What started as a father's dream for his family has turned into a family all its own. The Woodtex team is filled with members from all walks of life, but with one common goal. All are passionate about what we do and excited about where we are going. Get to know the Woodtex team and reach out to any member who can help you with your next project!
Woodtex was established by Sanford & Barb Lapp in 1983, after they moved to Himrod, NY, from Lancaster, PA. Sanford dreamed of building a business to support his young family. Within five years, Woodtex had established itself in the area, and the family had grown to include four children: Joleen, Dorothea, Kent, and Ben. After a short but hard-fought battle with cancer, Sanford passed away in 1994. With little business experience, a fiercely determined Barb assumed ownership of the company all while raising four young children. Barb kept the family business going strong and handed over the reigns to Kent and Ben when they were ready.
Today, Kent Lapp leads operations at Woodtex. Growth has come earnestly, and Woodtex now has Sales Centers and Retail Partners in several states, plus more than 100 Team Members. With an emphasis on quality craftsmanship, outstanding customer experiences, and Christian values, the company has no plans on slowing down. Click here to read more about The Woodtex Story.
Kent is a strategic planner and works daily on developing and perfecting the vision and plans of Woodtex. He likes to bring a method to the madness and keep the team pulling in the same direction. His goal is to promote, drive, and develop people through creative ideas and processes, encouraging them to reach their fullest potential. Kent's personal interests include cycling (the pedal kind), devouring good books, strategizing, conversations, and meeting new people. One item on his bucket list is to never retire.
Greatest personal achievement: Marrying his wife and also developing more patience. (He admits his wife taught him everything he knows about patience.)
Nothing fires Bill up more than being part of a team with a mission. Known for being driven, approachable and a tad out of the ordinary, Bill sees his greatest asset as his word and its dependability. Bill's role at Woodtex is to help the team identify goals and develop plans to reach them.
When Bill isn't bringing passion and intensity to the Woodtex team, he's got his game face on as a husband and dad. Bill pours as much energy as he can into being a husband to his wife, Amanda, and a father to their five kids, who often have him geared up for anything from baseball to dance, with some college prep in between.
Sterling makes sure that the finance and accounting function at Woodtex is operating as effectively and efficiently as possible so that each team at Woodtex has actionable insights to maximise their operations. Sterling and his wife Shelby will be moving to Nashville from Austin, TX with their Golden Retriever, Stella. Sterling and Shelby love good food and craft coffee, and are looking forward to exloring the Nashville food scene and discovering fantastic coffee shops.
Fun fact: Sterling and Shelby are high school sweethearts!
As VP of Sales, Chad works with our Regional Sales Reps and Retail Partners in each of our 4 regions to increase sales and manage inventory. Outside of work, Chad likes to spend time with his wife, Sarah, and two sons, Harrison and Graham. When he has a chance, Chad either heads to the woods for some hunting, or hits the green for a round of golf.
Fun Fact: Before graduating from college with a degree in Business Management, Chad was a Pre-Med Biology major, then a Music (Voice) major.
Patrick leads our marketing team, identifying opportunities for growth and developing strategies to ensure that we expand and grow the Woodtex brand across the country. As husband to Mary June and dad to Portia, Benjamin, William, and Bridget, Patrick is a family man who is passionate about faith, family, food, and friendships. Patrick enjoys tinkering with his 1984 BMW, reading books, and catching up on Netflix.
Someday, Patrick and Mary June plan to take their family to Europe to live, work, and study for at least a few months. They hope to accomplish this goal sometime in the next decade!
As Creative Director, Paul oversees all of the brand strategy and creative design for Woodtex. Paul was drawn to Woodtex because of our Culture and Heritage and he is passionate about helping more customers build the space they need for the important things in life. Paul loves to spend his time outside of work golfing, traveling, cooking, and making memories with his wife Nikki and two children, Samuel and Zoe.
Fun Fact: Paul and his family lived in Hawaii for a year and a half, where they created unforgettable memories on the island of Maui.
