About Us

Christmas Lumber Company was founded in 1926 by James David Christmas. He started the business in Harriman, Tn. at the Roane Street location that is still used today. Mr. Christmas eventually sold the business to his son-in-law, John Harvey Smith.

Mr. Smith expanded the business, purchasing several more lumber yards including the Knox County store to better serve a growing customer base. In 1979, Mr. Smith added a truss and door manufacturing division. The Company was forced to face a large obstacle when a fire destroyed the entire Harriman yard on May 12th, 2000. The yard was quickly rebuilt and enhanced to what exists today.

Presently, Theron Cleveland manages the Knoxville store and his son, Tee Cleveland has taken over leadership of the Harriman location, including the manufacturing division. Tee is the great-grandson of our founder, James David Christmas and the 4th generation to work for Christmas Lumber Company.

Christmas Lumber Company has a long history of giving back to the community. Through generous donations, they established a scholarship at Roane State Community College. They also donated land for a public park in Harriman.

Christmas Lumber Company is still a locally owned family business and is proud of its history of excellence in customer service. We offer high quality products at competitive prices.

James David Christmas
James David Christmas, Founder