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Old Florida Lumber Company built and opened its current facility in 2008, founded by Randy Shropshire and his wife, Cathy, both Florida natives for over 60 years. Randy, OFLC's president, has been a State Certified General Contractor since 1980. Randy has been partially specializing in custom building, along with historical salvaged materials and restoration projects since 1973. It was then, during the summer between his junior and senior year at South Broward High School- with his father, Jim and brother, Steve- that they traveled to North Carolina to reclaim their first 1800’s mule barn and its field stone foundation, along with other hand-hewn structures dating back to 1732 in Virginia, for the residence of Dr. Fred Tesher and his wife, Christine Tesher, west of Cooper City, Florida. This unique, rustic home was orchestrated in detail by Dan Duckham, one of Fort Lauderdale’s greatest and most famous architects. This project ultimately won a special award for Florida’s Outstanding Residential Project of the Year in 1976 from the American Institute of Architects and the Florida Engineering Society. Along with Dan Duckham’s direction, while working on the Tesher home during Randy’s 6+ year dual apprenticeship, his skills in reclaimed woodworking and stone masonry excelled. That year at age 20, he achieved his first honored craftsmanship award from the Broward Builder’s Exchange in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was here that the seeds of Old Florida Lumber Company were first sowed, and relationships with many fine architects, designers, builders, and owners were formed and continued.
Following his dream, Randy has gained over 45 years of experience reclaiming and working with a variety of antique building materials. He has been all over the South and East Coast, collecting rare and beautiful woods from river bottoms and old structures for reuse, and has built, remodeled, or supplied rough and finished reclaimed wood products to some of South Florida's finest residential and commercial projects. In Fort Lauderdale, he and his teams have restored a number of older private homes, and a portion of the historic waterfront Stranahan House as well. Some of his list of restoration works include circa 1800’s structures in Key West, and Fort Jefferson and Loggerhead Key at Dry Tortugas National Park. Design and functionality are key components of Randy’s work, and he has received several craftsmanship awards from the Construction Association of South Florida, including the 1997 Overall Craftsmanship Award for a Residential Project for Cathy and Randy’s own home in Parkland, Florida.
Previously known as Pinetree Builders, the general contracting business combined reclaimed lumber with restoration and outgrew its first space next to Port Everglades. We evolved into “Old Florida Lumber Company” as we built a new facility and relocated. From our current location we have been supplying wood for projects all over the U.S., the Bahamas and Caribbean, now celebrating our 10th year anniversary to date 2018. Every piece of reclaimed wood that we work with is hand-selected for its richness in history, character and beauty, while being processed by our experienced craftsmen who de-nail and grade cut every board.
Although our wood selection changes with each acquired antique structure or recovered river log, one thing remains the same: our unyielding dedication to quality and customer service. By controlling every step of the manufacturing process, Old Florida Lumber Company is able to adapt most of our products to suit your project needs.
Believing and acting on Randy’s God-inspired dream, our team’s dedication has established the foundational brand for Old Florida Lumber Company and its future growth for generations.
We are here to help you cast your unique vision and achieve your dreams!