City Lumber Co
About City Lumber Company
City Lumber Company has been serving Dyer, Gibson County, and the surrounding region for more than 100 years. Store owners Jason and Andrea McDaniel attribute the stores’ success to their ability to change with the times. Good help and excellent customer service are also important. We have great team meetings to provide great service. Customers know what they want and we work hard to provide them with the products and services they want. People want quality and service first and price second. As the industry changes daily, we continue to educate ourselves with hands-on experience and attending training seminars regularly.
Reed Wright bought the business on February 2, 1959. Reed was a salesman for Orgill Brothers; now known as Orgill Inc., who has supplied the store with hardware for over 60 years. A lumber business has been in the location for over 100 years. We have actually found journals dating back to 1904. The business began as a planning yard, and the railroad would buy lumber for the steam engines. The planers started keeping the better wood and selling it for building.
Over the years, Reed and Cathy had two different partners but eventually bought them out. They owned the business until their son Scott and wife Patti Wright bought it from them in 1999.
In 2012, Jason was hired as a store manager. At the time he was also running his own insulation business, JCI, which he started when he was 19. “This was a trial run per se to make sure this is what we wanted to do”, said Jason. Then in 2016, as Scott was preparing to retire, Jason and Andrea McDaniel started the purchase of City Lumber Company from the Wrights. At this time the office manager was getting ready to retire as well, which brought Andrea into the business in 2017. The McDaniels took complete ownership of the company in January 2019.
Staying competitive in this business, City Lumber often conducts assessments to determine what the business needs to be doing to grow and improve. These assessments provide information about where to invest time and money and how to get things done.
Here at City Lumber, our team has over 80 years of combined experience. Our employees make us who we are. We are and continue to be competitive with the other markets. For service and efficiency, customers can’t afford to go elsewhere. You come here and get what you need. It is a changing market. We change with our customer’s needs. We aren’t doing today what we were doing two years ago.
“If we don’t have it, we can order it”. Basically, if we don’t have it and can find it, and you need it, we can order it for you or tell you where to find it.
Only the Best
Everything You Need
At City Lumber Company we have everything you need… from the do-it-yourself to the professional; interior & exterior paint, stain, and a large selection of paint to brushes, caulking, ladders, lumber, and hardware.
Carry Hard-To-Find Items
We carry hard-to-find hardware items, as well as a full line of hand tools and power tools…brand names like Milwaukee, Skill, and DeWalt.
"Old-Fashioned" Hardware Store
City Lumber is still your “old fashioned” hardware store too because you get to see the same face every time you walk in the door. If you’re looking for that hard-to-find item, we probably have it. The last report we ran shows over 50,000 different SKUs in our store.
Combined Years Experienced
It's where I buy case knifes. In the past have also bought lumbar and paint. They are always helpful.
Fast friendly service. Had everything I needed plus more. Would highly recommend.
Go there quite often. Everyone is always polite and helpful. They have a little bit of everything. Highly recommend them.
This place is awesome. They don't treat you like a customer they treat you like family. Very professional and friendly business-oriented. On top of that their product always delivers.