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Southern Yellow Pine

Our southern yellow pine team is committed to professional partnerships that offer innovative supply and logistic solutions to mills, lumber yards and manufacturing facilities across the nation. Our veteran department is able to bring a diverse product mix to the table, in both commodity and specialty items. We do business the right way to provide value to our partners.

George Seeley

Domestic Lumber Manager

George has been with the RIFP team since 2011, but has been in the industry since 1987 and wouldn’t trade the last 30+ years for anything. He enjoys working with both customers and mills alike and finding solutions for both, and has formed lifelong friends on both the mill and customer side through the process. George’s customers love that he always brings a positive attitude and integrity to work every day, and that he not only learns their business but figures out how he can make them more profitable. When he isn't trading lumber, George can be found spending time with family and friends, or outdoors with a fishing pole or golf club in hand.

Kyle Simmons

Lumber Trader

Kyle has been with the RIFP team since February 2013. He was drawn to the industry because his father was in the custom built home business, and was drawn to our team because of his love of the atmosphere of our trading office. His customers can trust that every day he will bring a “can-do” attitude to work every day, and will work his hardest to say yes as much as possible to his customers and mills every day. When he isn’t trading lumber, Kyle can be found on the golf course, or playing or going to live music in the Richmond area.

Linda Hull

Lumber Trader

Linda has been with RIFP since 1995, and stayed because of the business. She not only appreciated that it was a very relationship driven sales business, but that it also allows her to bring her authenticity to the table with every trade she does. When Linda isn’t talking lumber trading you can find her on the golf course playing to her 5 handicap, or making homemade pasta every week in her kitchen.

Brian Shepley

Lumber Trader

Brian joined RIFP in 2005 after studying wood science and forest products marketing at Virginia Tech, and starting in lumber sales for a sawmill 2 years prior. His partners always appreciate the information and knowledge he provides to help them manage their business efficiently and profitably. When he isn’t trading lumber, Brian can be found in the woods or on the water spending quality time with friends and family.

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Clayton Williams

Lumber Trader

Clayton started his journey with RIFP in 2009, but began his career in 2004 in the Truss industry. His customers can always count on him to bring hard work, honesty, and top tier customer service to everything he does. When he isn’t trading lumber, Clayton can be found spending quality time with his family.

Paul McDaniel

Lumber Trader

Paul has been with RIFP since 2006 because of the good people and good work environment. The independence that allows hard workers to be successful is one of his favorite parts of the industry. His customers can rest easy knowing that he will always have not only market knowledge, but their best interests in mind. When he isn’t trading lumber, Paul can be found out on his boat or tailgating at the latest Virginia Tech game.

Matthew Bales

Lumber Trader

Matthew began his lumber trading career with RIFP in 2018, and has loved the culture and opportunities it provides. His customers appreciate that he consistently keeps offers in front of them, shares valuable market information, and stays proactive on current orders to ensure they are receiving the best customer service possible. When he isn’t trading lumber, Matthew can be found on the golf course when his shoulders allow, enjoying a cold beverage.

Robbie Thornton

Lumber Trader

Robbie started with RIFP in March 2020, and immediately loved the industry for the relationships it allows you to develop with customers and colleagues. He appreciates how unique this job is, and in turn his customers appreciate his willingness to work with them to help make good buying decisions for their needs. When he isn’t trading lumber, you can find Robbie on the golf course or hiking, unless there is snow on the ground then you can count on him to be on the mountain boarding his way down.

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