Manufacturing 2023: JONATHAN JENKINS
PRESIDENT, CULPEPER WOOD PRESERVERS, CULPEPER
In 1976, Culpeper Wood Preservers started from a single location in Culpeper. Today, the company is a leading manufacturer of pressure-treated lumber products for the residential, commercial, industrial and marine markets, with 17 locations around the East Coast and in Indiana and Tennessee. A 1990 East Carolina University graduate who was recruited by the Chicago White Sox, Jenkins pitched for Minor League Baseball teams for six years and worked as a coach and scout. Then he left baseball for a career in lumber. He joined Culpeper 17 years ago and became president in 2016.
In November 2022, Culpeper acquired H.M. Stauffer & Sons, a fourth-generation family business in Leola, Pennsylvania, increasing its reach in that state. Also, the company purchased Massachusetts-based Northeast Treaters in July 2022, as well as properties in Tennessee in 2022 and in Maryland and Massachusetts in 2021. The company employs about 600 people.