About Us

Who We Are

Gilkey Lumber Company, Inc. is a family owned hardwood lumber manufacturer located in Rutherfordton, NC.  The company was started in 1954 by Mr. Jess Parton and has grown into a international supplier of high – quality hardwood lumber.  Our products are used all over the world in furniture, flooring, and specialty wood products. Gilkey Lumber has also maintained a superior reputation in the forestry community, providing professional timber harvesting services since its beginning.

Our Services

Quality American Lumber,
One Board at a Time!

Forest/ Environmental Stewardship

As a producer of forest products, Gilkey Lumber Company understands the importance of conservation and the scientific management of natural resources.  We strongly promote sound forest management and operate within all Forest Practice Guidelines and state Best Management Practices to protect water quality.  Our procurement foresters and our logging contractors receive updated training on sound environmental practices through forestry continuing education.

Gilkey Lumber also understands that as a manufacturing facility, it is our duty to lead the way in eliminating negative environmental impacts that affect the quality of our community.  We always operate within local, state, and federal guidelines governing our industry. Many of our employees enjoy the forestland and recreation areas found around our sawmill, and understand that environmental stewardship and conservation begins with the individual.  




Gilkey Lumber Company Inc. has led the industry in Quality American Made Lumber,