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Tony Hester


Lavonia Lumber Yard


Congratulations to our STAR Employee of the month, Tony Hester!


At Harbin Lumber Company, we take great pride in recognizing and appreciating the hard work and dedication of our employees. This month, we are thrilled to acknowledge Tony Hester, our STAR employee for July. Tony has been an invaluable member of our team for almost four years, serving as a CDL driver. His commitment to excellence and his unwavering enthusiasm for his work make him truly deserving of this recognition.

Before joining our team, Tony was a machine welder at Tenneco but decided on a change of pace and earned his CDL license from Athens Tech. Now, he takes on the daily challenge of truck inspections, load securing, and delivering to multiple job sites with a smile on his face. He loves the thrill of driving and exploring new places every day.


“Tony came on board with us right out of driving school with no experience in the industry or with driving a piggy back lift.  It was impressive to see how quickly he was able to learn the ins and outs of our delivery process.  Tony has worked hard to become one of our safest drivers on staff in Lavonia.  He is a quiet and well liked person who loves the long hauls.  We are fortunate to have him as part of our team.” – Todd Irvin, General Manager of Lavonia Lumber Yard


Tony is not just your average employee – his dedication and positive energy truly brighten up our workplace. He doesn’t just clock in and out; he genuinely cares about his work and the people around him. Tony is always there to lift spirits and get things done. His can-do attitude and commitment to excellence make him a true asset to our team. We appreciate everything he does to keep us motivated and inspired.

Tony has two beautiful children that are 10 and 4 years old. When he’s not on the road, Tony enjoys quality time with his family, working on his car, and producing music for his friends. Talk about a multi-talented star employee!

In conclusion, Tony Hester is a shining example of what it means to be a STAR employee. His passion for his work, his attention to detail, and his ability to overcome challenges make him an invaluable asset to our team. We are grateful for his unwavering commitment and congratulate him on being named our STAR employee for the month of July. Tony, thank you for your outstanding contributions, and we look forward to many more years of success together.

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