The Lester Group

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Over the course of its first 100 years, the company has grown into a multi-faceted operation with the strength to survive two major fires and numerous economic highs and lows. Today, The Lester Group, Inc. consists of :

  • Three Home Centers:

    • Lester Building Supply in Martinsville, VA.

    • The Jim Carpenter Company in Fredericksburg, VA.

    • Taylor Brothers in Lynchburg, VA.

  • Lester Forestlands, over 18,000 acres of forestlands.

  • Lester Properties & Lester Development, managers and developers of commercial, retail, residential, and subdivision properties.

Along with these companies, a "sister" company, Lester Development Corporation, was started in 1974. Lester Development Corporation consists of six shopping centers, numerous free-standing restaurants and commercial/industrial buildings, and is the parent company of SpeedWay Center, Inc., which currently has seven convenience store/car wash operations.


The Lester Group - 101 E. Commonwealth Blvd - P.O. Drawer 4991 - Martinsville, VA 24115
Phone: (276) 632-2195 | Fax: (276) 632-2117 | Email:
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The Lester Group

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