About Us

Exley Lumber Company – A Tradition of Quality and Excellence

Exley Lumber is a family-owned forest services, timber and sawmilling company that serves businesses in Georgia, South Carolina and the Southeast. We buy timber, reforest land, and manufacture specialty timbers, dimensional lumber, crossties and wood chips.

Our sustainable practices, dependable quality and extensive industry experience account for our long tenure. You will receive the same friendly and professional service from us whether you need forest services or lumber manufacturing.

Family-Owned and Managed for Three Generations

Exley Lumber was founded in 1940 by J.W. Exley, Sr. (Jimmy) in Clyo, Georgia (Effingham County). His son, J.W. Exley, Jr., joined the firm in 1949 and later acquired the company from his father. Today the company is owned and operated by J.W., Jr’s sons, Bill and Don Exley, with assistance from Bill’s wife, Sue.

  • Bill Exley

    Bill Exley, Operations Manger

    Bill Exley joined the business in 1972. He is in charge of timber operations, timber purchases and reforestation, and he is an active member of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Master Timber Harvester Program.

  • Don Exley Head Shot

    Don Exley, Sales Manager

    Don Exley joined the business in 1983. He is in charge of the company’s sales and lumber production, and, like Bill, he is an active member in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Master Timber Harvester Program.

  • Sue Exley

    Sue Exley, Office Manager

    Sue Exley joined the company in 1975. She is in charge of the company’s accounting.

Our Staff

Exley Lumber maintains a skilled staff of loyal, experienced woodsmen, who know Southern Yellow Pine and hardwood as well as they know their names. You can count on us to get your job done right every time. We are all schooled in the Exley tradition of dependable quality and service, and we treat each other like family, which fosters low turnover, high loyalty and top performance. In short, we are all proud of our 75-year history and look forward to the years ahead.

For sawmilling, specialty timber products, dimensional lumber, wood chips, and forest services, call Exley Lumber at 912-754-3716 or email us at exleylumb@windstream.net. See us before you sell.