About Bee Tree HardwoodsWhen it comes to your lumber and hardwood needs, put your trust in a local, family-owned business with many years of experience! Get access to personal service. We have over 25 species in stock to choose from. Stop in to speak with one of our woodworking experts.
Bee Tree Hardwoods was started in 1998 as a simple firewood business by two brothers. In 2000, they began to saw logs on site for themselves and the public and soon after built and operated the 40,000 board foot kiln that is still currently being used. As experts in lumber and kiln drying, they soon became known as the place to bring logs to saw and be professionally dried. They began selling Appalachian hardwoods to the public and Bee Tree Hardwoods was soon known locally as the place to buy lumber economically.
At the beginning of 2018, a seamless transition took place and Phil Long, with Southeastern Hardwoods, Inc., took over ownership and operations of the business. Phil has been an avid woodworker and passionate about lumber and furniture building since childhood. He started his professional career in construction and property management. He has a diverse international background in construction, glass manufacturing, and was president of several home décor companies working with some of the largest retailers in the U.S. He has also devoted much of his time to the non-profit world, as director of several organizations. He has worked and lived in over 20 countries around the world.
Phil graduated from LSU in business and business administration, and in 2003, earned his MBA in strategic management and marketing from Indiana University. He loves sports, especially his LSU Tigers. He has been married to his wonderful wife, Shary, a pediatric nurse, since 1990 and has two grown children, Wesley and Abby.