Rawlings Consulting Forestry, PLLC: Serving forest landowners in North Carolina since 1983
The company truck on a farm in southern Johnston County
The company truck parked on a client's farm in southern Johnston County.


“We cannot adequately express our gratitude for the rescue of hope, right-on-the-money guidance and the seamless execution of our project as provided by Mr. Brad Rawlings. After several attempts to have a consultant view our property, we were told by each that the amount of acreage, 6-10 acres, wasn’t enough for them to bother and the best thing we could do was to push over and burn the trees instead of trying to harvest and sell them. Fortunately, another attempt at reaching a consultant, we found Mr. Rawlings. Within a week he had cruised our property, did some background work, and was able to assure us that our trees were not only valuable, but could possibly bring enough revenue to nearly reimburse us the purchase price of the property; in addition he felt it worth his time and energy to act as our liaison in the matter.

“We found Mr. Rawlings to be very thorough in his processes and kept us informed at each step. In addition, we found him to be professional, informative, genuine and quite pleasant to work with, not to mention well-versed in ‘all things trees and land use’. His assessment of our property’s worth was right on the money! Literally! We have heralded his praises to all who would hear, as well as referred him to others in situations as ours. Without hesitation, we recommend Mr. Rawlings’ services for your projects, great or small.”

Richard and Tammy Clark
Fayetteville, NC

“We wish to highly recommend the services of Brad Rawlings. Our family recently used the services of Brad in the sale of some trees. We received a price for these trees that we had no idea was available. The sale was handled very smoothly and honestly. If we need the services of a forester in the future, we will certainly call Brad Rawlings.”

The J. W. Markham, Jr. Family
Greensboro, NC

“Brad Rawlings has been my forester for about 20 years. He has assisted me in selling timber on a 57 acre tract in Upper Little River Township, replanting it about 18 years ago, and in thinning it about two years ago. On a 100 acre tract in Barbecue Township he handled a timber sale about twelve years ago and the reseeding. After selling the tobacco allotment on the 100 acre tract about two years ago, I sought and will [take] Brad's advice with regard to seeding the remaining 18 acres of cleared land. I have been very pleased with both the financial terms of the timber contracts that he handled and with the recommended environmental provisions for the timber deeds. His consulting services are outstanding.”

Ed McCormick
Lillington, NC

“Brad recently conducted a timber sale for me and I was very pleased with the effort that he put into the job. His estimate on what the timber would bring was right on the money and all the business was conducted in a professional manner.”

Johnston County, NC

“I have known and worked with Brad Rawlings since the 1980's and have found him to be highly competent in his field, thorough, and willing to work with lay people like me to achieve optimum results in forestry matters from sales to replanting to management issues.

“Brad has always listened to what I have told him I wanted to accomplish and then offered me multiple options to achieve my goals. In addition, he has consistently pointed out aspects of each transaction that I should consider but had not thought about or did not know existed. The advantage of working with someone of his ability and competency has been reflected time and time again in the prices he has been able to get on my behalf and the forestry programs he has accessed. Routinely, I have felt that his work was thoroughly prepared after materials were meticulously researched and analyzed. His detailed periodic reports to me were invaluable in understanding the process and learning about forestry.

“Also, Brad made himself available to explain forestry options and to answer any questions I had. He was as close as a cell phone call, an 800 number call or an e-mail away. His prompt responses were yet another indication of his interest and concern for efficiency and thoroughness. As a result of his success in handling matters, I plan to continue to work with him because I believe he has been highly effective in the handling of forestry matters related to me.”

Buntie Russ
Cumberland County, NC

“I found Brad to be very friendly and a diligent worker. But, most important he is very knowable about his work and his experience definitely shows. I was very pleased with the sell of timber he did for me.”

Ivey Pittman
Selma, NC