Matt is new to the Woodtex Team as of February 2015. As Vice President of Operations, Matt makes sure that all aspects of our operations are running at peak efficiency. The Camacho family made their big move to South Carolina, from New York, which has been a big change for them–but they're loving it!
Matt and his wife Danielle have four children - Brandon, Kimberly, Brian, and Kayla. In his spare time, Matt likes to rebuild old cars and coach high school football and basketball.
Amy is the Rockstar of the Tennessee team, both figuratively and literally! She truly enjoys helping customers by educating them on any product line and guiding them through their Woodtex purchasing experience. She's made true connections and friendships with customers and one conversation with her, you'll know why. She is witty and creative, but also detail oriented. As for the literal Rockstar reference, singing is one of the things she does best! In fact, she not only auditioned for the American Idol experience in Disney World but was the runner-up out of hundreds who auditioned.
The top item on Amy's bucket list: Traveling to Ireland.
Kenton joined our team and jumped right in managing the purchasing of materials for all Woodtex Manufacturing Facilities across the United States. Kenton ensures Woodtex uses quality materials in our building process and ensures that each facility has materials on hand to keep our shops moving along and our building times down. Kenton lives in Tennessee with his wife, Sherri, and two little girls, Abigail and Elana (who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their BROTHER! in October 2015).
When he's not at work or spending time with his family, Kenton enjoys flying small planes and riding his motorcycle.
Top item on Kenton's bucket list: Touring Europe and Israel.
Katlyn is a recent graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and a recent transplant to Nashville. In her role as Administrative Assistant, Katlyn manages Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable, and offers administrative support in a multitude of ways. Outside of work, Katlyn loves to explore Nashville's coffee shops and live music venues, and spending time outdoors.
Katlyn is likely the most athletic person on the Woodtex team–she played college soccer and recently completed her first marathon!
Finger Lakes Region
Rodney leads the operations in our New York location, working hard to make sure that everything is running smoothly and efficiently. Rodney and his wife, Lillian, have 4 kids: Jeremiah, Andrew, Charles, and Emma. He enjoys spending time dancing with Emma and wrestling with the boys, and when he has some time to himself, he goes hunting.
Fun fact: Rodney has spent more time in Haiti than in the United States! Born in the Finger Lakes Region, his family lived as missionaries in Haiti for more than two decades.
Rob joined the Woodtex team in the Cabin shop in 2014, and recently transitioned into the role of Regional Retail Partner Representative. Rob enjoys working with his team to grow our retail partner network. Rob comes to us with an exciting background in being a bodyguard, starting a youth ranch, and working for Nascar! Outside of work, Rob spends time with his wife, Megan, and their 5 children (Justin, Madison, Zack, Keegan, and Bryce). They all participate in sports, and Rob coaches youth football and Little League baseball as well.
Rob's bucket list includes taking a hunting and fishing trip to Alaska with his sons.
Wesley is a Sales Advisor in our Himrod, NY Sales Center. Since his first day on the Woodtex team in April of 2009, Wesley has served his customers with a passionate and enthusiastic attitude. He is naturally creative and full of adventure. His interests and hobbies are vast but include riding motorcycles, flying airplanes, photography, skydiving, hunting, and music.
Fun Fact: Wesley went on a six-week mission trip across Asia, visiting Thailand, China, Vietnam, and Laos.
Joann very much enjoys seeing how happy customers are with their final product. To get to that reward, she works hard serving customers through written quotes, responding to emails, answering the phone, and gathering details to make orders go as smooth as possible for production. When she's not in the Himrod Sales Center or one of the satellite centers, Joann spends time with her husband, Jonathan, and three teenage boys.
A fun fact about Joann is that her favorite Christmas present is Giant LipSmackers!
Kaylie joined the Woodtex team in 2012, and recently returned after taking a year off to teach school in Washington State. In her position, Kaylie greets customers, answers the phone, and assists the sales team.
Outside of work, Kaylie enjoys hanging out with friends and family, baking, and decorating amazing cakes.
Some items from Kaylie's Bucket List: Swim with dolphins and eat fried Oreos.
