About Us

Here to Serve, Not Sell.

For over 50 years and counting.
Oswald Wholesale Lumber serves both retail and wholesale customers in the Southeast. We carry a complete line of quality lumber and building materials.
Oswald Wholesale Lumber - Main Sign

Oswald Wholesale Lumber was founded in 1972

As a teenager, Jimmy E. Oswald worked for his father, the late Martin H. Oswald, at Twin City Lumber Company. In 1972, he founded Oswald Wholesale Lumber. The current business had a humble beginning in a small, one-room office in the back of his father’s business. Marie F. Leaphart began working for Jim’s father at Twin City Lumber Company in 1960 and she continues to be a vital part of Oswald Wholesale Lumber today.

At first, Oswald was a wholesale-only outfit, but as the company slowly grew and retail customers came knocking, Oswald began to serve anyone who needed premium building materials. Since all of Oswald’s initial clients were locals, Jimmy knew them either directly or through friends and therefore took a keen interest in their projects. Essentially, their success became his success. That philosophy is now our guiding principle.

Oh, we’ve grown.

Today, Oswald Lumber has over 60 employees, facilitates jobs of virtually any size, and has a fleet of trucks that deliver to clients all over the Southeast. Though the company has grown exponentially since 1972, its DNA hasn’t changed. Oswald is still all about giving customers what they need to succeed, whether it’s a customized piece of millwork, an expedited delivery, or just sound advice based on years of experience.

Over 60 employees to serve you.

Oswald has always been all about the success of the build. Without question, that’s why it’s been around for so long.


“This place is the mecca of tools, supplies, and everything construction! In Batesburg-leesville. The place was spotless, very well organized. Had everything you could need. Tools? “Forgetaboutit.” They had me not wanting to leave.”

Shaun Tomczak, Google Review

“My go-to one stop shop for pretty much anything I need for the house. Nice people, great prices. Quality organization. Beats the heck out of the big box stores. Highly recommended, you cannot go wrong doing business with these good people. There is always someone around to help you find what you need.”

Russ Perry, Google Review

“These folks are great. They have the best local prices for lumber and trim wood. Better prices than Lowe’s or Home Depot. Very helpful people. I just wish they were also open Sundays, but I’m glad they value family life and allow their people the day off.”

Bahamin Behipour, Google Review

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To find out how we can help provide you with premium lumber and building materials for your next project, give us a visit.

6707 Augusta Hwy.
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070-7604

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