Tampa | Pensacola | Ft. Myers | Palm Bay | Ocala | Crystal River | Lecanto | Englewood | Largo Truss

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS   –   727.322.1403

Tampa | Pensacola | Ft. Myers | Palm Bay | Ocala | Crystal River | Lecanto | Englewood | Largo Truss

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS   –   727.322.1403

WHY CHOOSE US

About Us

Our Company History

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Founded back in 1949 by Linton N. Tibbetts. He set out to become the largest independently-owned lumber and building materials supplier in the state of Florida and the largest roof and floor truss company in the Southeast United States. Our dedicated staff has worked hard to continue fulfilling his dream to this day.

1475

Years of Combined
Experience

73

Years in Business

After selling to Home Depot in 2006, Linton and his family continued to operate Cox Lumber Ltd. in Grand Cayman and still do today. In early 2009, Linton, Juan Quesada (former Cox Lumber Co. president and then-current Cox Lumber Ltd. president) and Kyle discussed their mutual desire to re-enter the business. Soon thereafter they began drafting a business plan and pitched the concept to other members of Linton’s family. Tibbetts Lumber Co. was formed and officially opened its doors in July 2009 in St. Petersburg, one block from the former corporate headquarters. Linton and his son-in-law, Russ Brandes, co-chaired the founding Board of Directors until Linton’s passing in 2011 when Russ became Chairman of the Board.

In 2010, Tibbetts Lumber acquired Cox’s previous 8.5-acre facility in Land O’Lakes and in 2011 purchased a small location in Lehigh Acres (Ft. Myers). Tibbetts has since expanded that location three times. In August 2011, Tibbetts acquired Cox’s former 6-acre facility in Palm Bay, just 2 months prior to Linton’s passing. In 2014, Tibbetts Lumber regained possession of its former 8.5-acre Ocala facility and in June 2019, the company purchased its old Cox facility in Crystal River and opened it as its sixth yard. In 2021 Tibbetts acquired Florida Forest Products Truss in Largo growing the Tibbett’s locations to seven. Tibbetts has since purchased two additional locations in Englwood, and Lecanto and in September of 2022 Tibbetts agreed to acquire D & M Truss in Pensacola, for further growth into Florida’s panhandle, Alabama, and Mississipi; finally propelling the company over the state line.

In December 2014, Juan Quesada officially retired from the companies after 35 years of service and Russ Hallenbeck, a 35-year veteran with the company, took the reins as CEO. In February 2015, Kyle, a 19-year veteran with the company, was named Executive Chairman when Russ Brandes decided to retire after 38 years of service to the companies.

Tibbetts Lumber continues to grow and set its vision to be recognized by customers, employees, and vendors as the preferred independent truss and building materials supply partner in the Southeastern United States and the Cayman Islands.
Tibbetts Lumber’s mission is uniquely simple, powerful, and intentional – To glorify God and honor the legacy of Linton and Polly Tibbetts while growing knowledgeable, dedicated employees while serving our customers with excellence and integrity.

See What Makes Us Exceptional

Discover the values at our company’s core

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Faith

We seek to maintain an eternal perspective in everything we do centered on Christian values principles.
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Family

We believe in a deep commitment to our families, as demonstrated by the unified commitment to each other and sacrifice within the Tibbetts Family.

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Employee Growth and Development

We believe in the continuous improvement and professional growth of our employees by investing in our employees to further their careers and striving to promote from within the organzation.

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Integrity

We believe in upholding ethical behavior while always doing the right thing in the right way. We strive to make honesty and transparency the foundation of our actions.

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Stewardship

We believe in managing, protecting, and growing our resources and preserving the companies’ and customers’ resources as if they were our own.

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Teamwork

We believe a unified team is a critical component of a strong organization. We believe in the strength of working together, communicating effectively, respecting differences, and sharing information, skills, and knowledge to achieve mutual success.

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Safety

We believe in the safety of our employees and creating a work environment that is safe and enjoyable. We encourage speaking up if safety is compromised in any way.

