R.P. Lumber is celebrating its 45th anniversary this month.
The first one opened its doors on January 17, 1977 in Staunton. School teachers at the time, Robert and Donna Plummer took a big risk and everything they had in opening that store in Staunton.
Today, the company operates 81 lumberyards, two components manufacturing facilities, and a farm and ranch retail subsidiary with 22 locations.
Greenville has a R.P. Lumber.
Other local locations include Highland, Hillsboro, Vandalia, Staunton, Odin, Troy, and Litchfield.
The company provides jobs to over 2,000 families across the Midwest.