Stuart Timber Co was founded in 1980 by Campbell Stuart and four of his five sons. The business is now owned and operated by his youngest son, Roger Stuart. A number of Stuart family members including Roger’s wife, Catherine, and his three nephews, Brendon, Andy and Mike, continue to be actively involved in the Mill.

Stuart family standing in front of the Tapanui sawmill
Andrew, Roger, Brandon, Mike, Catherine & Nathan

The Mill proudly employs 34 full-time staff who are well trained and experienced.


Together, we turn high-quality southern-grown Radiata Pine into a variety of products that we supply to the local market, Christchurch South. We use modern technology at our Tapanui site, including a sawmill, kilns, planers, optimizing saws, a timber treatment plant.​, and a round wood operation.

At Stuart Timber, we want you to have a great consumer experience and get good value for money. We continually strive to improve working conditions for our staff and offer training to those who wish to improve their knowledge of the industry.

We have a knowledgeable friendly team standing by to help with your next project
Roger Stuart

Roger and Catherine Stuart standing in front of the iconic Stuart Timber Company sign and a recent aerial view of the sawmill in Tapanui.