Clarke Veneers and Plywood - Legacy Since 1947
Joe Clarke (left) and Holden Clarke
Founding and second-generation owners of Clarke Veneers
In 1947, Joe M. Clarke founded Clarke Veneers and Plywood with the purpose of supplying veneers to a rapidly growing furniture industry in the economic boom that followed World War II. In 1954, Joe’s son, Holden M. Clarke, joined the company. By the end of the decade the company had begun to focus on two important industries: cut-to-size veneers for the furniture industry and stock panel veneers for the hardwood plywood industry.
Today, under the leadership of Stuart Clarke, the company is a third-generation family business. Clarke Veneers and Plywood continues to serve the furniture and stock panel industries—and many others—with veneer, plywood, panels, and other forest products, all responsibly sourced from mills in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Clarke Veneers and Plywood works closely with our domestic and overseas suppliers and customers. The staff travels extensively, which enables Clarke to maintain strong personal relationships and high quality products. Our hallmarks are conscientious sourcing, industry-leading trade compliance, consistently high quality, and an exceptional level of knowledge and customer service.