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.
Growth has come earnestly, and Woodtex now has Sales Centers and Retail Partners in several states, plus more than 140 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.
Today, Kent and Ben Lapp are the owners of Woodtex. Proudly continuing their parents’ heritage, Woodtex is building storage sheds, barns and garages with manufacturing plants and retail partners all across the United States. With an emphasis on quality craftsmanship, outstanding customer experiences, and Christian values, you can be sure you’ve trusted the right team to help you build the space you need for the important things in your life.
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.
John joined the Woodtex Team in November, 2017. As Vice President of Finance, John is responsible for all Accounting and Finance functions such as financial reporting and analysis, strategic planning, and cash management. John and his wife Leslie have 2 fur babies and enjoy spending time with family as well as hiking and going to the lake. In his spare time, you can find John watching the Titans, Wolverines (Go Blue!) or Braves play ball....or you can find him on the golf course.
Bucket List: Play Augusta National, or take his wife to Hawaii for a 3 week vacation of lounging, hiking and (of course) golfing!
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 all of our Operations, including Production, Delivery, and Technology Solutions to ensure that we are operating at peak efficiency and expanding to grow the Woodtex strategic plan 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, riding his motorcycle, 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!
Meeka is assistant to Patrick Miller, which gives her the opportunity to help in several areas of Woodtex. Contributing to a team that has Christian values as it’s core and vitality is truly a gift. Before moving to Franklin, TN in 2017, Meeka spent several years in the fitness industry, most recently opening and running three kickboxing gyms in Texas!
Married to Chad since, 1990, they have three fantastic “kids” (23, 20, 16), 2 cats and 1 adorable Sheepadoodle. Meeka loves meeting new people, health and fitness, playing in the mountains, hanging out with family and friends and is grateful to have found an amazing church home in Nashville where her faith is challenged and growing!
As VP of Marketing, Paul oversees all of the brand strategy, marketing, and creative direction 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.
Vicky joined the Woodtex team in 2017. As Marketing Coordinator, she executes marketing campaigns and strategies, primarily in the digital space. She loves creating and curating content and finding fun ways to engage customers on social media - and to do it as a "job" - it just doesn't get any better. She’s also an artist and loves taking photos. Vicky lives in the heart of Nashville with her husband, Michael.
One time she tried to ride a bicycle with no hands and her eyes closed. She realized quickly that was a terrible idea.
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 their 3 children.
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.
Glen joined the Woodtex Team in March, 2018. As Regional Retail Partner Rep, Glen works to identify and develop a network of Woodtex Retail Partners. Glen’s passion for the shed business and competitive edge drives his care for our customers and retail partners. Glen practices a play to win attitude in life and in business! In his own words, "Faith and family are the foundation my life". He has been married to his wife, his best friend in life, for 24 years. His 4 amazing children and 6 grandchildren keep him busy!
A true Denver Bronco fan. A dream come true to be present at the Broncos first Super Bowl win!
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.
Elizabeth joined Woodtex as a Customer Care Advisor in May 2018. Since graduating from Randolph-Macon College in 2013, she has worked in customer facing roles for Walt Disney World, Lululemon, and Houzz. Day to day, she answers the phones and works with our customers to ensure the best experience. On her days off, you can find her near water; think kayaking, beaches, lakes, and paddle boarding! She also enjoys making the most out of her MoviePass and cuddling with her dog, Bruce.
5 Year Goal: To backpack through Southeast Asia solo!
Lori joined the Woodtex team in 2017. She has a passion for assisting our sales team and helping our customers. Her favorite part of her job is “keeping all the balls in the air.” She’s a nerd at heart and loves numbers, spreadsheets, and data. She’s also a published author and a professional musician. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Rob, and two pups, Pippa and Rudy.
Rhonnie joined the Woodtex team in February of 2017, working alongside John French on the accounting team. She brings several years of experience, and will be primarily focused on improving processes and finding ways to better the accounting at Woodtex. The thing that drew Rhonnie to Woodtex most was getting to be a part of something great; to join the amazing atmosphere that has been created by assembling a team who is passionate and excited about what they do every day.
When Rhonnie is not working, she is enjoying her husband Drew and their two daughters, Abigail and Zoe. For fun, Rhonnie enjoys reading, listening to music, or anything mommy related (it’s hard work, but she loves it more than anything!).
Finger Lakes Region
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.
Rick Gibbs joined our team in 2017. In his own words, "I'm excited to "bring some boom to the room" here at Woodtex and expand our customer base via great service, great products and being the best at what we do!" Born in New Jersey and raised on a family farm, he moved to the gorgeous Finger Lakes in 1985. In his free time you will find him immersed in the outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, engaging in shooting sports and sharing those experiences with his nieces and their youngsters. Whether Climbing Mt. Katahdin in Maine, winter camping in an Adirondack lean-to, or simply target shooting Rick finds spending time with his family outdoors fills his heart and soul with good energy.
