About Us

Historic Timber and Plank Inc. specializes in manufacturing Unique Complete Wood Interiors from new and reclaimed materials.

Founder Joe Adams began his wood manufacturing operations in 1982 producing custom furniture and grandfather clocks. While sourcing custom hardwoods for clock components Joe discovered White Oak was underutilized in the US and primarily used for industrial applications. Recognizing the beauty and stability of this species he searched the international markets and found that Europe primarily used White Oak for furniture, flooring, and millwork. After sampling key firms in the furniture industry he realized that White Oak from our region was superior in quality, stability, and color. In 1984 he began to export Northern White Oak lumber to German furniture manufacturers.

Soon there were requests for machined furniture components and other value added products so he expanded the lumber kiln drying business to include a milling and moulding operation. The quality of the production was recognized across Western Europe and he became a high quality source for that entire market. The company added additional product lines and began to manufacture wide plank flooring, wall paneling, and custom millwork for large scale projects across Europe that included hotels, castle renovations, corporate offices, and museums.

The Europeans require milling to exact specifications in order to ease flooring installations glued direct to concrete with specialty adhesives and use of Natural oil finishes for protective spot repairable surfaces. We realized that these innovations and installation methods would have major advantages for the US commercial market as well and began to market the European styles and technical advantages to the North American Hospitality industry in 2010.

Today HTP is a high quality custom manufacturer of Solid Wide Plank Floors, Innovative “Recycled” Wall and Ceiling Systems, Tables, Timbers, Beams, Columns, and Custom Millwork for a “Complete Wood Interior Package”.

Our product lines are available FSC certified and custom milled and finished to meet most any specification including fire rated and acoustical requirements. We employ highly qualified craftsmen and offer custom manufacturing that focuses on Hospitality, Commercial, and Unique Residential projects. We also developed and manufacture the Patented Classic Coffers Suspended Wood Ceilings System and the WoodStone Interlocking Wall Panel Systems. These products are produced from 100% Post Industrial “Recycled” materials that are generated from our flooring and millwork production providing very high fiber yields from our raw materials. 100% Made in America.
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Personnel

Joe Adams is the President and founder of Historic Timber and Plank, Inc. and is the inventor and patentee for our Classic Coffers Suspended wood ceiling system, WoodStone and Wood Bricks wall systems.  He is an experienced hardwood value added manufacturer and is recognized internationally for quality and service.  Joe has been involved in the manufacturing and sales of hardwood interior products since 1982.

Margaret Adams has been active in the value added hardwood manufacturing industry since 1982, she is a founder of Historic Timber and Plank, Inc. and serves as Office Manager and Assistant to Joe Adams. Ms. Adams’ experience includes sales quotations, export documentation, accounting and office management. She has extensive knowledge of the operations of Historic Timber and Plank, Inc.

Amy Miles is an Independent CPA based in performing  monthly and year end accounting services.

Howard Steen is our project manager overseeing commercial projects.  He is a graduate of Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wood Technology and a Minor in Industrial Supervision and Management.  He has 23 years in manufacturing, installation, and job site management experience with large commercial construction projects.  His responsibilities will include analyzing architectural drawings, estimating, producing shop drawings, and general over sight of projects to completion.

Rob Reeves has been a machinist in the industrial wood machinery industry since 1983 and with our company for 17 years managing the production and all operations required to fulfill orders and distribute HTP’s products world wide.   He brings to HTP over 30 years of industry experience. Rob attended  many specialized training programs related to maintenance, machine repair, and machining practices for wood processing. His background provides safety training/implementation, production and quality control, efficiency and waste control, and machine repair and maintenance as required.

Robert Kercher is our project coordinator. He also manages marketing and sales activities and is a social media specialist with IT and web design expertise.  Robert has a degree in web design and graphic design with 13 years work experience in the field of photography and web design.

HTP also employs a nationwide network of Independent Domestic Sales Representatives

Bill Javonovic of St. Louis Represents Missouri and Kansas – 2 Rep
Denise Otterbein – Southern California – 2 Reps
Penny Steward – Las Vegas and Region – 2 Reps
Leigh Janko – Colorado, Utah, Wyoming
Debbie Hinkle – Maryland/DC Region, Virginia – 2 Reps
Penny Shelton – Atlanta and Region
David Fine – Ohio