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Servant Leadership

We believe in exceeding customers’ expectations, serving each other and our communities, and placing others’ interests above our own.

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Innovative

We believe in doing more with less, adapting to innovation, thinking creatively, taking risks, learning from our failures and successes, and striving to embrace change. We do all of this in an effort to learn, grow, and solve the challenges of our customers, the company, and the industry.

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Passion

We believe passion is exemplified by going the extra mile and exceeding expectations. We strive to make our passion evident by our actions, behaviors, communication, and interactions each day.

See What Makes Us Exceptional

Discover the values at our company’s core

N

Faith

We seek to maintain an eternal perspective in everything we do centered on Christian values principles.
N

Family

We believe in a deep commitment to our families, as demonstrated by the unified commitment to each other and sacrifice within the Tibbetts Family.

N

Employee Growth and Development

We believe in the continuous improvement and professional growth of our employees by investing in our employees to further their careers and striving to promote from within the organzation.

N

Integrity

We believe in upholding ethical behavior while always doing the right thing in the right way. We strive to make honesty and transparency the foundation of our actions.

N

Stewardship

We believe in managing, protecting, and growing our resources and preserving the companies’ and customers’ resources as if they were our own.

N

Teamwork

We believe a unified team is a critical component of a strong organization. We believe in the strength of working together, communicating effectively, respecting differences, and sharing information, skills, and knowledge to achieve mutual success.

N

Safety

We believe in the safety of our employees and creating a work environment that is safe and enjoyable. We encourage speaking up if safety is compromised in any way.

N

Servant Leadership

We believe in exceeding customers’ expectations, serving each other and our communities, and placing others’ interests above our own.

N

Innovative

We believe in doing more with less, adapting to innovation, thinking creatively, taking risks, learning from our failures and successes, and striving to embrace change. We do all of this in an effort to learn, grow, and solve the challenges of our customers, the company, and the industry.

N

Passion

We believe passion is exemplified by going the extra mile and exceeding expectations. We strive to make our passion evident by our actions, behaviors, communication, and interactions each day.

Leadership
Tibbetts Lumber Co. & Cox Lumber LTD

Linton N. Tibbetts, OBE

Late Founder

Kyle D. Hooker

Executive Chairman

Russell N. Hallenbeck

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Arlen E. Tillis

Director & Senior Vice President

Dave Stauter

Director, President & Chief Operating Officer

Bobby Fehr

Director & Chief Administrative Officer

Joe Shetler

Senior Vice President Cayman Islands

Tom Minick

Vice President of Sales

David Brown

Vice President of Market Development

DAVe MARSHALL

Regional Vice President

Don Viscio

Regional Vice President

Juan Quesada

Director & Former President

Rob Hicks

Director of Human Resources

Dave Adkins

Director of Manufacturing

Jeff Brandes

Director

My practice is to employ the best people that I can, make them feel a part of the company and we will be successful

Hard work, attention to good business principles and personal sacrifice plus determination and good follow-through are all essential

Every customer that walks through the door is a prince or a princess because he or she is the one that put you where you are, too many people forget that whey they get to the top.

BUILDING ON THE RIGHT FOUNDATION

Linton’s Core Principles

The Tibbetts Family strives to continue to grow Tibbetts Lumber Co. as a multi-generational family business spanning four generations and the vision to make it to the fifth. Linton and Polly’s photo is featured prominently in every Tibbetts Lumber and Cox Lumber Ltd. location to ensure every employee remembers this special founding couple and adheres to Linton’s core principles, which are fondly displayed around each facility:

Set goals every year and encourage every employee to meet them

You don’t need a fancy office or a brand-new truck or equipment to get started

The worst thing you can do is promise what you cannot deliver

Plan instead of worry

Credit is the root of all evil in any business, be tough about giving it and always pay your bills on time

Life is somewhat like an electric car in a carnival, you get bumped on this side and you get bumped on that side but you don’t stop, you keep going, determined to keep moving until your time is up

Team Members

Customers Served

Customer Deliveries

Years of Combined Experience