and Spokane, Washington.

In 1931 Wanke Panel Company distributed only one rather unknown product; namely, plywood. Gradually new products were added. In 1959 new marketing opportunities were created by the addition of specialty floor covering lines which led to expansion into the Seattle/Spokane markets through purchase of Cascade Sales Company in 1969. And in celebration of the 50th anniversary in 1981 the name of the company was changed to Wanke Cascade.

Wanke Cascade has always prided itself in offering products from many of the industry's top brand names including Formica, Columbia, WeCork, ShawMark Carpet, IVC, Flexco, RB Rubber, General Felt Industries, Cascade Pad, Milliken Carpet, Callaway Carpets and Dansk Hardwood, to name just a few.

Wanke Cascade' sales and marketing efforts are based on highly successful programs backed by effective merchandising, sales training, display systems, and marketing support; all to insure sell-through value to our customers of our various products.

In 2006, the assets of Wanke Cascade were purchased by Wanke Cascade Distribution Ltd., a subsidiary of Buckwold Western Ltd., who also shares a long history in the flooring distribution business in Western Canada. The company continues to operate under the trade name of Wanke Cascade, and provides the same tradition of quality products and service that are second to none.

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