PETERS Forest Resources, Inc. opened in 1996 when Bickham Crooks and I stepped out on our own and attempted to build our own legacy in the forestry management field. After spending over 15 years with Bennett & Peters, one of the earliest forestry management consulting firms in the US, the decision was not easy, but the years of our hard work have paid off. Today, PETERS offers over 95 years of combined professional experience, and we firmly believe it is this industry experience that sets us apart from the competition.
At PETERS, we are family. Bickham and I worked for my father, Lewis, at Bennett & Peters. Lewis retired in 1997 but after a brief few months, Lewis went back to work and joined the PETERS Forest Resources team. Today, I have the pleasure of working with my son Lewis Peters II, and my father’s legacy lives on through the work we do.
We pride ourselves on our history and our ability to interact with our clients on a more personal level. We want to guide those who haven’t been involved with forested lands their entire life and help them manage their land and bring their visions to life whether for recreation or income purposes.
We serve private landowners, forest industry, state and federal agencies, investment bankers, and attorneys. Our services include all phases of forest management ranging from reforestation to harvest supervision. Additionally, we perform large inventories, mapping, financial analysis, appraisals, brokerage, and ecological studies. We strive to provide hands-on, personal service for our clients. Our ability to accomplish this high-level customer service time and again, stems from our amazing team and the broad background of education, training, and experience they have attained.
In 1996, after years of working together for another large firm, Warren Peters and Bickham Crooks decided to join together to start PETERS Forest Resource and create their own legacy in the field of timber management.
By 1997, business was steady, but a big break came in the form of an 88,000 acre timber inventory contract. The team was given 6 months to complete the job, but after pairing with another group, was able to complete it in under that time.
The first massive real estate transaction for PETERS came in 2006 when they were contracted to list and sell over 10,000 acres of forested land.
Starting in 2015, PETERS began putting more emphasis on the Real Estate side of the business as a compliment to their other offered services.
Forest & Land Management
Timber Sales Administration
Hunting & Lease Administration
GIS/Mappings and Data Management
Forest Resource Studies
Investment Analysis and Management
Real Estate Brokerage
Appraisals and Evaluations