Short and Paulk was established in 1941 by J.P. Short III and his uncle, H.M. Paulk. The Company was originally established as a hardware store. H.M. Paulk died in 1961, and J.P. Short III purchased his interest in the business the same year. In 1965 Jordan Short, son of J.P. Short, graduated from Georgia Tech and returned to Short and Paulk to take a position as a manager at the Company. Jordan Short became president and CEO of the Company in 1970. Since joining Short and Paulk as a manager in 1965, Jordan Short has substantially grown the Company's lumber business. The Company added three lumberyards in Sylvester, Georgia and Cordele. In 1989 Jay Short, son of Jordan Short, graduated from University of Georgia and began working at Short and Paulk the same year. Jay Short is currently vice president of the Company. In 2006, Jay Short purchased the business from his father, Jordan Short. In 2010, Short and Paulk opens the 4th lumberyard in Albany GA. Today the Company operates out of a total of six profit centers and offers lumber and a diverse line of building materials.
The business has changed a great deal over the years. Since starting the Company up in 1941 with 3 employees, Short and Paulk currently employs over 55 full and part-time employees. In addition to the new location in Albany, the company operates lumberyards in Sylvester and two Tifton-based manufacturing plants, one for doors and another for roof and floor trusses. Our Contractor Salespeople have an average of 18 years of experience in the construction industry. They have the experience and expertise to solve most any problem their customers may have. We don't consider anything a sale until it's delivered!