Since 1944, generations of the Oakley family have owned and operated the local family business. A.C. Oakley started Oakley Lumber Company in 1944. His son, Willard Oakley, joined him as soon as he could walk! Later, his other son, James E. Oakley, joined the company as well. Oakley Lumber Company, then on Charlotte Avenue, furnished lumber and building materials of all types for many years. In the early 1960’s, Willard Oakley started the contractor/builder lumber yard in west Nashville on 42nd Avenue North.  In 1998, Willard’s grandson, Daniel Oakley purchased and continued to run and grow the successful family business in Nashville, TN.  The 5th generation Oakley’s, Brock and Baylee, insist on keeping the same morals and ethics of their dad, which are hard work, being fair, and excellent customer service along with much, much more.

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“In my opinion there would be no Oakley Lumber Co. without A.C., Willard, & Daniel.  Run it 25 years & keep it going.  Love Pop” (note sent to Daniel Oakley from Willard Oakley Feb. 8, 2001)


Michael Moreland

GM & Operations Manager

Michael has been working at Oakley Lumber Company for 8 years.  At first, he was working outside helping the guys with whatever needed to be done, like pulling orders, making sure the lumber yard stayed clean, etc.  A couple years later, he started delivering lumber, which led him to getting his class A CDL.  Now, he is working inside with Kenny.  “I am excited to help our customers in any way that I can.”

Ken Melton


Ken has been in the lumber industry for 30 years, 15 of which have been running computer CAD, specifically BOISE Framing software.  He has spent the last 14 years here at Oakley Lumber Company.  “The lumber industry is not only a job, but woodworking is also a hobby I enjoy”,  Ken looks forward to assisting you in your current or upcoming projects.”

Yard Staff & Delivery

GM & Operations Manager

Our yard staff: Brock, Mark, Mike, and Tiger are ready and happy to serve you too, thank you!