A Brief History of E.W. Stewart Lumber Co., Inc.
E.W. Stewart Lumber Company was organized by Emit Wilson Stewart in 1921 as a saw mill.
During the early 1940′s E. W. Stewart Lumber Company began to emphasize residential and commercial construction along with retail building supplies. For thirty years the emphasis was on a construction oriented company. However, in 1970, the decision was made to stop building and start supplying the home builder and consumer with construction supplies.
The 1970′s were very prosperous years for building in the Dickson County area. Although the decision to stop construction was made, the company continued to grow. During the period 20,000 square feet of new warehouses were constructed. In the fall of 1976 there was a new shop open to manufacture door units. This period led to a wider mix in products furnished and inventories literally doubled. The company continued to lead the areaa as the largest building supply company.
In the summer of 1985, Stewart Lumber Company expanded their operations in the Nashville area with a new location at 1681 Mallory Lane in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Five years later the third location was purchased in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This acquisition expanded the distribution of building supplies in the Middle Tennessee area.
The fourth location in Hopkinsville, Kentucky was acquired in 1997. This site serves the Clarksville market.
In 1998, Stewart’s purchased a sister company which came to be Stewart Truss. This facility is located in Fairview, Tennessee. The company manufatures and designs wall panels, floor and roof trusses.
The most recent addition came in 2003 when Stewart’s acquired another business in Gallatin, Tennessee.
Our Commitment to the Professional Building Contractor
E.W. Stewart Lumber Co., Inc., was established in 1921. Our commitment is to the professional building contractors and all others who use our products. Our primary markets include Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. Our locations that serve the different Counties allows us to deliver on time as well as pick up material for credit within 48 hours.
We have three supply yards and provide truss and wallpanel plant operations as well as a door shop. If you are interested in any of these unique services or would like to be visited by a Sales Representative, please give us a call.
Committed to Safety
Stewart’s has developed a safety program that is based on the premise that each and every one of our employees are entitled to a safe and healthy working environment. Our Safety Program is designed for the protection of our employees and visitors. Management, supervisors, and all employees are directed to make safety and loss control a priority importance to all other Stewart activities.
We believe that every employee is concerned for their own safety and that of their co-workers and will recognize that the rules and policies are for their protection. The goals that we have set for our Safety Program can only be achieved through a cooperative effort between all employees, beginning with management. Our objective is to operate our safety program within the upper 25th percentile of our industry. Our program is based on accountability, discipline, and rewards. We firmly believe that each individual, from the top down, must be held accountable for their actions. This requires discipline at all levels. When our objectives are achieved, we believe that must be rewarded to all employees.
We believe our #1 priority is safety for our employees and all others who visit our facilities. We are proud of our safety program and the successes we have achieved!
The APA, the Engineered Wood Association - www.apawood.org
The National Association of Home Builders - www.nahb.com
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - www.dealer.org
The Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. - www.sbcci.org
The Wood Truss Council of America - www.woodtruss.com
Southern Building Material Association - www.southernbuilder.org