About Us

A Leading Worldwide Exporter of High-Quality American Lumber, Plywood, Logs, and Poles

For more than 35 years, Gulf South Forest Products has been a global leader in exporting high-quality lumber, forest products, plywood, and poles. In fact, we’re one of the top two utility pole exporters in the United States. We’re a customer-centric, family-owned company with a team of dedicated experts who have more than 100 years of cumulative experience. 

Our customers’ needs always come first, and this is reflected in our end-to-end service that includes extensive quality controls, constant evaluation, and incredibly fast turnaround. Service doesn’t end with the sale, and from purchase to documentation and shipping, we follow up and follow through!

We also support U.S. sawmills. During the last recession, many sawmills shut down, and those we purchase from say they would have to shut down if it wasn’t for our business. This saves jobs in rural areas where mills are often the sole industry. 

And, for us, sustainability isn’t just a word – it’s a dedicated practice. We source all of our materials from environmentally- responsible foresters who participate in extensive reforestation programs. 

At Gulf South Forest Products, we’re constantly evolving with the market and customers’ needs to provide the best in both products and services.

Company Facts

  • Our company was founded in 1987
  • Corporate Headquarters: Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
  • Storage/Shipping Facility: Mobile, AL USA
    • Over 153,000 Square Feet
    • Situated on 18 Acres
    • 1,400 Feet of Water Frontage
    • Accommodates Ocean-Going Vessels up to 1,000 Feet in Length
  • Other Shipping Ports:
    • Port of Savannah, Savannah, GA
    • Port of Charleston, Charleston, SC
    • Jacksonville Port Authority, Jacksonville, FL
    • Other Major USA Shipping Ports
  • Active Membership in Leading Trade Associations:
    • North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) nawla.org
    • Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) www.spfa.org
    • Southern Lumber Exporters Association (SLEA) www.slea.org
    • Southern Lumber Manufacturer’s Association (SLMA) www.slma.org
  • Recipient of President’s “E” Award for Contributions to the Expansion of U.S. Exports
  • Involvement with major U.S. government agencies including U.S. Department of State, U.S. Treasury Department (OFAC), Export-Import Bank of the United States, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S. Department of Agriculture

Key Strengths

Product Quality

We source only the finest forest products and we regularly inspect mills to maintain highest quality standards

Customer Service

Your orders are handled professionally and efficiently by a team of dedicated and knowledgeable experts


All documentation is properly prepared to avoid shipping and customs delays


Our team is responsive to every client need; one phone call gets it done with a cooperative, non-bureaucratic approach


Gulf South has operated from its terminal at Port of Mobile, Alabama USA for over 25 years


We charter our own shipping vessels for optimal control


Over 30 years in business and currently shipping over 300,000 cubic meters annually worldwide.