Mulherin Family has been connected to the
timber industry since the 1800’s. The
present company, Mulherin Lumber Co., was
started in 1937 by Louis Mulherin on 13th
Street in Augusta, GA. It was located in the
old bottling plant for Belle of Georgia Brewery.
Despite two fires, the company survived.
With World War II starting, business increased
because Camp Gordon (now Fort Gordon) was
built. Mulherin Lumber Co. furnished the materials,
purchasing and contracting for the first building
located on Tobacco Road, just off Highway
#78, west of the city. During this period,
Tony Mulherin joined his brother in the business.
In 1947 the company incorporated.
the war, business was brisk because of veterans
loans for the service people, however, there
were periods of ups and downs. DuPont built
a big facility in South Carolina referred
to as the “Bomb Plant”. Later
there was a rush by the local business people
called “the committee of 100”
to lure new industry to the area because most
of the manufacturing was related to cotton.
The first big plant was a paper company located
on the Savannah River in the south part of
the interim, Louis Mulherin JR, who started
working in 1948, came in full time after a
mandatory two year hitch in the military during
the later part of 1955. Donald Grady followed
after marrying Marian Mulherin.
company remained on 13th Street and the first
expansion was in 1976 when Louis Mulherin
III graduated from college and was put in
charge of the “truss plant” located
on Wheeless Road. This was followed by the
purchase of Columbia Supply Co. on Bobby Jones
Expressway in 1978.
Mulherin followed his brother Louis in the
business and went to Bobby Jones with Don
Grady. The Grady boys followed with Sean going
to the truss plant and Mike going to Bobby
13th Street store was remodeled in the latter
part of the 1980’s and then was more
or less forced out by Government expansion.
This store closed in 1988 and the Bobby Jones
store was enlarged. Fifteen years later in
2003, more room was needed. The Bobby Jones
store was moved to our present location, 705
Industrial Park Drive in Evans, GA.
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to seeing you in our store.
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the Bobby Jones / I-20 interchange:
-Travel North on Bobby Jones Expressway
1.1 miles to Washington Road.
-Turn left (West) onto Washington Road and
travel 2.9 miles.
-Turn right onto N. Belair Extension Road
and travel 1.7 miles.
-This road becomes Industrial Park Drive.
Mulherin Lumber Co. is on your right.
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