President Joseph (Chip) Graham brings 24 years of experience in silvicultural services and land management to J. H. Graham, Inc. In 1993 he founded the firm to provide forestry services with integrity and professionalism to the landowners of North & Central Alabama. In a relatively short period of time he has gained invaluable hands on experience in all aspects of the timber industry. Chip possesses the self-confidence and initiative to serve his clients in all facets of timberland investments. In 1990, while working for Drennen Forestry Services, Chip established a new service area in South Alabama. Through his dedicated efforts the Montgomery, Alabama-based service area grew to 4 full time employees with over 30 contract laborers in just two years. Chip has worked with foresters and landowners across the Southeast. He has developed an extensive network of clients and associates with which to share information regarding the issues facing today's timberland managers. His greatest strength is his ability to maximize client returns through the use of progressive management practices and present day technology. His success is based upon his initiative, willingness to make decisions and to accept responsibility. These skills along with the experience of working with people in many different geographic areas allow him to recognize client needs and to develop plans to achieve their desired results. Chip's hands on experience in the silvicultural service industry uniquely qualify him to prescribe and carrying out forest management practices. He attended Auburn University graduating in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in Forestry Management. Since graduation he has completed numerous continuing education courses including: Endangered Species Identification and Management, Timber Income Tax, Estate Planning for Forest Landowners, Timberland Appraisal Basics and Essentials of Section 1031 Exchanges in Alabama. He is a State of Alabama Registered Forester, a Licensed Real Estate Broker and a Licensed Residential Home Builder in the State of Alabama. Chip served consecutive terms as President of the Walker County Board of Realtors and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Jasper.


Howard Graham brings over 40 years of management and acquisition skills to our team. In addition to his forestry related activities he plays an integral role in the non-forestry aspects of land management by providing consulting services for clients with special needs. A background in logging, lumber, land appraisal, surface mining and heavy construction qualifies him to wear many hats. During the mid 80's and early nineties Howard established and managed a heavy construction firm specializing in commercial site preparation, road construction and surface mine reclamation. Prior to being self employed in heavy construction, Howard was employed for fifteen years by a large coal surface mining company. He served in a number of capacities which included reclamation of mined lands, permitting and regulatory affairs, leasehold maintenance and mine management. He also brings many years of invaluable land acquisition and negotiating experience. From June of 1986 to early 1988 Howard coordinated and directly participated in the acquisition of an entire community consisting of more than fifty homes. Howard graduated from the University of Alabama in 1965 with a degree in Marketing and Management. Growing up in a family of sawmillers he worked in the family business and shared management duties after graduation. The business was sold in 1968 and Howard was employed by Sizemore & Sizemore as the director of field operations. His responsibilities included feasibility studies, acquisition evaluations and appraisals throughout the southeast. This experience included a tour as a trouble shooter for an overseas logging operation in Central America. He is a past president of the Walker County Building Authority, has served on the Alabama Coal Association Task Force for Regulatory Affairs, and is an active outdoors man.