What started as a father’s dream for his family has turned into a family all its own.
The Woodtex team is filled with members from all walks of life, but with one common goal. All are passionate about what we do and excited about where we are going. Get to know the Woodtex team and reach out to any member who can help you with your next project!
Woodtex was established by Sanford & Barb Lapp in 1983, after they moved to Himrod, NY, from Lancaster, PA. Sanford dreamed of building a business to support his young family. Within five years, Woodtex had established itself in the area, and the family had grown to include four children: Joleen, Dorothea, Kent, and Ben. After a short but hard-fought battle with cancer, Sanford passed away in 1994. With little business experience, a fiercely determined Barb assumed ownership of the company all while raising four young children. Barb kept the family business going strong and handed over the reigns to Kent and Ben when they were ready.
Growth has come earnestly, and Woodtex now has Sales Centers and Retail Partners in several states, plus more than 140 Team Members. With an emphasis on quality craftsmanship, outstanding customer experiences, and Christian values, the company has no plans on slowing down. Click here to read more about The Woodtex Story.
Today, Kent Lapp is the owner of Woodtex. Proudly continuing the Lapp Family heritage, Woodtex is building storage sheds, barns and garages with manufacturing plants and retail partners all across the United States. With an emphasis on quality craftsmanship, outstanding customer experiences, and Christian values, you can be sure you’ve trusted the right team to help you build the space you need for the important things in your life.
Woodtex Support Center
Brian joined the Woodtex team in 2019 as the VP of Operations. He looks forward to bringing the manufacturing and operations of the company to the next level. Brian has been married to Kacey for 21 years and has a daughter, Cameron who was recently married. Cameron and her husband Jon welcomed their first child into the world in 2019, which means that Kacey and Brian are expecting grandparents of their 1st grandchild!
Brian’s favorite hobbies include anything outdoors, spending time with friends and family. He enjoys cooking as well!
As VP of Sales, Chad works with our Regional Sales Reps and Retail Partners in each of our 4 regions to increase sales and manage inventory. Outside of work, Chad likes to spend time with his wife, Sarah, and two sons, Harrison and Graham. When he has a chance, Chad either heads to the woods for some hunting, or hits the green for a round of golf.
Fun Fact: Before graduating from college with a degree in Business Management, Chad was a Pre-Med Biology major, then a Music (Voice) major.
As VP of Marketing, Paul oversees all of the brand strategy, marketing, and creative direction for Woodtex. Paul is passionate about helping customers build the space they need for the important things in life. Paul loves to spend his time outside of work golfing, traveling, cooking, and making memories with his wife Nikki and two children, Samuel and Zoe.
Fun Fact: Paul and his family lived in Hawaii for a year and a half, where they created unforgettable memories on the island of Maui.
Joann has spent five years at Woodtex. Originally serving customers directly with our Sales Team, completed a short stint working with our Accounting Department, and is now onto Director of Administration! “Versatile” could be her middle name, but it’s not – it actually IS Joann!
Next item for completion: Publish a children’s book, inspired by a song her husband wrote when their three boys were small!
Woodtex of New York
Rob joined the Woodtex team in the Cabin shop in 2014, transitioned into the role of Regional Retail Partner Representative, and is now the Director of Operations for New York. Rob comes to us with an exciting background in being a bodyguard, starting a youth ranch, and working for Nascar! Outside of work, Rob spends time with his wife, Megan, and their 5 children (Justin, Madison, Zack, Keegan, and Bryce). They all participate in sports, and Rob coaches youth football and Little League baseball as well.
Rob’s bucket list includes taking a hunting and fishing trip to Alaska with his sons.
Scheduling deliveries for customers, dispatching trucks, and leading the Delivery and Onsite Team’s at Woodtex are just a few of the things that consume Nelson’s day. For someone to fill the Transportation Leader position, they needed to be detailed and organized. He is both. Nelson has a dry sense of humor and is a great team player. He does well with relating to his team and making sure communication is open between all of them. Nelson enjoys reading, playing guitar, spending time with his family, playing volleyball and softball, and hanging out with friends.
Greatest personal achievement: Raising his family for the Lord.
Rick Gibbs joined our team in 2017. In his own words, “I’m excited to “bring some boom to the room” here at Woodtex and expand our customer base via great service, great products and being the best at what we do!” Born in New Jersey and raised on a family farm, he moved to the gorgeous Finger Lakes in 1985. In his free time you will find him immersed in the outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, engaging in shooting sports and sharing those experiences with his nieces and their youngsters. Whether Climbing Mt. Katahdin in Maine, winter camping in an Adirondack lean-to, or simply target shooting Rick finds spending time with his family outdoors fills his heart and soul with good energy.
Fun-Fact: In his younger years he worked as overnight radio DJ, assistant stream biologist on a private trout stream, and bouncer in a night club.
Megan joined the Woodtex Team as a Customer Care Advisor, where she helps our retail partners with sales and customers as well as admistrative duties in our NY office. Megan and her husband have 5 children, two of which are in college and 3 are at home ages 10-20. She enjoys baking in her spare time.
You might be surprised to know that Megan also runs two small businesses on the side!
Woodtex of South Carolina
Greg joined our team in 2016 and oversees the production and transportation of Woodtex structures for Woodtex of South Carolina. Greg loves the Christian atmosphere of Woodtex and the great people who work hard each day to make us successful. He just celebrated 25 years of marriage (to the same wife) and has 3 daughters whom he loves very much! Outside of work, Greg loves to spend his time with his close friends, enjoying laughter and the joy of life together.
Fun fact: Greg once lived in Nova Scotia, Canada as a missionary and now serves as a pastor of a local church near the manufacturing plant in South Carolina.
Scott started working as a Sales Advisor in Fair Play in March of 2015. Scott enjoys meeting new people and satisfying customers, which makes him a great fit at Woodtex. Outside of work, Scott keeps busy with his two sons, Hunter and Jacob. In his down time, Scott can be found fishing or golfing.
A top item on Scott’s bucket list is to play golf at Augusta National.
Woodtex of Texas
Woodtex of Tennessee
Amy joined the Woodtex team in New York as a Sales Advisor in 2013 and in 2014 made the move to Tennessee to open up our Mt. Juliet Sales Center. She later transitioned out of Sales and into Customer Care to focus on creating relationships and serving our customers first hand. She now is focusing on growing our Tennessee Region and leading our Production and Delivery Teams as the Director of Operations (she has also made it known that she will be out there with a nail gun VERY soon as her learning is no longer limited to an office). In her “spare” time, she is a Foster Mom, Worship Leader, and owns a Business making jewelry.
Fun Fact: Her younger brother, Brian, is the Finishing Shop Leader for our sister company— Riverwood Cabins!
Nathan comes from a strong background in sales, and he started working as the Sales Advisor in Mt. Juliet in March of 2017. When he’s not helping his customers Make Room for Life™, he enjoys spending moments with his wife Tina and their 4 children camping, hiking, playing sports, and being involved in church activities. They also have a “petting zoo” at home that consists of around 40 chickens, 7 dogs, a goat, guinea and several other critters.
Interesting fact: His entire family is vegan!