Edwardsville-based R.P. Lumber Co. Inc. has opened a new location in Mount 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 in 1977, 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 Mount Vernon, and we’re excited to engage with the local communities and earn the respect of our customers,” said Robert Plummer, president and 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.”