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Fortress Wood Products Names Tim Parker Vice President

General News

Timothy D. Parker, a leader in the building materials industry, has been appointed Vice President of Fortress Wood Products, a division of The Lester Group.

Tim Parker

Parker joins Fortress from BlueLinx, where he was General Manager in Raleigh. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the building materials industry in the Southeast.

“Tim is an engaging leader who is experienced in managing businesses,” said Jay Dickens, President of The Lester Group. “He is a strategic thinker who makes things happen and is well respected by customers in the building materials industry.”

Fortress Wood Products manufactures and distributes pressure treated lumber and board stock for commercial and residential building applications in the Mid-Atlantic states. Fortress has production facilities in High Point, Henderson and Elizabeth City, NC.

“Fortress Wood is highly recognized for its quality and customer service,” observes Parker. “I was attracted to the Company because of the people and the culture. Fortress has tremendous potential for growth.”

A native of High Point, NC, Parker attended East Carolina University.   He and his wife, Debi, a special education teacher, will be moving to the Martinsville area. They have two adult children, Blair who lives in Kansas City, and Mackenzie, who lives in Atlanta.

About Lester Group

Fortress Wood Products is a division of The Lester Group, which owns Fortress Door Company in Fredericksburg and Lester Properties, which develops shopping centers, office buildings and restaurants in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia. Lester also has more than 18,000 acres of forest land in Virginia and North Carolina. Founded in 1896, The Lester Group has more than 200 employees and is based in Martinsville, VA.


Jim O’Brien – CEO – (276) 656-3267

Source: Fortress Wood Products, Inc.