The Ozark Timber Story
Ozark Timber Treating Corporation was born in the Ozark Mountains near St. Joe, Arkansas in 1967. Bill White and his son, Steve, purchased a treating plant in St. Joe with plans to enter the business of manufacturing treated wood fence posts and backyard fences. Bill White was owner of a fencing company in Springfield, MO...Carnahan-White Fence Co. Bill and Steve decided that starting a company that would manufacture wood fencing would give their fence customers a better choice in landscaping while providing the privacy and durability consumers needed.
Armed with a vision, some pioneer spirit, youth, and Ozark ingenuity, Steve and his young family moved to St. Joe, AR to begin a new company and embark on a lifelong relationship with men and their families who love the mountains of North Arkansas and the verdant valleys around the Buffalo River. Though Bill and Steve have both passed on, Steve's wife, Judy, is making sure that the White family's legacy continues here in St. Joe.
Our aim is to provide our customers with a long-lasting, safe, durable, beautiful fence that will enhance the value of their homes and businesses with added security and privacy in neighborhoods and rural settings. Ozark Timber has been an integral part of the local economy in Searcy County for many years. With the continuing support of the local community, we hope to be here for many years to come.
Our timber processing and treating plant is located 1 mile from the Buffalo National River in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. We're very near the Ozark-St. Francis and Ouachita National Forests where much of our timber is harvested. Since its beginning in 1967, Ozark Timber has been an integral part of the local economy, providing a way, over the years, for hundreds of families who have chosen this to make their homes, and their livings, in this rugged place.
Ozark Timber's Copperwood fences are are a long-lasting addition to your outdoor living space. Whether you're looking for ornamental fence to increase your curb appeal, a solid privacy fence to enclose your back yard or pool, or ranch fencing for coralling your livestock, Copperwood is the natural, beautiful choice.
Copperwood fences are manufactured from locally harvested pine (a renewable resource), then processed and treated with copper naphthenate right here on our yard. Copperwood fences come in a myriad of different styles. When they're installed, they are green in color (from the elemental copper), but weather first to a copper color, and eventually to a beautiful silvery grey. Our fences come with a 25 year limited warranty, which guarantees replacement of any part of your fence that is rotted or damaged by insects.
"QNAP (copper naphthenate) is by far the best and safest material you could consider for your use. It is proven to perform at least as well as CCA, creosote and Pentachloro-phenol, and as such is actively used in utility poles and rail ties, but unlike the other heavy duty wood preservatives it is not a restricted use pesticide and is considered safe enough for retail and DIY use, and is EPA registered and labeled for even residential use."
-Dr. Jeff Lloyd, Vice President Research & Development, Nisus Corporation
Our signature fence Copperwood, is pressure treated with copper naphthenate, or QNAP8. This wood treatment product has the best environmental profile of all available preservatives on the market. Although we purchase copper napthenate in bulk, anyone can buy smaller quantities of it over the counter at most hardware or home improvement stores. It has been recognized by the wood preserving industry as the best treatment known for performance and achieving the highest results for preservation. It is an EPA Unrestricted Use Pesticide. There are no Federal disposal restrictions. We are convinced that it is the best choice for everyone in this time when we are all concerned about the effects of many substances on our ecological structure. We take seriously the job of being a good steward of planet Earth.
We want you to get acquainted with our Chief Operating Officer, Eddie Martin. He is the man who coordinates our manufacturing operations and the shipping of our products. He takes orders, consults with our dealers and plans shipments of our fence. His assistant is our Chief Financial Officer, Amy Horton. Amy manages our office, pays loggers, answers questions about fencing and helps customers on site. She evens weighs log trucks if necessary!
We are proud of our entire Ozark Timber Family. Besides our administrative staff, we have 3 sawyers, 2 yard foremen, edgers, stackers, fork lift drivers, machinists, a saw sharpener, 2 certified wood treaters, a merchandizer operator, timber purveyor, logging crews, yard crews, and 2 maintenance foremen. Every job in our manufacturing process is important. Our foremen and crew chiefs depend on men who work with pride to produce the best in treated wood fencing. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of each and every member of the Ozark Timber family.
We are proud that many of our crew members have been on-board with Ozark Timber for over 25 years! We are also proud that men on our staff are contributing time in our community to help build better schools, coach kids' sports, serve in their churches and help out their fellow man in various community projects.
Ozark Timber's President, Judy White, works with administration to develop resources for the future and to encourage all of us to be proud of our company and the services we provide.