Who’s Who in Hardwood Purchasing – November 2023

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Al Goodrich is vice president of Goodrich Brothers, Inc., located in Pewamo, MI.

Goodrich Brothers manufactures and sells Hardwood mouldings in any species, cabinet doors and drawers, stair systems, and prehung doors with all brands of hardware, custom sizing and custom jambs. They buy 400,000 board feet annually of all native Hardwoods in all thicknesses, as well as softwoods.

Goodrich started out in the industry selling low-grade lumber products. He has owned Goodrich Brothers for 39 years. A graduate of Michigan State, he enjoys playing golf, watching college sports and being married to Vicki.

The company is a member of the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association. For more information, please visit www.goodrichbrothers.com.

Jeff Mayo is the lumber buyer for Mayo Custom Cabinets, located in West Monroe, LA.

Mayo Custom Cabinets is a manufacturer of cabinets, straight-line and radius mouldings, interior and exterior doors, radius and rectangular transoms, and wood siding. The company purchases approximately 100,000 board feet per year of Hardwood lumber including Alder, Hickory, Hard and Soft Maple, Poplar and South American Mahogany (Select and Better, No. 1 Common, 4/4, S4S and Rough).

Mayo Custom Cabinets has been in operation for over 40 years.

In his free time, Mayo enjoys hunting and fishing. He is married to Debi and the couple has three sons and four grandchildren.

More information is available at www.mayocustomcabinets.com.

Roger Stevens is a partner at Ackerson-Stevens Inc., located in Ware Shoals, SC.

Ackerson-Stevens purchases approximately 6 million board feet per year of Ash, Cherry, Poplar, Red and White Oak, Hickory, Walnut and Alder (FAS, 4/4 through 16/4, kiln-dried, S2S, H&M and rough) among other species, for use in the manufacture of mouldings, treads and flooring.

Stevens graduated from Roosevelt High School, located in Seattle, WA, in 1977 and the University of Washington, also in Seattle, in 1981. He has been a partner at Ackerson-Stevens for over 31 years, handling lumber purchasing and strategic planning. Previous positions in the forest products industry include working as a sales/plant manager from 1981 to 1988.

Ackerson-Stevens is a member of the National Wood Flooring Association.

Stevens is a member of the First Baptist Church of Simpsonville, SC, and serves on several local committees. In his spare time, Stevens enjoys traveling and fishing. He has been married to Lisa for 34 years and the couple has two children.

For more information, visit www.asilumber.com.

By Miller Wood Trade Publications

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