Associated Hardwoods:

"There's a difference between order takers and salesmen."
 John Richard (Dick) Jordan, Jr.

Family-Owned & Operated

Early years

  • Dick Jordan, Jr. founded Associated Hardwoods in 1978 after a successful career in the lumber industry. He received a BS in Forestry from the University of Georgia in 1956 and served in the Army for two years before entering the lumber industry.

  • Dick worked as a forester for Georgia Craft from 1958 to 1964. In 1965, he joined Georgia Pacific, where he held a variety of positions, including Manager of Timberlands and Logging. In 1971, he transferred into sales where he became one of the top salesmen.

  • In 1978, Dick left Georgia Pacific to establish his own wholesale company and partnered with Doug Holman, a 20-year veteran in production, concentration yard, and rough mill.

Growth and expansion

  • In 1982, Associated Hardwoods built a concentration yard and kiln-drying facility in Granite Falls, NC. This enabled the company to offer a variety of wholesale green and kiln-dried lumber.

  • In 1982, Associated Hardwoods added another key player to the lineup: John Richard (Rick) Jordan III. The UNC graduate headed up the sales team, increasing orders for lumber over the next few years.

  • Over time, Associated Hardwoods has continued to grow and expand. The company now operates a sawmill, a kiln-drying facility, and a concentration yard. Associated Hardwoods also offers a variety of value-added services, such as automated gluing, CNC routing, CNC gang-ripping, and CNC cross-cutting.

Company philosophy

  • Associated Hardwoods is committed to providing its customers with the highest quality products and services. The company's philosophy is to help its customers become more profitable through providing value-added services.

  • Associated Hardwoods is also committed to sustainability. The company practices sustainable forest management and uses the latest technology to reduce waste.