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 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 UGA forestry professors, programs, and 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 did this with some 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 an emphasis in Real Estate and over 30 years of experience in land brokerage & sales, forestry, and land & forest management, I thoroughly understand land and timber and their associated opportunities. 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 and 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 ALCs 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 accurately as possible, allowing them to make the best decision to accomplish their goals.
Steve Pickard, Registered Forester
Steve has been a registered forester (GA #001783) for many years, bringing 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 areas of expertise is he takes high-quality digital color aerial photos. This type of 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 types of 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
Jack R Frankhouser, ALC, is an Accredited Land Consultant, Registered Forester (GA #0022990), and associate broker providing land brokerage and forest management services at Green Hill Land and Timber. Jack attended the University of Georgia, earning a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate and a Master’s of Forest Resources with an emphasis in Forest Finance. He is also an Accredited Land Consultant through the Realtor’s Land Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.
Before joining Green Hill Land and Timber, Jack worked as a wood procurement forester with International Paper, where he was responsible for purchasing and delivering wood fiber to the Pensacola FL, and Oglethorpe GA pulp mills.
His background in forest finance, technical proficiency, and accreditations allow him to provide excellent service and sound land sale and timber management recommendations. Land investment has always been a passion for Jack, and he enjoys helping landowners maximize their Land’s value, whether through the sale of their property or proper timber management to maximize its utility.
Jack’s specialization in land and timber as an asset generates tremendous value for landowners looking to sell their properties, as he can provide thorough and detailed data, personalized marketing packages, and huge exposure. His passion, knowledge, and dedication to constant learning allow him to provide excellent service and excellent results for our landowners.