Long-term, sustained growth through grounded principles.

We are an investment firm that assists our partners in seeking financial stability and growth over a long term investment horizon.

We work with business owners who want to achieve sustained long-term financial stability or an exit strategy. Our proven experience in investing across multiple asset classes has led us to identify key operating partners who can strengthen and guide our investments for generations to come. Whether you are seeking liquidity while maintaining long term goals, looking to reduce your company’s exposure, or simply looking for a way to take your business to the next level, our knowledge can help you clarify and realize your long term goals.

Our main office is located in Birmingham, AL. With many years of combined experience running multinational corporations and an unparalleled commitment to upholding ethical standards, we look forward to investing in people with a proven track record of financial success.

The Timberline Team

Mike Goodrich

Mike Goodrich served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BE&K, a worldwide engineering and construction operation, before retiring from that position in 2008 and founding Timberline Holdings Company in 2009.

  • Received a Civil Engineering degree from Tulane University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama
  • Director of Energen Corporation, First Commercial Bank, Synovus Financial Corporation, and AGI/Shorewood
  • Inducted into the National Academy of Construction in 2002, the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2004, the Alabama Business Hall of Fame in 2012, and the Alabama Legion of Honor in 2014

Joe McCarty

Formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Robins & Morton Group, a large general contractor in Birmingham, Joe McCarty came to Timberline in 2010. His ties to Mike and Braxton Goodrich date back to 1990, when McCarty was hired by BE&K to the first of many financial and operational roles.

  • Received an Accounting degree from UAB
  • Director of America’s First Federal Credit Union, Alabama State Port Authority, and Nth Degree Technologies Worldwide, Inc.

Braxton Goodrich

After beginning his career with Charter Business Network, Braxton Goodrich joined BE&K and served in the treasury and finance division. He now uses his experience and business expertise—including an MBA from George Washington University—to serve as a director of Timberline.

  • Received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and an MBA degree from George Washington University
  • Serves on the board of Sprout Pharmaceutical

Charles Goodrich

Charles Goodrich is an experienced technology transfer veteran and venture capital investor and specializes in venture capital investment, particularly in the health care industry. In this role Charles evaluates investment opportunities, establishes an investment policy, and conducts due diligence into potential investments.

Prior to his work at Timberline Investment, Charles worked for five years at the UAB Research Foundation, where he gained experience in evaluation of technologies, licensing, attracting financing, and assisting in the start-up of primarily medical or biotechnology companies. While serving in this capacity, Charles also also gained experience in assisting new companies as well as negotiating and drafting licenses with large, well-established companies.

  • Received a J.D. from the University of Alabama and a B.A. in History from Rollins College
  • Serves as a director on many corporate and civic boards

Rich McRoberts

Rich McRoberts served as an actuary in pricing and risk management functions before joining Timberline. He previously interned at a regional private equity firm.

  • Received a J.D. and B.S. in Finance from the University of Alabama

Our Focus

At Timberline, we hold no exit strategy—we analyze the market based on long-term expectations rather than temporary trends.

Our model investment includes management buyouts, succession planning, corporate spinoffs and buy-and-build operations. We will only consider companies that have proven management teams and a sound business approach.

Unlike traditional investment firms, Timberline does not have a fixed investment mandate. We have a high degree of flexibility regarding investment structure and time horizon. Timberline invests in both debt and equity and has the ability to hold investments indefinitely.

We offer a compelling proposition to lower middle market entrepreneurs and family owned/operated businesses seeking capital, including:

  • • Patient, long-term capital aligned with your company’s long-term objectives
  • • Structurally flexible capital solutions to address your company’s specific needs
  • • Access to a vast network of family office contacts to drive growth opportunities and operational excellence

Contact Us

We can be contacted via phone or email:

205.259.2060