An iconic Houston, Mo. business has changed hands. Ross Lumber, owned and operated by the Ross family for more than 80 years has been sold to Jimmy and Alicia Swindell, the Houston Herald reports.
The new owner is familiar with the business. Jimmy Swindell has run his own construction company for 20 years and will phase out of that work while he moves into the retail side of the industry. Swindell told the Herald that customers can expect an expanded inventory offering in the near future.
“We’re going to try to keep adding—putting more shelves in and stocking more stuff,” he told the paper. “It will be twice as big as it is now.”
One thing that won’t change, however, is the name of the business. Recognizing the store’s place in the town’s history, the Swindells have decided to keep the Ross Lumber name. The business was founded by Kaga Ross in 1932.