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Maximus Building Supply has acquired the assets of Brighton Lumber Co., Brighton, Tn., from Oneal Tankersley, owner and manager for the past 17 years.
Richard Cooper, president of Maximus Building Supply, said, “I knew we wanted to expand the company, and Brighton Lumber Co. was the perfect opportunity. Brighton is less than 35 miles north of Memphis and less than 30 miles from Stanton, Tn., where the new Ford Blue Oval City mega-campus is being built—we feel this is an ideal location and we see exceptional growth potential in this market.”
The lumberyard at Brighton was closed for two weeks to reorganize the warehouse and bring in more inventory. At the same time, the showroom remained open with substantial discounts on most hardware, electrical, plumbing and sporting good items. The business fully reopened on Aug. 1st as Maximus Building Supply.
A 40-year industry veteran, Tankersley is retiring from selling building materials, but will continue building custom homes in Brighton and Munford.
Maximus now operates four full-service lumberyards (two in Tennessee, two in Mississippi), plus a door/trim shop in Olive Branch, Ms.