L.W. Buddy Ledwell and his father, Lloy Ward Ledwell, established Ledwell & Son Lumber in Texarkana, Texas in 1946. Building pickup racks and livestock trailers was a sideline for the company at first, but soon became the focus of the operation.
Buddy incorporated Ledwell & Son and built his first truck shop at the corner of Robinson Road and Waco Street in Texarkana. Today, Ledwell & Son includes fourth generation family members and has expanded operations onto an 82-acre manufacturing site with nearly 500 talented employees.