A long-time, family-owned lumberyard in Wagoner, Okla. has found a new owner. After closing its doors a final time Saturday, Wagoner Lumber is being sold to Tahlequah Lumber, of Tahlequah, Okla.
The Wagoner Tribune caught up with Teresa Wofford, owner of Wagoner Lumber. Teresa Wofford’s mother- and father-in-law, Don and Betty Wofford, purchased wagoner lumber in 1975 and ran the store until the death of Don Wofford in 1992.
“It’s a bitter sweet feeling,” Teresa Wofford told the Tribune.
Teresa and her husband, Mark Wofford took over the business in 1995 and moved the business to its current location. Mark Wofford, also Wagoner assistant fire chief, died last year.
Tahlequah Lumber, a family-owned company since 1949, also operates Pryor Lumber. The company plans to renovate the current Wagoner Lumber building, the Tribune reports.
The Tahlequah Daily Press reports that the two families have known each other for a long time, and that the deal was set “with a handshake and a hug.”