About Us

We Are Southside Lumber

All of the hard-working employees at South Side Lumber know that our customers are the lifeblood of our company. That’s why we work hard for you, the customer, from sun up to sun down, all year long.

About Us

Southside Lumber in Herrin is a third generation family owned business established in 1946. We specialize in custom materials and custom solutions to make your project a success.

Our Mission

Our team of experts are on-hand to help you find the best answer to each of your questions.

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Meet Our Team

Get to know the team at Southside Lumber.  Each team member is ready to help you with your questions, find solutions and provide you with all-around great service.

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Kent Smith

President/ CEO

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Jennifer Calhoun


Sue Baker


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Eva Drew


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Greg Emery

Contracting & Project Sales

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Jeff Crites

Contracting & Project Sales

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Lee Taylor

Contracting & Project Sales

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Doug Tegethoff

Contracting & Project Sales

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Greg Prince

Contracting & Project Sales

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Harlan Holt


Stephanie Brimm

Kitchen Design

Sarah Halley

Kitchen Design

Shawn Patterson


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Barb Underwood


What People Say About Us

“After a small remodel I found it difficult to find siding to match my existing. By chance I stopped at Southside lumber. Not only was it in stock it was very reasonably priced and the guys that loaded it went out of there way to make sure it was safe to transport. I will go there first next time and I’m telling all my friends in Marion.” –Marcena

“Very knowledgeable employees. They truly want to help the customer. So much better than a big box store.” –Kevin

“Southside Lumber has great products and very knowledgeable, helpful people. We were replacing an old bathtub with new shower, and chose the Onyx walls, base, seat and shelves. When we installed the base, I realized the color was off from the sample we chose, and also darker. Southside worked with Onyx, and they replaced the entire package in a very timely manner. We are very happy with this purchase, as well as previous ones from Southside!” -Customer

“Used South Side for building materials several times. Most recently this winter when I replaced my roof. Quality products and helpful people; would recommend.-Brett