Union County entrepreneur Howard Johnson’s family tree is firmly rooted in his vintage wood business.
For nearly two decades, Johnson’s company, Old American Lumber, has quietly prospered—serving a niche segment of the construction market with antique woods and building materials salvaged from local mills and other timeworn structures post-demolition.
The business is on five acres off Highway 176 just past downtown Union in a 25,000-square-foot facility at 1218 S. Duncan Bypass, across from the Freeman Gas showroom. Johnson’s team includes his wife, Kathy Johnson, and their three sons, Jason, Heath and Brian, and a handful of employees.
Rusty Nail local here in Union created these beautiful pieces using some of our reclaimed wood. If you looking for a custom piece, call us and we will contact Rusty Nail for you. We can all work together to create something unique and beautiful.
Old American Lumber is at the heart of the reclaimed wood industry in South Carolina and surrounding states. A turnkey operation, OAL sources and mills our own materials to service builders, retailers, and DIY craftsmen. In fact, if you have been shopping around with other local suppliers, odds are likely the material originated at OAL. So why not skip the middleman and trust the experts at Old American Lumber?
We travelled from NC to their SC location with high anticipation. What would we find? Soooo much more than could be expected. Brian worked with us to find the ware layers needed for our vaulted ceiling. New home but with lots of reclaimed materials. We also picked up some skip sawn joists for a cabinet top. I would gladly recommend their materials to any of my residential design clients. New construction, remodel, additions? There is room to bring some of the past into the present.
This place is awesome Brian is the man at lumber pricing, pictures and samples to make sure that u leave feeling that you picked the right item for your project ....prompt service is really awesome with good follow ups for builders with needed updates for customers ...that right there alone is worth a lot !!! Great job fellas other companies can't compare!
Brian is a good guy. He is honest and his material exceeded my expectations. Recommend