Bankston Lumber Company Inc. was founded in 1929 by Edward A. Bankston. He began with a portable steam sawmill in Pike County, Georgia. His son James H. “Pete” Bankston joined him in the late 1930’s and the business grew to 3 portable sawmills.


In the late 1940’s, they built a planing mill and a retail building supply in Zebulon, Georgia.

In 1958, the company opened a location in Barnesville, Georgia. Pete’s son, Cary, purchased the Barnesville store in 1967 and moved it to the current location on Highway 341 in 1972. Cary’s son, Chuck, joined the business in 1991.

Currently, Bankston Lumber consists of a full line building supply and truss manufacturing facility serving middle Georgia. We provide building products and value added services while establishing long term relationships with our customers. We strive for excellence in all ventures and dedicate ourselves to our customers.


To whom it may concern,

I would like to thank Mr. Chuck Bankston for always taking care of us at BDB Construction and our customers. Over the last 5 years, Bankston Lumber has provided us with excellent service and we are blessed to have y’all as our friend.

I would like to add that Jesse Wayne Wildes is our representative. Jesse and I have become good friends through the numerous jobs. He has gone above and beyond on every project. He is very professional with us and to our customers. Thanks for assigning him as our representative. He is awesome to work with.

BDB (Janice)