Scheduling deliveries for customers, dispatching trucks, and leading the Delivery and Onsite Team's at Woodtex are just a few of the things that consume Nelson's day. For someone to fill the Transportation Leader position, they needed to be detailed and organized. He is both. Nelson has a dry sense of humor and is a great team player. He does well with relating to his team and making sure communication is open between all of them. Nelson enjoys reading, raising boar goats, playing guitar, spending time with his family, playing volleyball and softball, and hanging out with friends.
Greatest personal achievement: Raising his family for the Lord.
With years of experience and lots of practice, Marvin has perfected the art of delivery and installation. He might make his job look easy, but don't be fooled–significant amounts of talent, detail, and preparation go into each and every delivery from the time of loading at the manufacturing facility to navigating the highways with the oversized load and then the challenging but enjoyable task of placing the structure exactly where the customer wanted it both safely and efficiently. Marvin enjoys working with others, encouraging them to do their best. Marvin enjoys outdoor activities, including but not limited to traveling in the states and abroad, camping, sightseeing, animals, hobby farming, and anything that has tires and a motor. He also loves spending quality time with his wife, Lydianne, and 2 young children in between those long days on the road. He also enjoys making time for friends, relatives, and church.
Marvin's goal in life is to Honor God and with His help to be a loving husband and father, and to encourage and be encouraged by people on an everyday basis.
Dale is a huge asset to the Woodtex Team, repairing and maintaining all of our trucks, trailers, and vehicles. In addition to that, Dale keeps up with facility maintenance and keeping the Truck Maintence Shop in working order. He enjoys the challenge that each day is different, and he has an opportunity to apply his many areas of experience in every day projects. In his downtime, Dale enjoys reading, travel, and meeting new people.
Fun Fact about Dale: as a teenager, he owned several cows and heifers.
Low Country Region
Scott started working as a Sales Advisor in Fair Play in March of 2015. Scott enjoys meeting new people and satisfying customers, which makes him a great fit at Woodtex. Outside of work, Scott keeps busy with his two sons, Hunter and Jacob. In his down time, Scott can be found fishing or golfing.
A top item on Scott's bucket list is to play golf at Augusta National.
Lone Star Region
Travis works to identify and develop a network of Woodtex Retail Partners in the Lone Star region. He loves to not only find new retail partners, but he also loves working with them closely to grow their business. Travis is self-motivated and pays extreme attention to detail. He is a problem solver, always trying to figure out ways to do a task better, in a more efficient manner. Business and technology are hobbies for Travis, but he also enjoys a good game of golf, football, or volleyball.
The top item on Travis's bucket list: To be a season football ticket holder, in a VIP box office suite at the Ohio State Buckeye Stadium.
Music City Region
Mike joined our team in 2015 after owning his own woodworking business for many years in Batavia, Illinois. He brings with him his wife, Annie, and 4 children: Abbie, Leah, Molly, and Michael. Outside of work, Mike has a wide range of hobbies and interests, to include coaching sports, writing, watching NASCAR or grilling meat.
Fun fact: Mike's first job was delivering newspapers. As a kid, he would run through the deepest snow he could find and pretend he was Rocky Balboa, training to fight Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV".
John (also referred to as "JB") works with customers to meet their aspirations for the products we offer. John is great at working with people, and he enjoys that aspect of his sales advisor role. John is always up for solving problems with customers, through email, phone calls, or in person. John's passion is music - composing, recording and producing. He is a worship leader at his church, travels with his band playing concerts, and plays multiple instruments.
Greatest Personal Achievement: Last year he released his first full-length album and it's on iTunes and web radio stations!
Quite possibly the nicest and most well-liked Woodtex employee, Chris works diligently, delivering and installing Woodtex structures. He also helps with on-site construction and repairs as needed. He plays a major role in customer service and satisfaction and has been the reason many customers have been so happy with their Woodtex experience. He is organized and enjoys planning and working with people on projects. Traveling and enjoying a large variety of foods are both high on his list of personal interests, along with spending time with his wife and three beautiful kids.
Chris dreams of someday traveling overseas and helping in mission work.