Tim McMahon

Chief Operating Officer



Tim comes from a long line of lumber people and calls his own career path “inevitable.” While in college, he spent his summers building pallets and crates and designing roof trusses. He earned his degree from UMD in 1990. Tim continued working in lumber, gaining experience in both production and sales on the wholesale side. He started with Forest Specialties in 2007. In 2010, he joined with Randy Bebeau and Bob Paulson to purchase the company. Tim’s approach to business has always been, “Take care of the customer and they will take care of you.” This approach has become part of the corporate culture at Forest Specialties. He has been instrumental in creating a team well-positioned for future growth. Tim and his wife Linda have two daughters, Allie and Maggie. They enjoy the sport of curling and going to their cabin in northern Wisconsin.

Bob Paulson

President of Sales



Bob has been in the building material business for over 20 years. Over his career he has managed and sold over 300 accounts in 6 states. He has been involved in every type of project from re-roofing Air Force bases to re-siding garages. He has built strong sales relationships by consistently providing quality products and great service. Bob resides in Eden Prairie, MN with his wife Laura and enjoys golf and hunting.