Mike Reeves, President/General Manager

Mike joined Espy Lumber in June 1982 as an outside salesman, becoming General Manager in 1986 and Vice President of the company in 1993. On July 1st 2013 Mike was appointed President by the Board of Directors of Espy Lumber Co.

He was born in Macon, Georgia, grew up in Vidalia, and attended Valdosta State College where his studies focused on business and marketing.

Mike has been active in both community and industry affairs: Point Comfort Property Owners Association (Board Member 1993-1994, President 1994-1995, ARB Member 2000 to present), Hilton Head Home Builders Association (Board of Directors, Associate Council Vice President 1995, Associate of the Year 1995), SBMA (Board of Directors), State Director for Home Builders Association 1998, Hilton Head Baseball Association (Board of Directors), and Dixie Youth Baseball (Coach). He is a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.



Don Owens, Millwork Development Manager

Don joined Espy in 1979 and spent five years as an Outside Sales Representative.  After a brief absence he returned in 1987 as the Millwork Development Manager responsible for all millwork programs, product education, architectural support and shop support.

Born in Savannah, he grew up in Pembroke, GA.  He graduated from Georgia Southern College in 1978 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing.

Don is a member of the First Baptist Church.  He is a past member of the Hilton Head Jaycees where he was Most Outstanding Member in 1983 and President in 1984.  He is also an active Delta Tau Delta Fraternity alumnus, member of the Georgia Master 4-H Club, Georgia 4-H Camp Councilor Association, Affiliate member of the Hilton Head Section AIA and a member of the May River Chapter of Business Networking International.


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Rhett Goodson, Operations Manager, Hilton Head

Rhett Goodson joined the Espy team in December 2002.  Being new to the building supply industry, he started out working in the warehouse.  Learning quickly, he spent only a short time there and was soon moved to the role of lumber dispatcher, a position held for seven years.  He was then promoted to his current position of Operations Manager at Hilton Head where he manages our lumber drivers and yard personnel while also coordinating lumber deliveries from our Okatie location.  He also purchases many of our stock items at both locations.

Rhett and his wife Mandy moved to Hilton Head in 2002 from Columbia, South Carolina where he attended the University of South Carolina.   Go Gamecocks!!!  In his spare time he enjoys exercising, football, and Nascar.


Henri Madlinger 

Henri Madlinger, Okatie Store Manager

Henri joined Espy Lumber in 2004 as an outside salesman, in 2012 he took over the Manager’s duties at the Okatie location.

Henri was born and raised in Beaufort, SC.

Henri attends St. Peter’s Catholic Churck in Beaufort, had been active with the Beaufort Water Fesitval from 1985-2010 and coached fast pitch softball for Beaufort Pal’s.  In his spare time he enjoys fishing, hunting and surfing.


Billy Kelly 

Billy Kelly – Sales Manager and Architectual Marketing Representative

Billy joined Espy Lumber in 2012 as the Architectual Marketing Representative before becoming the Sales Manager in 2013.

He was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia.  He attended Armstrong State College and began his sales career with Neal Blun Company in 1975.  In 1987 he joined into a partnership with Trim Tech Services, Inc..  He sold the business in 2006 to Gray Company and worked in their outside sales.  In 2009 he became the General Manager of Carolina Door and Millwork a subsidiary of Gray Co. in Ridgeland, SC  At Carolina Door, he also designed millwork and programmed their CNC Router.

He has been active in the Hilton Head Home Builders Assoc., sponsoring their golf tournaments, also sponsoring the Heritage Golf Tournament and supporting the HBA Home Shows.  He also served on the HBA board as an Associate Board Member in 1983, 1984, 1993 and 1994.

Billy continues to make his home in Savannah GA.  He is an active member at White Bluff United Methodist Church where he is on the Board of Trustees.  He enjoys golf at Southbridge Golf Club where he is a member.



Nancy Phillips, Treasurer/Controller

Nancy joined Espy Lumber in June 1996 as the Controller.  Her responsibilites include management of all financial reporting, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, management, personnel and IT systems.

Nancy grew up in High Point, NC.  She attended Davidson County Community College in Lexington, NC, where she received an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Data Processing with High Honors.  Nancy also earned the Fellow Life Management Institute designation in 1995.

Nancy has made her home in  the Bluffton/ Hilton Head are since 1983.   She is a member of Bluffton United Methodist Church.  Nancy has one daughter and 3 step children.  She loves to be on the boat in the river in her spare time.