Kelly and Wendy Wood purchased Bee Spring Lumber Company in October. They have made a considerable amount of changes in the store, starting with a name change to Bee Spring Lumber & Supply, where you will be treated like family with friendly service in a good clean atmosphere. Wood’s parents started the Cee Bee Grocery Store and they also built the original B & W Market across from the lumber company. Wood and his family have lived in the Bee Spring community all his life and would love to revitalize the area and let people know they have a place locally to buy all their building supplies and hardware needs.
The Woods have completely renovated the store with new shelving, opening up old closed windows, making isles for better access to the merchandise and restocking the shelves to capacity to have the largest selection of hardware in the county. They have plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, hardware of all kinds (bolts, screws, nuts, etc.), hammers, shovels, treated and untreated lumber and snow sleds for the kids. If they don’t have what you need, they will do their best to get it in for you.
Theresa Ashley an employee of Bee Spring Lumber & Supply said there was a lot of history behind the Bee Spring Lumber Co., which actually was started over 50 years ago in the curve across from Gravil Tax Service at the intersection of 259 and 238. Then in 1968 it was moved to the current location across from Jock Road by Amel Rich who actually had a little roadside Dairy Freeze inside run by his daughter, but after about a year he added on and made it into the lumber company and hardware store which was given to his son Barry Rich along with two other owners; Ray Ashley and Billy Poteet. Eventually Billy Poteet bought out the other owners and has been the owner for the past 42 years until he sold it to Kelly Wood in October 2018.
Rudy Vanmeter a past employee of 40 years at the lumber company along with Chester Brooks, Johnnie Russell and Leo Pate has put a Christmas Tree up inside the store for the past five years where monetary donations can be hung and will be used to buy fruit baskets for the elderly and delivered by Santa. Anyone wanting to donate can go by the lumber yard and place their donation on the tree inside the store.
Bee Spring Lumber & Supply on Hwy 259N in Bee Spring welcomes everyone to stop in and see their new and improved store, Monday through Friday – 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and closed Sunday. Their phone number is 270-286-4003.