Back in the late 1930's Clarence V. Beadles worked at a small planerbeadles-lumber-1902
mill in Coffeeville, Mississippi.  When the owner reached retirement age, Clarence purchased the mill.  Situated in rolling hills of Northern Mississippi, Clarence decided that the timber resources were better farther south.  So he moved his mill and a good part of the town to Toomsuba, Mississippi, outside of Meridian.  There they operated the mill for several years.

Hopes of better timber moved the mill again in 1948 to its present location of Moultrie, Georgia.  At the time, his son C. Victor Beadles was twelve.  After graduating from Georgia Tech, Victor moved back to Moultrie to take over the mill.

Since that time, Beadles Lumber Company has seen expansion after expansion in order to achieve a consistent quality and greater recovery.  In 1993, Victor's son Bryant Beadles, left the wood-based panel business to join Beadles Lumber Company.   In March 2001, Victor and Bryant purchased controlling interest in Balfour Lumber Company of Thomasville, Georgia where Bryant serves as President/Co-Owner.  All remaining outstanding shares were purchased in 2009.

New technologies in lumber manufacturing continue to be introduced at Beadles Lumber Company.  MSR or Machine Stressed Rated lumber was added in 1997 and upgraded with an Ecoustic grader in 2013. For three generations, Beadles Lumber Company has been focused on manufacturing superior lumber while providing exceptional service.

Victor Beadles is on the Board of Governors of SPIB as well as the Georgia Forestry Commission.  He is a past President of SLMA.  Putting up a high end product has been a tradition at Beadles Lumber Company.  Mr. Beadles was personally responsible for soliciting SPIB and the American Lumber Standards Committee to sanction the #1W stamp for MSR.  This stamp allows customers to easily distinguish between mills that provide MSR with a #1 and better wane, from mills that include the #2 wane minimum requirement.  

Bryant Beadles currently serves as a Board Member on the Southern Forest Products Association as well as the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.  He is a past president of SLMA.

Today Victor and Bryant continue community leadership roles at both the local and state levels.