Thanks, in part, to an expansion of a Jif peanut butter plant, Congleton Lumber is relocating into a new facility with a larger showroom in Lexington, Ky. John Congleton, who owns the fourth-generation lumberyard with his sister, told Home Channel News that when his next door neighbor, Jiff Peanut Butter, wanted to expand, “the offer was too good to refuse.”
Congleton Lumber’s customers, mostly remodelers plus a few high-end custom home builders, wanted the 105-year-old business to stay in downtown Lexington. So the owners found a vacant Habitat for Humanity ReStore a mile away. “The site and the building need a lot of work, but we have to be out of our location by Oct. 1,” Congleton said.
The new facility will have an expanded showroom that goes beyond stand-alone kitchen and bath displays. “We hope our showroom will display more products that are tied in together, so we can get involved in the project earlier, when the homeowners are still conceptualizing it,” Congleton said.