Ashley River Lumber Company was established along the banks of the Ashley River in 1962 by Mr. Henry Branton. Joined by his son Joe H. Branton, Sr., who became Vice President in 1972, the Brantons have made providing quality lumber at a reasonable price their primary focus. In 2009, Joe took the lead and became President, continuing in the tradition of his father. Although both of Joe’s sons spent many years working at the mill, it was Andrew Branton who decided to carry on in the family tradition. Andrew left the world of mechanical engineering to join his father at Ashley River Lumber in 2010, keeping an eye on the future while preserving the core values that built their family business.
All of Ashley River Lumber’s products are primarily sourced from our own land and agreements we have with our neighbors. This local connection to the source insures proper forestry conservation and gives us the ability to provide the best value in lumber products for the Charleston, SC area and beyond.
Our Commitment to Sustainable Forestry
There are many people who believe that the tree harvesting industry as a whole is harmful to the environment. Our harvesting practices have always been conducted with an eye towards the future. It would be irresponsible of us not to foster new growth and protect old growth when warranted. By guaranteeing the future proliferation of the LowCountry’s timber lands through our efforts, we are insuring that we will continue to be here in order to supply lumber and jobs for our community.
Nothing that passes through our sawmill ends up in a landfill, we use everything. Our by-products are just as important as our lumber and we support the landscaping, energy and farming industries with bark, sawdust, wood chips and bedding. The bottom line is intelligent conservation efforts and a zero waste policy help us to give our community quality products at a great price.
Client partnerships are the most valued, vital aspect of what we do and who we are. Without these relationships, our work would have no meaning. Our success is driven by our clients success and we aim to go above and beyond to exceed expectations. Click a logo below to learn more about our clients.