Experts Since 1953

Lawson has been supplying rough common hardwood to factories and industries for almost 70 years. We offer reliable custom cutting service for any type of industrial or commercial grade lumber, rough sawn beams and plywood.

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Lawson Lumber has been around since the early 1900’s. It was originally Alliance Lumber until the mid 1940’s when it was Purchased by Charles C. Lawson. Since then It has been a family owned and operated company. in 2010 Lawson Lumber was purchased by Turkstra Lumber and our facility was relocated to 370 Green Rd, Stoney Creek, which is also Turkstra’s main distribution yard.

The steel industry accounts for a large part of our business. We supply cut to length blocking and pallets for all their Shipping and storing needs. We are also a heat treated certified shipper to meet any requirements for shipping overseas.

Another large part of our business focuses on structural Fir beams for commercial grade structures such as Gazebos, Park benches, bridges for clients such as the City of Hamilton and Hamilton Conservation authority.

We sell several hundred thousand board feet of soft and hardwood per month for blocking, lagging, packing, crating, pallets, specialty plywoods and industrial wood beams, cut to length and with the volume to meet any of your industrial or commercial needs. Proudly serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Dundas, Waterdown, Cambridge, Brantford, Simcoe, Smithville, Dunnville, Ridgeway, Niagara Falls and the Golden Horseshoe region.

EXPERTS IN More than just lumber

At Turkstra Lumber we're much more than just a traditional lumber yard. We own and operate Turkstra Trusses, The Turkstra Mill, Turkstra Installs as well as Lawson Lumber.

We manufacture fully custom roof truss systems for residential, commercial and agricultural applications at our plant in Smithville. We also manufacture a complete line of trim and mouldings at the Turkstra Mill, also located in Smithville. Our manufacturing divisions serve our 11 branch locations and customers across southwestern Ontario in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Dundas, Waterdown, Cambridge, Brantford, Simcoe, Smithville, Dunnville, Ridgeway and Niagara Falls

Certified Supplier

Certified supplier of Heat treated wood products



Charlie Lawson

Charlie Lawson, the founder and original owner of Lawson Lumber Company Ltd.


The History of Lawson Lumber Co. Ltd

Lawson Lumber, making headlines for over 65 years!


The History of Lawson Lumber Co. Ltd

From the Lawson Lumber archives circa 1952, proudly serving the Greater Hamilton region for over 60 years.


The History of Lawson Lumber Co. Ltd.

From the Lawson Lumber Co. Ltd archives circa 1954


Heat treating certification

Lawson Lumber is a member of the CHTWPCP, the Certified Heat Treated Wood Products Certification Program


The History of Lawson Lumber Co. Ltd

Lawson Lumber's new showroom making the headlines in 1954!


The History of Lawson Lumber Co. Ltd

Canada Lumberman magazine circa 1954


The history of Lawson Lumber

Lawson Lumber's new showroom making the headlines in 1954!


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The History of Lawson Lumber. This article from the Hamilton Spectator in November of 1946.


Scott Potter

Scott Potter


Scott Potter started with Lawson Lumber Co. Ltd in 2004 and has worked in all facets of the business from working as a sawyer in the mill to working directly with namesakes Mel and David Lawson in sales and purchasing.

Lawson Lumber was acquired by Turkstra Lumber Co. Ltd. In 2010 at which time Scott and several other key players joined the Turkstra team to carry on the proud Lawson Lumber brand. Scott became instrumental in developing purchasing and product strategies while working with David Lawson and in 2014 became the manager of the Lawson Lumber division of Turkstra Lumber Co. Inc.

His excellent product knowledge, easy going nature and commitment to his customers have been key in helping drive the Lawson Lumber brand and continue its over 70 year history of outstanding product and service solutions for the commercial and industrial communities of Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe.

David Lawson started at Lawson Lumber as a summer student in the late 1970’s. Working for his father Mel Lawson and following in the footsteps of his grandfather and company founder, Charlie Lawson, David represents the third generation of the Lawson family. For over 26 years David worked in various roles in Estimating, Purchasing and Sales and guided the company through its 2010 acquisition by Turkstra Lumber.

Lawson Lumber was acquired by Turkstra Lumber Co. Ltd. In 2010 at which time David, Scott Potter and the Lawson team joined the Turkstra Lumber family to carry on the proud tradition of the Lawson Lumber brand which continues to be instrumental in supplying the steel industry in Hamilton with products for shipping, palleting, blocking and lagging.

