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R.P. Lumber Acquiring Mount Carroll Home Center

R.P. Lumber Co. Inc. plans to acquire the Mount Carroll Home Center, an independently owned retailer of hardware, lumber and building materials in Mount Carroll, Illinois. 

“We’ve been friendly competitors and industry peers with R.P. Lumber for as long as we can remember,” says Fred Paschke, owner of Mount Carroll Home Center. “When we finally got the chance to meet them in person, we were immediately reassured we’d found the trusted successor we’d been seeking. I used to think my staff were the ‘last of the good guys and gals,’ but over the course of this transaction, I’ve realized they’re about to join 1,000 R.P. Lumber employees who share their same dedication for quality products and customer service.”

This acquisition is the fourth of the year for R.P. Lumber, bringing the total count to 84 locations in six states. 

“This lumberyard has been serving professional builders and DIY homeowners across Carroll County and the surrounding area since 1984,” says Robert L. Plummer, president and CEO of R.P. Lumber. “We intend to honor their legacy by expanding the store’s product selection, service territory and employee product training.”

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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