Company History

Founded in 1983, Coastal Forest Products began operations in Manchester, NH and moved into a 25,000 sq. ft. facility in Hooksett, NH a year later.  Capitalizing on their good business sense and collective experience, the two partners turned their vision into a successful business supplying the retail customer with the highest quality specialty wood products, with a service commitment to get them delivered quickly, and at a fair price.  A model that is still in place today.

Tragically, a fire in 1996 destroyed the company’s Hooksett facility.  Undeterred, Ted Severance, now sole owner, moved the operation into a new, larger facility in Bedford, NH. The additional space, along with an expanded and improved logistics platform fueled the growth that the company would enjoy for the next 25 years.   

In 1998, Coastal purchased Quality Wood Priming in nearby Bow, NH and added wood priming and custom finishing to its portfolio of value-added services.  In 2003, a 75,000 sq. ft. addition to this facility allowed more product line expansion as manufactured and composite products increased in popularity.

Coastal Forest Products HQ

Engineered Wood Products were added to the line-up in 2004, once again aligning ourselves with the best manufacturers in the category.  Over time, we created our own engineering and customer service division, providing specialized services and support to architects, engineers, and contractors during the design / build phase of both residential and commercial construction projects.

Recognizing our unique position in the market and the potential for additional growth, the company then purchased a 66 acre parcel of land in Bow with rail capability and in 2018 broke ground on a 260,000 sq. ft state-of-the art facility. With Ted’s son Pike now at the helm as President, Coastal continues to improve its competitive position in the marketplace.  The new location has provided expanded office and warehouse space that has systematically, and exponentially, improved the company’s performance and efficiency. In effect, setting a new bar for the industry.  In 2021, Coastal opened a second distribution location in North Charleston, SC and is now in the process of building its reputation for providing qualty products, service, and technical support to customers throughout the Southeast.

Coastal has been fortunate to employ some of the brightest and most talented people in the industry. The sales team is the most tenured and experienced in the business, backed by an entire organization of experienced and professional people striving to perform every day at a level that exceeds customer expectations.  

For over 38 years, Coastal Forest Products has followed the successful business model from which it began.  The company prides itself in understanding the needs and pain points of its customers, and the value of working with them to develop solutions that benefit the industry and ultimately the end user.  With that sentiment as our objective, we look forward to the future success of our company, our customers, our supply partners and employees.