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For 83 years, Pearce Lumber Company has been serving North Central Louisiana with quality building products. In June of 2016, we relocated to a new state-of-the-art facility at 1032 Burgessville Road, just off Highway 33.

In 1926, T. J. Pearce moved his wife and six children to Ruston so the children could attend college at Louisiana Tech. He ran a sawmill on West California Avenue until 1936 when he decided to open a retail lumberyard. Reeves and Jacob, his sons, worked in the business as teenagers and college students. After they had graduated from Louisiana Tech and served their country in World War II, they both returned to Ruston to work at the lumberyard. In the 50s, Pearce Lumber was incorporated as T. J. Pearce & Co., Inc., and Reeves and Jacob took control of the business.

In 1981, Jim Pearce, Reeves's son, and Cary Alsup, Jacob's son-in-law, began working fulltime in the business. In 1986 they sold the business to Jim and Cary. Reeves and Jacob continued to work part time at the lumberyard where they enjoyed helping many customers with their projects.

Jim grew up working at the lumberyard, is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, and is married to Sherri Barr Pearce. Cary, a native of Pineville, attended Louisiana Tech and is married to Marty Pearce Alsup.

Pearce Lumber is in its third generation of family ownership and has the fourth generation active in management. Daniel Alsup, a Louisiana Tech Alum, heads up Contractor Sales. Ben Alsup, an LSU graduate, is in sales and purchasing. Sherri Pearce is the bookkeeper, and has been for the past 32 years. Pearce Lumber has been and still is today truly a local family business.