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KINGWOODFORESTRYSERVICESARKANSASBrokerSpotlightPetePrutzmanKingwoodteaminthefeldonatouroaGurdonARmill.PetePrutzmanPAGE3WhenArkansaslandbuyersworkwithKingwoodForestryServicestheygetamajorbonus.Kingwoodhasextensiveknowledgeotimbermanagementandthetimbermarketswhichcantiewellintoapurchasedecisionromaninvestmentperspective.Andproessionalorestryservicessuchaslong-termmanagementappraisalsandtimbersalesarecornerstonesorthecontinuingsuccessoKingwoodpartoPotlatchsPreerredBrokerNetwork.PetePrutzmanpresidentothecompanyhasmanagedKingwoodsArkadelphiaofcesinceitopenedin1979.HeisaRegisteredForesterandRealEstateBrokerinbothArkansasandOklahomaandisalsoaStateCertifedGeneralAppraiserandLicensedCommercialPesticideApplicator.TostaycurrentonmarketconditionsandbestpracticesintimberlandmanagementPeteisveryinvolvedintheindustry.HeservesontheBoardoDirectorsotheForestLandownersAssociationisamemberotheAssociationoConsultingForestersandisapastchairmanotheArkansasBoardoRegistrationorForesters.PrutzmanhasbeenanactivememberotheArkansasForestryAssociationandwasrecentlyappointedbyGovernorMikeBeebetotheArkansasAppraiserLicensingandCertifcationBoard.ThisMaymarkedthe30-yearanniversaryothecompanywhichhasgrownbothinsizeandinitsrangeoworkovertheyears.Earlyonweboughtpartoamulti-statebusinessthatdidorestrycontractingworkPetesays.OneoouroundersandfrstbrokerJimFosterencouragedourteamtodowhatittakestogetthenecessaryeducationcertifcationsandlicensestogrowthebusiness.Inthemid-80sKingwoodsawotheropportunitiesrelatedtoorestmanagementlikeappraisalsandlandsales.Sothecompanyexpandedbeyondherbicideapplicationtreeplantingandtheoccasionalsalesteadilygrowingitslandsalesactivity.JimFostersoresightledustotodayPetesays.Wehavesoldpropertiesormostothemajororestlandownersinourregionwithmorethan200timberlandsalestransactionsinthelastyearamongourthreeofces.Petewhoowns70acresotimberlandwithhiswieandtwogrownchildrenfrmlybelievesinthelong-termbeneftsotimberland.ThenumberonemotivationorKingwoodbuyersisorestryinvestmenthesaysollowedcloselybyrecreation.Butitsagoodideaorrecreationalbuyerstoalsounderstandtheeconomicsoaninvestmentintimberland.ToconnectwithPetePrutzmanandtheKingwoodForestryServicesteamandtolearnmoreaboutitsPotlatchlandlistingsinArkansascall1-800-308-3831orvisitwww.KingwoodForestry.com.WhileitsgreattohavealittleescapetoaquietplacewithfamilyPrutzmansaysweloveknowingthatwhilethatshappeningbothofourtractsoflandhavetimbergrowingthatcouldpayforacollegeeducationorweddingorcouldsupportourretirement.Thatinvestmentaspectisstrongforusasafamily.PetePrutzmanarletwithArkadelphiaofcestaJ.D.ThomasMelissaKimseyDarleneHutsonLtoR