John R. Frankhouser, Accredited Land Consultant, Land Broker & Registered Forester
I grew up on a large family-owned working farm in Southeast Georgia. I worked with the cattle, hogs and row crops, but the job that shaped my career was working in the woods as the company forester. We had thousands of acres of intensively managed pine plantations and several thousand acres of hardwood drains and creek bottom with huge oaks and endless canopy. My job was to manage these pine plantations for maximum returns and do my best to preserve the hardwood bottoms.
One of our goals was to manage the wildlife by manipulating the habitat to create as much diversity as possible. I have worked with the UGA forestry professors and programs, and various wildlife biologists from Georgia and South Carolina. We developed a management plan that encompassed timber management, wildlife management for deer, turkey, quail, ducks, dove and many other game and non-game species of wildlife, planted over two hundred acres of game plots and managed some 300 miles of roads and firebreaks. While managing all of these important goals, we sold millions of dollars of wood to outside bidders. This experience enabled me to start Green Hill Land & Timber, LLC and successfully help many people.
Why mention all this? I want you to know that I have worked with large acreage properties and understand the aspects of this type of property management and how diverse it can be. I was able to do this with some very incredible people, from the guy at the bottom of the totem pole to some of the finest financial minds around. Through the years, I have been able to share this dynamic experience with many clients.
We can manage and manipulate habitat to achieve better returns for you. Our mission is to help you with timber production, wildlife management and habitat, road work, aesthetics and a combination of all these things. If you need help purchasing, managing or selling your property for the best price possible, we want to be the one to make it happen for you. We want the job and there is no one that will work harder to achieve your goals. Green Hill Land & Timber, LLC has done this for many clients and would like the opportunity to talk with you about your goals and opportunities to develop and manage your property.
John R. Frankhouser is a registered Forester (SC #1409), Accredited Land Consultant and Land Broker specializing in farms, timberland, recreational land and timber investment properties. With a degree in Finance with emphasis in Real Estate and over 30 years experience in land brokerage & sales, forestry and land & forest management, I have a thorough understanding of land and timber and the opportunities associated with them. I have worked on properties of a few acres to tens of thousands of acres in several states across the southeast. I am a member of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI), a national organization specializing in Land Sales, serving as Georgia Chapter President for 5 years, as well as serving as chairperson on several national committees. I wrote and taught “Timberland Evaluation and Analysis” for RLI in states across the country. The course goal was to share knowledge and experience with other ALC’s and realtors and to give back to the RLI organization.
With my background, training, experience and association with the national network of land brokers in Realtors Land Institute, Green Hill Land & Timber, LLC’s team will make a big difference in your land and timber investment. My goal is to gather all information available and advise my clients as truthfully and as accurately as possible, allowing you to make the best decision possible in accomplishing your goals.
Steve Pickard, Registered Forester
Steve has been a registered forester (GA #001783) for many years and brings much wisdom to our firm. Steve has a thorough understanding of all forestry services and specializes in conservation easements and is well known and respected in this community of professionals. Another of Steve’s many expertise is he takes high quality digital color aerial photos. This type current information is invaluable in stand typing property and determining land values for land brokers and foresters. The photos are also a great feature for landowners to have and enjoy. Steve is exceptional in handling all type forestry related activities. His expertise, integrity and professionalism aid Green Hill Land & Timber in providing you with excellent service.
Jack Frankhouser, Accredited Land Consultant, Land Broker & Registered Forester
After working in the pulp and paper industry for five years as a procurement forester buying approximately $100,000,000 of timber for International Paper, he joined Green Hill Land & Timber in 2019 to follow his dream and love for land. Growing up around real estate and forestry, Jack knew from a young age he wanted to have a career in land and timber, so he attended University of Georgia to earn a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate and a Master of Forest Resources in Forest Business. With his background and expertise in forestry and as an Accredited Land Consultant, licensed real estate agent and registered forester, Jack offers a strong foundation to provide excellent service as a realtor with Green Hill Land & Timber.
Upon graduating from University of Georgia, Jack moved to Pensacola, Florida to work in procurement forestry and then moved to Central Georgia to continue working as a procurement forester. He currently lives in Perry, Georgia with his wife Katie and son Jackson. Jack has thoroughly enjoyed his time in Central Georgia working in the pulp and paper industry helping provide markets for landowners to sell their timber, and he now looks forward to utilizing his expertise to serve landowners in buying and selling land and timber.
Green Hill Land & Timber specializes in large acreage land tracts, specifically timberland, recreation land, agricultural land and farms. Our foresters and realtors provide expertise and a thorough understanding of the individual components of your land. This expertise allows us to maximize the value of your property and target prospective buyers. With Jack’s background in forestry, he will be a great asset as a realtor with Green Hill Land & Timber and will allow us to further our mission of providing excellent customer service to current and future clients and customers.
When Jack is not helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals, you can find him hunting on his family land, spending time with his family and friends at the lake, and cheering on the Dawgs.