Jacksonville-based land management group mergesJacksonville-based land management group mergeshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=56312013-11-26T15:28:00Z2013-11-25T00:00:00Z

JACKSONVILLE, CHEROKEE COUNTY - James Houser Consulting Foresters LLC (JHCF), a Jacksonville-based forest management company, announced a merger with Farmers National Company (FNC). The merger between the two land management companies brings East Texan landowners more options.

JHCF has been in business since 1981 and manages more than 200,000 acres of timberland in the East Texas area with tracts ranging from ten to 8,000 acres, said James Houser, former President of JHCF and current vice president of FNC’s forest management division.

“(We went through) eight months of negotiation, making sure their business model matched ours, making sure all of our people would come over to our company and that nothing would change for our clients — no increase in fees, but a just a wider range of services for our customers,” Houser said.

Those services include mineral management, when the company can negotiate a fair price between oil and gas companies and landowners for their resources. The company also can draw up contracts.

Other new services include a real estate division to help sell property on a national scale, a national hunting lease network and property insurance.

Houser said FNC provided an array of services, but did not work with timber until the merger. The Jacksonville firm brings more than 30 years of forestry experience to the table for FNC.

Read more at the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

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