Davis-Hawn Lumber Co. has a history that dates back to the early logging years of East Texas timber and the early building years in Dallas. In 1923, Wirt Davis selected some farmland off Beckley Avenue in rapidly growing Oak Cliff to establish a central Dallas lumberyard to distribute lumber harvested from the Davis family's timberlands and milled at their East Texas sawmill. At that time, Beckley was the main highway heading south out of downtown Dallas (decades before Interstate 35 was envisioned). The lumberyard required an extra wide turning area for the horse-drawn delivery wagons of that day. Joe Verne Hawn, of the well-known C.F. Hawn family from Athens, Texas, was a co-owner in the early 50's.
Native Dallasite, Dave Reichert, joined the company in 1999 and is continuing its tradition of old fashioned service and quality for today’s custom builders and remodelers. The company has now been continuously operating its lumberyard, mill and hardware store at the same location for almost 90 years, longer than any other Dallas lumberyard. Davis-Hawn has always had the reputation for high quality #1 and #2 Southern Yellow Pine lumber and boards. In addition, the company's mill has been milling mouldings, flooring and historical wood sidings (such as bevel, shiplap, 105,116,117, 122 and others) since long before they were considered historical. Davis-Hawn now also stocks Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar lumber and timbers, and they continue to meet custom milling and moulding needs of Dallas area builders and other lumberyards.
Rich in tradition and history, Davis-Hawn Lumber Co. still has the look and feel of the old style lumberyard you used to tag along with your dad to on Saturday mornings. With renewed enthusiasm, the company is committed to upholding the values on which it was founded and carrying on its tradition of quality, value, service and integrity.