Our History

Providing quality and excellence for three generations

Woodford Plywood was founded in 1975 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, and Woodford (derived from the pairs’ last names) was formed. As Woodford’s sales and number of building supply products grew over the years, Herb and Dean saw an opportunity to expand into Southeastern Georgia. In the summer of 1978, the company’s first branch location in Waycross, Georgia was created. Since that time, additional branches have been added all over the Southeastern United States. The importance of friendship and family values resonated in the relationship between Woodford Plywood and all of their customers. Mr. Wood’s children Karen Iler and Darin Wood, along with his grandchildren, continue to uphold his and Mr. Ford’s legacy by maintaining the founders’ dedication to customer service and Woodford Plywood’s high standard of excellence.