Fun-Fact: In his younger years he worked as overnight radio DJ, assistant stream biologist on a private trout stream, and bouncer in a night club.
Dennis joined the Woodtex Team in 2017. As Sales Advisor, Dennis looks forward to giving great service and support to all Woodtex customers. Dennis is the father of two children Alyssa and Dayton, ages 22 and 21 and one grandson Adrian. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys Photography , Boating, Travel, Cooking, Being a Grandpa and Sports.
Fun Fact: Dennis spent a winter working on Oil and Gas rigs in Pennsylvania putting on explosion valves in bottom of the rigs in the mud pit. (He says "Never Again!")
Megan joined the Woodtex Team as a Customer Care Advisor, where she helps our retail partners with sales and customers as well as admistrative duties in our NY office. Megan and her husband have 5 children, two of which are in college and 3 are at home ages 10-20. She enjoys baking in her spare time.
You might be surprised to know that Megan also runs two small businesses on the side!
Sheila Joy joined the Woodtex team in May of 2017. She spends most of her time at Woodtex answering the phones and giving an inspiring initial first impression to our customers in the Northeast. She also helps our team stay on top of the process after the sale and ensures the customer is included and informed along the way.
Outside of work, Sheila is involved with the community coordinating live music concerts, leading worship at church, and volunteering at Care Net. One of her personal goals is to write songs and maybe even record!
Fun fact about Sheila Joy: She loves to travel... She actually lived in Haiti for three months in 2016 and visited Portugal, Switzerland and Morocco in the spring of 2017. Her next desired destination is Venice, Italy!
Joann has spent years at Woodtex serving customers with our sales team and has recently made the switch to work in our Accounting department! 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!
Mervin joined the Woodtex Team as a Production Leader in 2009, where he oversees all of our shed production. Mervin loves his family and enjoys spending time with his son Seth. In his spare time he enjoys doing side jobs and building dog houses.
Mervin adds that he loves dogs and enjoys hanging out with Rick and Dennis in our sales office.
Wade joined the Woodtex team in December 2017. He is responsible for drawing all our sheds and garages. In his own words "I've never been able to drive by Woodtex without stopping in to check out their projects while dreaming about the many various tiny home & backyard office possibilities. To top it off, Woodtex has turned out to be a team of fantastic people to work with!" Wade has two magnificent “kids” in their early 20's, Jedediah and Madeleine. In his spare time, you can find Wade traveling, exploring, hiking, taking mini road trips...
Bucket List: I'd like to get my private pilot’s license and build a tiny vacation home on the Big Island.
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, 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.
Low Country Region
Greg joined our team in 2016 and oversees the production and transportation of Woodtex structures for the Low Country Region. Greg loves the Christian atmosphere of Woodtex and the great people who work hard each day to make us successful. He just celebrated 25 years of marriage (to the same wife) and has 3 daughters whom he loves very much! Outside of work, Greg loves to spend his time with his close friends, enjoying laughter and the joy of life together.
Fun fact: Greg once lived in Nova Scotia, Canada as a missionary and now serves as a pastor of a local church near the manufacturing plant in South Carolina.
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.
Ralph joined our team in 2014 and he is responsible for all the deliveries of Woodtex structures for our Low Country Region in SC. Some of Ralph’s favorite experiences at Woodtex include being able to consistently deliver a well-built building and having the opportunity to help customers improve their lives! Married for 36 years, he has 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
Fun fact: Ralph spent 22 years in the Marine Corp and National Guard!
Derrick joined the Woodtex Team as a Production Leader in 2018. He loves being a member of a team and is driven by the opportunity to elevate the success of others. He has been married "to the only girl I've ever loved" Christy for 21 years and has two beautiful daughters, Blakeley 18 and Maelyn 14 and a golden retriever, Emma Rae. In his spare time, Derrick enjoys spending time in the Florida Keys diving, fishing and boating.
Bucket List Item: "I have been very blessed to do so many things, but going to a Dallas Cowboys game in AT&T Stadium with my childhood idol, Roger Staubach, would be the ultimate bucket list item."
Lone Star Region
Dave joined our team in 2015 and leads the entire process of building all of our Woodtex structures for the Lonestar Region. Dave loves orchestrating a team to build high-quality structures with the following end goal in mind... To provide an excellent experience for our customers and a bright future for all of our employees in Texas. He also really appreciates that Woodtex is a Christian-based company!
Something interesting you may not know about Dave: He was actually born in Belize, CA in a little village in the Hills. Also, for fun, Dave really enjoys four-wheeling in an SxS or ATV!
Music City Region
Nathan comes from a strong background in sales, and he started working as the Sales Advisor in Mt. Juliet in March of 2017. When he’s not helping his customers Make Room for Life™, he enjoys spending moments with his wife Tina and their 4 children camping, hiking, playing sports, and being involved in church activities. They also have a “petting zoo” at home that consists of around 40 chickens, 7 dogs, a goat, guinea and several other critters.
Interesting fact: His entire family is vegan!
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.