The RE/MAX ONE Commercial Division just closed a deal working with a Seller of a two-story office building off of the East-Tex Fwy in Beaumont. The building was owned by Scott Parker and was previously the longtime home of the Parker Lumber Company corporate office. The Parker Lumber Company corporate office moved to a larger location at 7920 Eastex Fwy in Beaumont North End. Ryan Harrington with RE/MAX ONE represented the seller in the transaction. The buyer was represented by Rashawn Webb with American Real Estate. The building was in average condition and just over 3,100SF.
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Parker Lumber planted its roots in the community over 70 years ago in Port Arthur, TX. Initially, it salvaged wood from the dismantling of old wooden oil derricks. The original owners were B. Wyde and Sam Spector. Shortly after starting the business, Sam Wyde, B.Wyde’s son, entered the business and turned it into a retail lumber yard.
In the 1950s, Robert Wyde, Sam’s son and Richard Parker, B. Wyde’s son-in-law, became involved in the business and established relationships with contractors. In 1968, Richard Parker bought the entire business from the Wydes. After surviving a devastating fire in 1974, Richard opened the current location in Port Arthur and changed the name to Parker Lumber.
In the late 1970’s, Parker Lumber converted to Parker’s Do It Center and Richard’s son, Scott, entered the business. During the last three decades, Scott Parker and Parker’s Do It Center opened an additional 13 locations across Texas.
In 2005, Parker Lumber was acquired by Lanoga in an effort to establish a Texas presence. After less than two years under the Lanoga and United Building Center umbrella, Scott Parker was given an opportunity to re-acquire his family’s business and happily and aggressively bought back 10 of his family’s Parker Lumber locations. We now have over 22 locations serving Texas and California.
Now, as in the past, Parker Lumber’s philosophy stays the same……Low, competitive prices with superior customer service. With this mindset, Parker plans to run and grow the company for many generations to enjoy in the future.