About Us

A Brief History About Bailey Lumber & Supply Co.

Bailey Lumber has been proudly serving Mississipi for over 70 years. Its roots date back to Jackson, founded in 1947, and continues to serve Mississippians today.

Bailey Lumber & Supply Co. had its beginnings in Jackson, Mississippi in 1947. Four brothers, H.C. Bailey, Sr., George C. Bailey, Woodrow W. Bailey and Sherwood R. Bailey, Sr., founded the business and soon opened a location on the Gulf Coast with Sherwood R. Bailey, Sr., moving to Gulfport, Mississippi in 1951. Today Gulfport is the home office of the company with branches in Ocean Springs MS, Bay St. Louis MS, Jackson MS, Brandon MS & Meridian MS.

With our staff of over 250 employees, Bailey Lumber is positioned to provide excellent service to our customers. We have an extensive group of dedicated sales people to take care of the professional contractor and home builder. We have a large fleet of trucks and the latest equipment to provide efficient, prompt service at all our locations.

Our product lines cover all your lumber and building material needs. Our purchasing department seeks out the highest quality materials at competitive prices. We offer truss manufacturing, an in house door shop and a fine custom millwork department.

We look forward to being your one stop source for all you building supply needs. Please contact us at any of our convenient locations for professional, courteous service.

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Our History

  • 1947

    Founded in Jackson, MS in 1947.

  • 1951

    S.R. Bailey expanded our doors in Hansboro/Mississippi City/Gulfport in 1951

  • 1959

    Bailey Lumber celebrates its 8 year anniversary on the coast

  • 1969

    Hurricane Camille affects the entire Gulf Coast area. Bailey Lumber propels to be the #1 Independent Building Materials Supplier in Mississippi.

  • 1979

    Woody Bailey becomes a member of the administrative team

  • 1993

    Bailey Lumber acquires multiple Wickes Lumber properties throughout the state

  • 1995

    Bailey Lumber purchases Freirson Corporation and welcomes them to our family.

  • 1998

    Bailey Lumber purchases Spartan Hardware in Meridian and welcomes them to our family. Jim McLauren joins the company.

  • 1999

    Frierson-Bailey builds and opens our Brandon-Reservoir store, completing the current Central division.

  • 2003

    Baileylumber.com becomes available for customers to manage their accounts online.

  • 2011

    Woody Bailey achieves "Hall of Fame" Status with Home Builders Association of Mississippi

  • 2017

    Bailey celebrates over 50 awards over the past decade.

Management Team

Steve Braun


Steve has been with Bailey since 1984. He has worked his way up since working in the yard with Bailey. Since then he has moved through all facets of our sales, from Inside Sales to Contract Sales to earning his mantle as the Sales Manager. Steve truly knows customer service from end-to-end.

Bob Young

Vice President

Bob started on the counter as inside sales. He moved to an outside salesperson within a year. He sold outside for 21 years. He is now the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He is also the Sales Manager for the company.

Richard Kostal


Richard has been with Bailey for over 30 years. Initially hired as the CFO of the company he has since broadened his base to include every facet of the companies ongoings.

Jim McLaurin
Jim McLaurin

Sales Manager - Central

Jim has been working as a contract salesperson since 1972. In 1983 he moved to Spartan which would later become Bailey Lumber's Meridian location in 1998. Being a Store Manager of both our Meridian & Reservoir locations, he has since then been the driving force behind our Central Mississippi sales.