Founder and Owner of Wudeward Urban Forest Products
Dwayne Sperber is “The Urban Wood Guy”.
Dwayne has had a lifelong passion for architecture, wood products and the environment. When he was introduced to urban wood in 1999, a fire sparked to help build awareness and advocacy for the use of urban wood on projects large and small.
“The fact that Wisconsin had an estimated 42 million urban trees as an untapped resource and repurposing them allows us to showcase and celebrate urban wood’s patterns and character seemed like the right message and mission to pursue.”
Dwayne’s efforts first started in Wisconsin and then spread worldwide.
He is the founding member of Wisconsin Urban Wood, a nonprofit focused on building networks of people and businesses that links material streams and availability of quality urban wood products and services across our state. He is an appointed Board Member of the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council. He serves with the International Urban Wood Network organization. He’s a national speaker and sought-after urban wood experts bringing education and awareness to builders, architects, interior designers, wood producers and manufacturers. He’s also a winner of the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council “Innovations in Urban Forestry Award”.
“When I started, I understood the reason why using urban wood was necessary, but I didn’t fully understand its value to builders, architects, designer and wood producers until I had a handful of projects behind me. In a world where humans are racing for meaning, urban wood gives that edge to stand out and be special and truly differentiate a space. It’s a way of making a statement that speaks to believing in supporting local, making a difference and doing good.”
Dwayne is available to help you with your project at any point in the process. Simply contact him at 262-442-4654.
When Dwayne isn’t working, you can find him creating his own woodworking art, spending time with his wife and children and enjoying the Wisconsin wilderness.