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R.P. Lumber Receives Large Business of The Year Award

R.P. Lumber co-founders Donna and Robert Plummer with City of Edwardsville Mayor Art Risavy (left).

R.P. Lumber was recently named as the 2022 Large Business of The Year by the city of Edwardsville, Ill.  On March 7, President and CEO Robert Plummer accepted the award as presented by Mayor Art Risavy at the city’s annual economic forecast breakfast. Plummer was joined by his wife, Donna, other family members and members of R.P. Lumber’s leadership team.

R.P. Lumber employs more than 700 people in communities across Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Wyoming, including over 100 in Madison County, Ill., alone.

“It’s always nice to be recognized for our contributions to the communities we serve,” said Plummer. “We are honored to accept this award on behalf of our great team members, customers, vendors and other partners. R.P. Lumber looks forward to continuing to contribute to the economic growth of Edwardsville and all the communities we proudly serve for many years to come,” he continued.

Mayor Risavy had this to say about R.P. Lumber’s impact on the local economy: “We truly are fortunate that R.P. Lumber calls Edwardsville ‘home.’ Not only do they sustain hundreds of local jobs, but they also supply the building materials for many commercial and residential property developments in our area, which, in turn, employ dozens more local construction contractors as well.  R.P. Lumber has been a valued contributor to our region for over 46 years and remains a key player in the economic growth of our community.”

In addition to contributions to the local economy, R.P. Lumber and the Plummer family have been major supporters of multiple local charitable organizations and initiatives, including the recently-opened R.P. Lumber Center ice rink, as well as the 83-acre Plummer Family Sports Park. These two facilities alone have been utilized by thousands of local families, sports, teams and school groups.

R.P. Lumber Co. is a family-owned, full-service retail home center and building materials supplier.  R.P. Lumber delivers its industry-leading “Best Service. Best Value.” promise by offering full-service delivery, complete hardware stores, lumber, drywall, roofing, kitchen cabinet design and much more for professional contractors and homeowners alike. 

R.P. Lumber has grown to a physical presence in more than 80 locations throughout Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, Iowa and Wisconsin.  The company also operates two truss manufacturing facilities and a robust ecommerce platform offering nearly 100,000 items for sale with the click of a button. R.P. Lumber was founded by Robert and Donna Plummer in 1977 in Staunton, Ill., and is now based in Edwardsville, Ill.

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