About Tuskaloosa Forestry

David Andress

David Andress

As a native Tuscaloosa resident and managing partner at Tuskaloosa Forestry Services, LLC, my professional journey is deeply rooted in forestry management and consulting services. My commitment to this field is demonstrated through my Professional Logger Manager (PLM) certification in Alabama, emphasizing my dedication to sustainable forestry practices and compliance with the highest industry standards.

Additionally, I hold a Real Estate License, which is authorized by Legacy Land Group, allowing me to practice in both Alabama and Mississippi. This enables me to extend my professional offerings to include a broad spectrum of services, from property management to expert consultancy in real estate.

My academic background is highlighted by an Associate Degree in Forestry, which I earned from East Mississippi Community College in 1990, located in Scooba, MS.

On a personal note, my life is shared with my wife, Rhonda Reed Andress, and our daughter, Leslie. We have made our home in Northport, AL, where we appreciate the community spirit and the lifestyle it offers, reinforcing my connection to the region where I was born and raised.

David Andress- (205) 799-8555 - dandress@tfs1.com

Raiford C. (Rick) Johnson

Raiford C. (Rick) Johnson

Alabama Registered Forester License #1217
Phone: 205-799-0108
Email: rjohnson@tfs1.com

Rick is a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School. He attended the University of Alabama and graduated from Auburn University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in Forest Management. Upon graduating, he worked with Resource Management Service as a timber cruiser. He held wood procurement positions with Georgia-Pacific Corp., Hammermill Paper Co. and International Paper Co. until 1986. He was then Forester for the University of Alabama. He formed Tuskaloosa Forestry Services, Inc. in 1987. He manages private landowners' timberland in west Alabama and east Mississippi and markets their forest products to area mills. He also was a partner in Compania Maderera Golfito from 1996 to 1999 harvesting gmelina arborea plantations and producing wood chips in southern Costa Rica for Stone Container Corp. He was a partner in Northport Wood Products from 1995 to 2000 producing lumber for local steel mills.
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Rick serves on the Alabama State Board of Registration for Foresters.