Woodford Plywood, a wholesale building materials distributor, was founded 1975 in Albany, Georgia by Herb Wood and Dean Ford. Former outside salesmen for Georgia-Pacific, Herb worked in the retail industry while Dean's experience was in the manufactured housing industry. Their combined knowledge resulted in a unique understanding of the southwest Georgia markets. Hence, Woodford, a name derived from the pairs' last names, was formed.
From November 1975 to 1978 Woodford's sales and number of building supply products grew. Herb and Dean saw an opportunity to expand into southeastern Georgia and opened the company's first branch location in Waycross, Georgia in the summer of 1978. Since that time, eleven additional branches have been added, including: Lake City, Florida; Tallahassee, Florida; Lakeland, Florida; Augusta, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; Macon, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; Winder, Georgia; Huntsville, Alabama and Hamilton, Alabama.
Since the beginning, Woodford Plywood has focused on representing a wide variety of products, offering customers selection and service at each distribution warehouse. The company continually seeks additional product lines as the building industry moves away from traditional building concepts - and toward highly manufactured and engineered building products. – less–ZoomInfo