About Mesquite Furniture Builders Terry and Susan Lankford

Terry Lankford was born in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University (1975) and has a degree in Industrial Technology. He moved to Lueders, Texas at the age of one. His father owned and operated a Limestone fabricating business and his mother was a nurse.

His background is in woodworking along with 10 years experience in the Limestone quarry and fabricating business. His greatest “woodworking” accomplishment is the building of the Marty Leonard Chapel at the Lena Pope Children’s home in Ft. Worth, Texas. He started working full time with Mesquite wood in 2001.

Terry’s wife, Susan, was born and raised in Abilene, Texas. She is a retired Educational Diagnostician with a master’s degree in Education and currently works with Terry, managing the Gallery and keeping the website current.

They are the parents of two grown children. Kelly is CEO of the Concho Valley Electric Cooperative in San Angelo, Texas. Kina is a former Art teacher at Wylie Junior High in Abilene and an Artist. Justin, Kina’s husband, is a Firefighter with the Abilene Fire Department and is also a Taxidermist. Two granchildren have been added to the family, Ryder and Griffin.

Of course, we have to mention the canine part of the family. Max and Millie are German Shepherd’s that live at the shop. Max has now taken over the barking rights and does not let Millie bark at anything! Trigger is a German Shepherd that lives at the house along with Loretta Lynn (a mutt that is retired from guarding the Mesquite business) and Jack, a Dachshund.

We are members of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, Abilene Better Business Bureau, and the Texas Mesquite Association.

We hope you enjoy looking at our Mesquite Furniture as much as we do making it. Business has remained steady and we feel blessed!

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