who we are
Beeman & Sons Logging and Sawmill is located in Martinsville, Illinois and has been in operation for over 50 years (locally since 1995). We are licensed and bonded in Illinois and Indiana and have made it our business to create a successful timber harvesting process.
Starting out decades ago solely as a logging business, we are very familiar and comfortable with all things logging! However, a concern about a larger picture for the future of our company began as we started to see the decline of the middle man as a logger. So, in 2003, we made the decision to start our own sawmill and over the past twelve years it has surpassed our expectations. From pallet stock, to steel mill lumber to sawing long crane mats for a variety of different markets, the sawmill's production has evolved into a gateway of opportunity that allows us to offer our clients greater profit for their timber on the logging side, and to achieve bigger demands and better profit margins for our customers on the sawmill side.
As a business, we strive to do things the right way the first time and offer many services in order to do so. These services may include but are not limited to, an on-site bulldozer for cleanup, timber management, timber stand improvement and tree planting. We do not clearcut and don't advise people to do so, as we see the importance of preserving our forests and looking forward to the next generations. We also strive to leave farmland in good workable condition and will not leave tree tops in the fields or waterways.
One of the advantages of Beeman & Sons, is that we are a family-owned and operated company. This is what we do, and it is all that we do, so quality, craftsmanship and the people we work with are important to us.
BEEMAN & SONS was technically started back in the early 50's by Larry Beeman, Sr. with a small logging operation in Blackford, Indiana. Larry Sr. had four boys and two of them took off in his footsteps with a love of logging. Larry Beeman Jr. split off from his dad in the early 80's and created the "Beeman & Sons" name and business that is running today. He and his older brother Jack, continued logging in Indiana until 1993 when Larry said they "followed the timber" to Illinois.
Martinsville, Illinois became home for Larry and Jack and their families. Larry with his wife and four boys, and Jack with his wife and two boys. All six of these boys are active in the business today.
In 2003, after some time of seeing the decline of the middle man as a logger, Larry Jr. decided to start his own sawmill. Over the past decade, that sawmill has excelled far beyond expectations and due to it's production, BEEMAN & SONS has the ability to offer clients greater profit for their timber than ever before.
Our roots run deep in this industry
For over 30 years, Larry Beeman Jr. worked in the timber industry and built up this business to create a life for his family and later to pass down to his boys. In January of 2015, Larry was diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive cancer, and in May of 2015, he passed away, leaving the family business to his sons sooner rather than later. Larry was a man of great faith, and lived out that faith in his daily life, including in the workplace. The values he upheld continues to be the ambition of our business.
2015 is the beginning of a new horizon for BEEMAN & SONS. Where there was one great man running many different parts of the company (yes, one man ran the logging crews, sawmill, trucks and office operations), there was a wife by his side who helped him along the way. Connie has taken her husband's role in the company and invested in it's progression by dividing their four sons into different areas, or strengths of the company. By allowing each son to focus on their strengths in a specific area, it has allowed the business to thrive and grow, even in this short time. What a way to honor the hard work that Larry began!
Timber procurement /
head sawyer /
timber harvesting /
As previously stated, Larry's brother, Jack, worked alongside him since the beginning. Though he has recently traded in his chainsaw for a loader, Jack continues to add experience and knowledge to our company and has instilled the love of the trade in his sons as well. Much like their older cousins, Jack's two boys have their own strengths that they add to our company, and we are excited to see how they progress.
Jack elliott, sr.
jack elliott, jr
loader operator /
log yard management
lumber grader /
sawmill hand /
A SUCCESSFUL TEAM IS A GROUP OF MANY HANDS BUT OF ONE MIND.