Central Network Retail Group, a chain of 36 home improvement centers, has opened a new NFL Home Center store in Gautier, Miss., on the site of the former Coast Building Supply.
The store has a 10,000-sq.-ft. sales floor with an assortment of hardware, paint, electrical, plumbing, tools, lawn and garden, and home organization items. Additionally, the store has a full-service lumber and building materials yard.
CNRG acquired the NFL Building Center in Daphne, Ala., on Jan. 1, 2012, and reopened the NFL Home Center store in Gulf Shores, Ala. on March 1, 2012. The Gautier store is 57 miles west of the Daphne store.
“The new store in Gautier is part of our plan to expand the NFL brand along the Gulf Coast,” said Jimmy Smith, chairman of CNRG. “We were presented with a good opportunity to reopen a store that had recently closed. It fit within our strategic plans for NFL perfectly.”
Boyden Moore, president of CNRG, added, “We are working on growth plans for each of the brands we currently operate as well as assessing opportunities to acquire other brands in new markets. We are excited about this step forward in our growth and look forward to more to come.”
CNRG currently operates home center and hardware stores in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas and North Carolina under the Home Hardware Center, Morrison Terrebonne Lumber Center, NFL Home Center, Elliott’s Hardware and Town & Country Hardware brands. CNRG was formed on May 1, 2011, by Jimmy Smith, president of Home Hardware, and Boyden Moore, president of Tyndale Advisors. The company said it is building a multi-format, multi-brand operating company through strategic partnerships and acquisitions.