Becky Trevathan, Thomas Wilson, Blake Alexander, Tom Wilson, Andy Wilson, and Phillip Dillingham.
By Hailee King
Tom and Andy Wilson grew up working in
their father’s lumber store in Gleason called Gleason Lumber. Over
the years there, the two brothers developed a knack for the lumber
business. So, in 1990, they opened their own lumber company in
McKenzie called Carroll County Lumber.
Before the Wilson brothers purchased
the building where Carroll County Lumber is located, it was a boat
building plant, where they remember just about everyone that they
knew or talked to once worked there. Before the boat plant, the
location was home to a dairy bar. There have been many businesses
there over the years, but Carroll County Lumber is there to stay.
The opening of Carroll County Lumber
was to provide a convenient location for the public and offer quality
lumber and building materials. At 15955 Highland Drive in McKenzie,
Carroll County Lumber is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.
The most common product sought after at
Carroll County Lumber, is the wide assortment of lumber. They have
treated and regular lumber with various sizes to choose from. For the
past fifteen to sixteen years, engineered lumber has been a popular
product. Building supplies are also very popular, such as roofing and
siding. Other building supplies include plumbing, electric, windows
and doors. Delivery upon request is also available.
Recently, Tom and Andy bought the
neighboring parcel of land in hopes of expanding. Carroll County
Lumber currently has five full-time employees including Tom’s son,
Thomas Wilson, and one part-time employee hired through McKenzie High
School’s co-op program. Tom and Andy hope to, one day, pass the
company along to the third generation of family members.
Carroll County Lumber does what it can
to support the community and the local sports. Tom and Andy are also
expanding their hardware lines to provide the public with the items
that they can no longer purchase from Rural King. Tom and Andy are
always looking for new products to incorporate into Carroll County
Lumber and they do their best to satisfy their customers’ needs.