David continues to be an invaluable resource to the Lawson Lumber operation, while also serving as a Senior Account Manager with Turkstra Lumber primarily focusing on larger accounts, new home construction and commercial construction companies. He continues to support the Lawson Lumber team and continue its over 70 year history of outstanding product and service solutions for the commercial and industrial communities of Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe.

David Lawson

David Lawson

Senior Account Manager

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Contact Information

Our Location

370 Green Rd
Hamilton, ON L8E 4A5
Phone: (905) 549-3501
Fax: (905) 549-3304


Monday: 7:00 - 3:30
Tuesday: 7:00 - 3:30
Wednesday: 7:00 - 3:30
Thursday: 7:00 - 3:30
Friday: 7:00 - 2:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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  • Family Owned and Operated
  • 11 Branch Locations
  • Turkstra Trusses
  • Turkstra Mill
  • Specialty Divisions
  • Knowledgeable Team
  • We deliver
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Always on the Level
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The Turkstra Lumber Company is a family owned and operated business that has served Southern Ontario and the Niagara Peninsula for nearly 60 years. With 11 lumber yards and several manufacturing plants we provide a complete range of products for individuals and contractors in the home building, renovation, and commercial construction industries.

Each of our branches is a full-service traditional lumber yard. Experienced inside and outside sales estimators prepare detailed quotations and provide construction expertise throughout your deck or fence project. Each branch maintains a complete inventory of wood products including pressure treated lumber, composite, and cedar products.


With 11 branch locations across Southern Ontario and the Niagara Peninsula, there’s a Turkstra location not far from you. And since each of our locations is a full lumber yard, you won’t have to travel far to get all the materials you need to build like a pro.


Turkstra has been a major supplier of residential, commercial, and agricultural wood roof trusses in Southwest Ontario for over 25 years.

Products offered through our 11 locations include:

  • Packages for Permit Application
  • High-Quality Wood Roof Trusses
  • Engineered Floors
  • Engineered Wood Beams
  • Wall Panels
  • Steel Roof Trusses


The Turkstra Mill adds value and long-lasting appeal that is “all about quality”. Our Mill is fully integrated with our Trim and Door Division allowing us to provide you with:

  • Wood & Polyurethane Mouldings/Trim
  • Interior Doors
  • Shaped Window Trims
  • Locks & Hardware
  • Columns
  • Specialty & Custom Items
  • Designer Showcase has door hardware & accessories, custom trim and mouldings, windows, as well as interior and exterior doors and columns.
  • Trim & Doors Turkstra Trim & Doors offers a wide selection of mouldings, doors, locksets and more.
  • Fence & Decks the largest inventory of deck supplies in Southwestern Ontario with a broad selection of lumber and accessories.
  • Lawson Lumber specializes in industrial grades of hardwood, softwood, and plywood, offering cut-to-length custom services for our clients.
  • EWP Yard Manufactured in our modern, computer-equipped facility allowing for prompt, ready to install delivery to your jobsite.
  • Supply and Install With a vast inventory of products from drywall to steel studs, insulation to ceiling tiles, we have the supplies you require for your project.


All of our locations are staffed by knowledgeable professionals eager to help you with your project. They are fully trained on our 3D design software, so that they can assist you in designing the project of your dreams and providing you with a complete list of materials to get the job done.


At Turkstra all of our truck drivers are an integral part of our team. We have not had to use the services of third-party logistics providers. We believe that the experience and professionalism of our driver is a crucial component to providing outstanding customer service. This view of delivery as an essential part of the value we deliver has made us a leader in the markets we serve …and it’s part of the Turkstra Advantage.


With annual sales of over $80,000,000 (approximately 75% of which are sales to construction professionals), we have sufficient purchasing power to ensure competitive pricing for the quality of product and level of service we provide. As members of theIndependent Lumber Dealers Cooperative, we also benefit from the buying power of 21 of the largest lumber companies in Canada with combined sales of $3,000,000,000. All our operations are linked with state-of-the-art computer systems for estimating, design, sales, inventory control and accounting.


Our well-known motto, “Always on the Level”, expresses the commitment of the Turkstra family and our over 200 employees to quality products, superb service, fair competitive prices and honest relationships with our customers. We keep our word, do what we promise to do and fix our mistakes when they occur.