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Family-Owned Hardware and Building Materials Retailer Looks to Serve Lawrence County
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. has opened a new location in Mt. Vernon, MO. This is the family-owned hardware and building materials retailer’s 83rd location and its 17th in Missouri.
R.P. Lumber opened its first location in Staunton, IL in 1977, and now – based in Edwardsville, IL – the company has continued to grow throughout the states of Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The new facility is just two miles from the busy I-44 corridor at 211 South Spring Park Boulevard.
“We’ve always done well in Midwestern towns like Mt. Vernon, and we’re excited to engage with the local communities and earn the respect of our customers,” said Robert Plummer, President & CEO of R.P. Lumber. “We know we’ll have some strong competition, but we see this location as a great opportunity to fill a void and better serve the entire southwestern Missouri region,” he continued.
In addition to offering high-quality lumber, shingles, siding, drywall and other building materials at competitive prices, R.P. Lumber will also feature a robust selection of hardware merchandise ranging from power tools and paint to plumbing and electrical supplies. Their experienced design team will specialize in designing everything from decks and patios to cabinets and countertops for kitchens and bathrooms. And from measurement to installation, they can even help with doors and windows of every type. DIY homeowners will appreciate the expert advice and friendly service, and professional contractors – large and small – can rely on a full-service experience including online ordering and job site delivery.
“It’s important to us that we deliver our ‘Best Service. Best Value.’ promise to each customer we serve, so we’ve been working hard to add several experienced professionals to every aspect of our operation,” said Plummer. “We take great pride in contributing to local tax revenues and generating job opportunities for hardworking Americans, and this Mt. Vernon location is no exception. We are grateful to have hired top-notch new team members from the local area, and we are excited to have them join the R.P. family,” Plummer continued.