Quality Since 1843

In 1843, Lewis Thompson opened a small business in Philadelphia to import Mahogany lumber from Brazil and Mexico.  Today Thompson Mahogany Company is one of the nation’s preeminent suppliers of quality luxury hardwoods from Central and South America, Africa and Australia.  Thompson Mahogany Company one of the nation’s largest direct importers of luxury hardwood lumber and decking used in US-manufactured fine furniture and case goods, musical instruments, doors and windows, decks in new and existing homes, as well as decks and boardwalks for industrial and municipal projects.

Thompson Mahogany Company ships into the ports of Philadelphia and Camden, then sells to wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers throughout the United States and Canada.


An alley in the Philadelphia yard of Lewis Thompson & Co., circa 1908, on both sides of which Laguna Mahogany 2-4 inches thick is stored.


Thompson Mahogany has three major product lines:  hardwood lumber, hardwood decking and custom millwork.

Hardwood Lumber

Thompson Mahogany imports and stocks over 25 species of exotic hardwood lumber from around the world.  We keep a large volume on hand and ready to ship.

Hardwood Decking

Thompson Mahogany imports and stocks large volumes of Ipe decking (Brazilian Walnut), Massaranduba decking (Brazilian Redwood) and Garapa decking (Brazilian Ash).  Our stock includes deck facing as well as accessories including hand railing, sub-rails, balusters, pickets, structural and trim board sizes.  Thompson Mahogany also offers a “One Deck at a Time™” program so customers can minimize stock loads and carry costs.


Thompson Mahogany frequently produces custom millwork for custom flooring and decking parts.

Until 1989, Thompson Mahogany Company’s business was primarily focused on imported lumber.  In the early 1990’s, Thompson Mahogany expanded into the rapidly growing outdoor decking market and was one of the first companies to import Ipe decking.  Today, lumber constitutes about half of the business, while decking and millwork constitute the other half.

Thompson Mahogany prides itself on the high quality standards we set for ourselves and the long-term relationships we have with both our customers and suppliers.  We have always worked to provide the finest quality and best service to our customers.

Thompson Mahogany has a great team of long-time employees who offer decades of experience in the industry.


Thompson Mahogany Company has two locations in the Philadelphia area – our main yard in northeast Philadelphia, PA, which houses lumber, and the other 30 minutes away in Fairless Hills, PA, which houses decking. Both facilities house our custom millwork equipment.  Thompson Mahogany also operates a warehouse in California to supply customers on the west coast.

Our main headquarters in Philadelphia is situated on seven acres near I-95 and the ports of Philadelphia and Camden, NJ.  The facilities house six Irvington-Moore dry kilns with a total capacity of 200 MBF, with warehouse storage  and yard space for up to 7.5 million board feet of lumber.

In addition to these facilities, Thompson Mahogany’s parent company, East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc., has facilities in South Carolina and Washington state, offering our customers many options when it comes to hardwood lumber, decking and delivery.