founded Hogan Lumber Company in Lincoln County in 1874 with eighteen
portable sawmills pulled by mules. The sawmills went wherever
the timber was best. Hogan Lumber Company moved to Oglethorpe County
under the watch of John's son Boyce Hogan in 1929 in search of better
timber, continuing to cut timber, stack it for drying, and carry it
to be milled.
Hogan moved the business to Athens in 1942. He sold the last sawmill
in 1962 and began treating lumber in 1964. Today, fourth generation
owner Wayne Hogan operates treatment plants specializing in fire-retardant
and water-resistant lumber. Hogan Lumber has a legacy of commitment
to the Athens area and pride in our history.