The legacy began in the late 1880s when Samuel Shannon charted a new course and founded the original Shannon Lumber and Stave Company based on an honest respect for the land and fellow man. Today, the Shannon Lumber Group stands firmly on those same principles. Five generations of the Shannon family have continued the spirit of innovation, and have become one of the most trusted American hardwood suppliers in the world today. The Shannon Group is the parent company to four leading hardwood companies: J. T. Shannon Lumber Company, Superior Hardwoods, Shannon Lumber International and Shamrock Plank Flooring. These subidiaries represent the best that the hardwoods industry has to offer: from logs and rough and surfaced lumber, to the finished plank flooring found in the finest homes.