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R.P. Lumber Co. has acquired 39-year-old Wright Building Center, Sparta, Il., expanding the chain to 82 locations, including 56 in Illinois.
“Since 1964, my family has been in the hardware, lumber, and construction business,“ said owner Jami Lee Wright. “We’ve had a great run. We’re thankful for our awesome team and the strong customer base that has kept us going since 1984. R.P. Lumber runs an impressive operation. We’re excited to watch them grow and thankful to be moving on to our next chapter.”
In addition to offering high-quality lumber, shingles, siding, drywall and other building materials, R.P. Lumber will also feature a robust selection of hardware merchandise ranging from power tools and paint to plumbing and electrical supplies.
“This new location not only allows us to bridge the gap between several of our existing locations, but it helps us better serve some of our great Southwestern Illinois customers,” said R.P. president and CEO Robert Plummer.
The teams at Wright Building Center and R.P. Lumber began working together on Aug. 7 in preparation for the transaction closing on Sept. 5. The Sparta store will begin operating as R.P. Lumber shortly after Labor Day.