Steely Lumber

Steely Lumber is an independent, family owned Southern Yellow Pine lumber producer located in Huntsville, Texas. 

Our History

The Steely family has owned sawmills in Walker County since 1896 and has been at the current location since 1958. Kelvin Steely is the current owner and president of Steely Lumber Co., Inc. He bought his father, Arnold Steely, out in 1985 and incorporated the business. The production of the sawmill has grown from approximately 10 MM board feet in the early 1990’s to 60 MM board feet today. 

Technological updates and efficiency methods have been the biggest means to increase production. Steely Lumber grades lumber under SPIB grading standards (mill no 181).

Currently, the family also owns and/or manages approximately 15,000 acres in Walker, Polk, San Jacinto and surrounding counties. All lands are managed under American Tree Farm System management methods; which in our minds, is the most ecologically sound and environmentally conscious method we know.

Our Staff

Steely Lumber considers its employees family. We currently employ over 100 people, but our impact on individuals is much more expansive and we impact over 1,000 lives and our local community daily.


Co-Owned Business Relationships

  • Landscapers Pride

  • Voyager Group Ltd.

  • Foliage Creek Nursery

  • Ponderosa Holdings

  • LP Trucking

  • Southwood Forest Products


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