Here at Poole Lumber Company we believe in treating customers the way we would want to be treated. We sell only top quality products at competitive prices, backed by excellent service. We feel that these are the factors that contribute to the success of Poole Lumber Company.

The Poole family also caries on the philosophy of practicing sound forest management, and giving back to the community they serve. Wallace Poole said, “We are stewards of the land we own. Our primary focus is to preserve our only renewable natural resource.” The Poole family looks forward to continuing to serve the community during and beyond our 70th Anniversary in business!

Our History ...

Theodore Dendinger, Sr., great-grandfather of the Poole brothers, owned and operated a sawmill in Madisonville, LA in the late 1800s. The Madison Lumber Company in New Orleans, and the Livingston Sawmill in Springfield evolved from there, and operated until 1953.


In 1945 Naval Lieutenant Weldon W. Poole returned home after touring the North Atlantic during World War II. Upon his return, he opened Poole Lumber Company, a lumber re-manufacturing plant in Covington, Louisiana. His company dried and dressed rough-cut lumber purchased from small local mills, into finished products. Poole Lumber Company also introduced redi-mix concrete to the western side of St. Tammany parish. Three years later, Weldon opened the company office and warehouse at the former site of a cinder-floored blacksmith and buggy paint shop. Then, in 1975, Weldon Poole moved his operations to the current 200,000 square foot facility which sits on more than 60 acres.

The Poole brothers, Wallace and John, took over the operation of Poole Lumber Company and expanded and remodeled the showroom to 25,000 square feet.

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