Truss manufacturer moving to Quitman park

By Larry Tucker
Posted 7/2/20

Texas Timber Works is coming to Quitman.

Texas Timber Works is owned by the father-son team of Shaun and Jeremy May who have purchased property in Quitman Business Park to continue the growth of …

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Truss manufacturer moving to Quitman park


Texas Timber Works is coming to Quitman.

Texas Timber Works is owned by the father-son team of Shaun and Jeremy May who have purchased property in Quitman Business Park to continue the growth of their business which started in Mineola in the New Hope area five years ago.

Custom timber trusses are a trademark of Texas Timber Works.

The Mays moved to East Texas several years ago from Colorado. Shaun May has over 35 years in the business of making trusses for all occasions. Shaun and Jeremy do all their work by hand. 

At Texas Timber Works, Shaun and Jeremy design and hand craft their timber trusses to meet clients’ architectural needs. The new building in Quitman is on Lot 8 at the southwestern end of the business park where Richards Street dead ends into Clark Street.

“The location is perfect for us and we are looking forward to start building our building,” Shaun May said. “We could not have done this without the help and encouragement from the Quitman Development Corporation. We are really happy to be in Quitman. We can do anything to do with heavy timber.”

Why did they choose Quitman?

“Basically, because of the way these folks at the QDC (Quitman Development Corporation) treated us. We have been looking for property the last couple of years. We have been over here and just kept looking,” Shaun said. “We were told to call Alayana Moffett and she got us in touch with QDC, and from there to Martha Scroggins and Brad Medlin. We just want to get this built and get to work.”

The Mays plan on having one big building to house their entire business.

Jeremy May believes in the work his company is doing.

“We do all of our own work. Everything will pretty much be done right there where we do the work. There aren’t a lot of machines doing the work, it is done by hand, our hands,” Jeremy added.

QDC President Martha Scroggins is elated at the new opportunity for Quitman.

“This is simply going to be really good for Quitman. We are always looking for quality tenants and this business is just a blessing for us to have,” Scroggins noted. “This is really exciting. We have good quality businesses coming into the Quitman Business Park and this should lead to others coming here. Shaun and Jeremy, along with their wives, are smart and hard-working. Their business and their positive approach in dealing with others is exactly what we want and need in Quitman. ”

The Mays have done a lot of work in the area. “We have done a lot of work up on the Lake Fork area. There are also some great local contractors and builders in this area who we have worked with. There are a lot of talented folks in Wood County and we have really enjoyed getting to know them and work with some of them,” Shaun commented. 

Scroggins said the QDC was thrilled with the business. “From a QDC perspective, we are simply thrilled to have this family wanting to bring their business to our city. Since we did not have an executive director to handle this, and then the pandemic set in about February, we were fortunate to have a council member on the QDC who is knowledgeable in these matters. I called him, Brad Medlin, to meet with these folks,” she explained. “We have a talented and varied board of directors and Brad was able to jump in and do a great job for us in helping get the Mays to come here. Brad is the QDC project leader on this, although he does not want to take credit for the wonderful work he has done already.”

Shaun agreed with Scroggins and added that local professionals were being used by Texas Timber Works whenever possible.

“We do a lot of projects in our business and we always want to use local professionals. Ronnie Box of Box Plumbing has been working with us since we came here. Knowing Ronnie led us to other local businessmen who we have used,” Shaun said. “We have always used local people in everything we do when at all possible, not just Quitman folks, but in Wood County. We play well with others.”

Construction is underway on the facility. The Mays and QDC plan on a grand opening later this year upon completion.