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10 TO WATCH: Youngblood Builder Supply

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Youngblood Builders Supply

You could say it’s new, but Youngblood Builders Supply is actually bringing an old lumber yard and hardware store into the 21st century. Rick and Don Youngblood bought Hyman Builders Supply at 40 West McLemore Ave. last year and gave it a complete makeover, with more to come.

“We put on a new roof, remodeled the store and increased the product line by 5,000 items,” said General Manager Dan Fuller. “Next year, we’ll build our lumber yard back up.”

Since the recession hit home building and remodeling hard, the store had settled in to being a regular hardware store. “We needed to get back to the professionals,” Fuller said, ”so now we have more power tools and safety/industrial items. Our new paint department mixes and matches paint and is geared to industrial and property management customers.”

Youngblood expanded its lines of cabinets and offers more flooring options. The 10,000 square-foot store, which had its grand re-opening in September, is near downtown and provides convenience along with new employees added to the current staff who have experience and an existing relationship with customers. And while professionals will find what they need, it still welcomes walk-ins for basic hardware needs. 

Story by: Jon W. Sparks
Photo by: Troy Glasgow

Posted: 3/6/2017 3:15:51 PM | with 0 comments
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