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 :
Lester Building Supply in
The Jim Carpenter Company in
Taylor Brothers in Lynchburg, VA.
Forestlands, over 18,000 acres of
Lester Properties & Lester
Development, managers and developers
of commercial, retail, residential,
and subdivision properties.
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