Family-owned and Operated for over 65 Years

“My family has been in the lumber business so long, it has seeped into my bloodstream. My grandfather arrived in Mississippi in 1899 where he worked for a company building sawmills. Back then, folks cut timber to fuel the construction growth up north.

“With a love of lumber, my father, Roy, followed in his dad’s footsteps cutting virgin timber across the South, moving whenever needed. At least until his wife Oma, my mother, put her foot down and said, ‘It’s time to settle down, Roy, and I think this is the place for us.’

So, in 1945, my father pulled together $10,000 and established Klumb Lumber In Crystal Springs, MS. There were three employees. I always hung around the yard and as soon as I was old enough I started working fulltime in sales – getting to know the customer, what he wanted, what I could do to help him, and how I could help his business.

Charles E. "Roy" Klumb

“When I took over Klumb Lumber from my father, I was excited that my children were interested in being part of the company. They must have lumber in their DNA, too. In key positions today, they represent the third generation – and our future.

“I learned from my father and share with my children the keys to our success: be fiscally conservative, extend credit to your customers and, above all, do what you need to do to help them build their business. Customer service is paramount.

“We are a family-owned business with simple, honest, old-fashioned values. I hope we have the opportunity to work with you.”

Buddy Klumb



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