Corning Area Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight – Black’s Retail Lumber Yard, Inc.
President: James D. Black, President/Owner; Robin Black, Owner; Josh Spears, Manager
Phone Number: 870-857-6876
Facebook: Black’s Building Center
Number of Years in Business: Opened in 1923, incorporated in 1961
What does your business provide to customers?
Lumber, windows, carpet, plumbing, electrical, home improvement items
What are some features that make your business unique?
- Personal one-on-one service to discuss and choose the customer’s needs
- Free delivery service on building materials
- A one-stop store that provides the necessary items to replace or repair almost anything in your home
Give a brief history of your business:
The business opened in 1923 in the lumber barn on the corner of Vine and 1st STreets. George Jimmerson ran the retail store from 1933 – 1978 as a partner with Charles R. Black, Jr. James and Robin Black bought our Mr. Jimerson in 1979 and moved to the present location in 1980 and because an HWI affiliated store at that time and later became the sole owners.
What do you see for the future of your business?
A strong consistent customer base that will be loyal as long as we earn their business through service, competitiveness, and product knowledge.