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Tensaw Land & Timber Company, Inc.
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Tensaw Land & Timber Company, Inc. was founded by Congressman Frank W. Boykin on November 1, 1937.  Today the Company is owned by his heirs and is under the management of the Congressman’s grandson, Riley Boykin Smith, as President and Chief Executive Officer, and granddaughter Starr L. Boykin as Secretary/Treasurer.  Judy D. Lewis serves as Financial Manager. Tensaw acquired approximately 100,000 acres of prime timberland located in Mobile and Washington Counties of Alabama while under the direction of the Congressman.  The majority of the property is under a long-term timber lease with Resource Management Services located in Birmingham, Alabama.  The acreage not under lease is under the direction of Starr Boykin in the Mobile Office and Albert Parnell in the McIntosh Office.  Throughout the years, certain land owned by the Company has become more suited for commercial development than timber growth.  Such was the case in 2007, when Tensaw sold approximately 2,500 acres in North Mobile County to ThyssenKrupp (now Outokumpu) for their multi-billion-dollar, state-of-the-art carbon steel processing facility in Calvert, Alabama.  Land fronting Highway 43 adjacent to the plant has also become very sought-after for commercial development.  In anticipation of this, Tensaw has developed Calvert Business Park as well as Highway 43 East Park Subdivision.  See Projects for further information. Tensaw also owns commercial properties in the City of Mobile.  Located at the intersection of Zeigler and Schillinger Roads, Zeigler Square is home to Lazer Zone, a laser tag and family entertainment center.  In 2010 Tensaw acquired the Advance Auto Parts store located at the intersection of Cottage Hill and Azalea Roads, which is now available for lease through JBL Properties.  In 2015 Tensaw purchased two Dollar General stores, one in Mobile County and the other in Baldwin County.  A Burger King located in Southaven, Mississippi was purchased in 2017.  See Properties for additional information.   Tensaw and its management are very active in the community by supporting business, charitable and wildlife organizations.  They are investors in the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s Partners in Growth initiative, a member of the Alabama Forestry Association, Alabama Wildlife Federation, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Washington County Economic Development Initiative.  Tensaw has established a scholarship at Auburn University that contributes toward the tuition of an Auburn Forestry major from the McIntosh area each year.  The Company has also supported many other area charities over the span of its eighty-plus years.
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Frank and Ocllo Boykin Hunting Lodge, Double Gates, Alabama View The Thomasville Times article
Mobile Chamber Business View spotlights  Tensaw Land & Timber Co. Inc. (page 28, April 2010)
251.340.8380
Tensaw Land & Timber Company, Inc.
About Us
© Tensaw Land & Timber Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Website Design and Hosting by North Mobile Internet Services, Inc.
Tensaw Land & Timber Company, Inc. was founded by Congressman Frank W. Boykin on November 1, 1937.  Today the Company is owned by his heirs and is under the management of the Congressman’s grandson, Riley Boykin Smith, as President and Chief Executive Officer, and granddaughter Starr L. Boykin as Secretary/Treasurer.  Judy D. Lewis serves as Financial Manager. Tensaw acquired approximately 100,000 acres of prime timberland located in Mobile and Washington Counties of Alabama while under the direction of the Congressman.  The majority of the property is under a long-term timber lease with Resource Management Services located in Birmingham, Alabama.  The acreage not under lease is under the direction of Starr Boykin in the Mobile Office and Albert Parnell in the McIntosh Office.  Throughout the years, certain land owned by the Company has become more suited for commercial development than timber growth.  Such was the case in 2007, when Tensaw sold approximately 2,500 acres in North Mobile County to ThyssenKrupp (now Outokumpu) for their multi- billion-dollar, state-of-the-art carbon steel processing facility in Calvert, Alabama.  Land fronting Highway 43 adjacent to the plant has also become very sought-after for commercial development.  In anticipation of this, Tensaw has developed Calvert Business Park as well as Highway 43 East Park Subdivision.  See Projects for further information. Tensaw also owns commercial properties in the City of Mobile.  Located at the intersection of Zeigler and Schillinger Roads, Zeigler Square is home to Lazer Zone, a laser tag and family entertainment center.  In 2010 Tensaw acquired the Advance Auto Parts store located at the intersection of Cottage Hill and Azalea Roads, which is now available for lease through JBL Properties.  In 2015 Tensaw purchased two Dollar General stores, one in Mobile County and the other in Baldwin County.  A Burger King located in Southaven, Mississippi was purchased in 2017.  See Properties for additional information.   Tensaw and its management are very active in the community by supporting business, charitable and wildlife organizations.  They are investors in the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s Partners in Growth initiative, a member of the Alabama Forestry Association, Alabama Wildlife Federation, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Washington County Economic Development Initiative.  Tensaw has established a scholarship at Auburn University that contributes toward the tuition of an Auburn Forestry major from the McIntosh area each year.  The Company has also supported many other area charities over the span of its eighty-plus years.
Frank and Ocllo Boykin Hunting Lodge, Double Gates, Alabama View The Thomasville Times article
Mobile Chamber Business View spotlights  Tensaw Land & Timber Co. Inc. (page 28, April 2010)