About Us

Ohio Timber Buyer

Advanced Hardwoods is a full service logging company.  We maximize your timberland income potential by eliminating the middle man.  We buy standing timber in Ohio, tracts of land, and logs.

Our specialties include selective harvesting, forest management, log purchasing, land clearing, large and small acreage jobs.

Why Choose Advanced Hardwoods

  • Free timber evaluation and price proposal
  • Payment in advance of harvest
  • Experienced logging crews
  • Minimized harvesting impact to property and environment
  • Timber Stand Improvement **
  • Fully Insured
About Advanced Hardwoods. Timber is our specialty.

** Timber stand improvement is removing low value, poor quality, defective or diseased trees and harvestable trees from your land. This allows the remaining timber in your woods to mature and produce.  By removing some of the trees your more valuable timber will grow and mature.

Advanced Hardwoods ability to communicate with our clients about their overall goals for their property and to help them bring their ideas to reality is the foundation our company was built upon.

Our native hardwood forests are an renewable natural resource that, if managed properly, can yield substantial harvests repeatedly in a lifetime.  Wise management of this natural resource is essential to the continued health of our forests and ecosystems.

We are a one stop operation.

Advanced Hardwoods was founded in 2001 by JJ Snyder as way for landowners to get the best value for their timber and to promote sustainable practices for managing your natural resources. Advanced Hardwoods is a start to finish operation from buying standing timber to our sawmill creating finish grade lumber.  By working with us to sell your timber you eliminate the middle man or broker, which enables you to secure a higher price for your timber.

Our professional staff will work with landowners to customize a timber harvesting plan that will improve the overall health of the timber stand.  Standing timber is one of the greatest renewable resources in Ohio.  When logged correctly it offers several benefits to the property in addition to financial compensation to the landowner.


Our mission is to work with landowners to fulfill their individual needs and goals for management of their Ohio timber for future harvests. We work to create a long-term relationship with landowners based on trust, honesty and integrity - the platforms that Advanced Hardwoods was built upon. We are firmly committed to the wise use of our natural resources.  In a rapidly growing and changing industry Advanced Hardwoods has diversified to provide professional services to numerous landowners.


Our experienced timber buyers will come to your property and appraise your timber.  We will grade your timber and advise you what we feel is the wisest management of your timber.  We will help you manage your timber that will provide a healthy environment for young tree growth and future harvests.

Advanced Hardwoods’ high level of expertise allows us to improve and preserve the forest area by implementing selective cutting practices, which promotes the overall health of the land for future harvests. 

We are committed to providing a good work environment for our harvest teams by training our people with efficient and responsible harvest methods.

Advanced Hardwoods is a full service logging/timber company that purchases standing timber from landowners, harvests the trees, and transports them to our sawmill for production of lumber.

Video of Our Process

Owner Information and Years of Experience

JJ Snyder
Owner, timber buyer, and logging operations manager
Started Advanced Hardwoods, LLC in 2001
JJ has 25 + years experience in the forestry industry

David Miller
Owner and sawmill operations manager
Joined Advanced Hardwoods, LLC in 2008
Dave has 30+ years experience in the forestry industry