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R.P. Lumber Receives Large Business Of The Year Award

R.P. Lumber was recently named 2022 Large Business of The Year in the City of Edwardsville, Illinois.

President and CEO of R.P. Lumber Robert Plummer accepted the award, which was presented by Mayor Art Risavy, at the city’s annual economic forecast breakfast. Plummer was joined by his wife, Donna, other family members and members of R.P. Lumber’s leadership team.

R.P. Lumber employs over 700 people in communities across Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Wyoming, and employees over 100 people in Madison County, Illinois, alone. The hardware and building materials retailer also supplies dozens of local homebuilders, remodelers and handymen with the supplies they need for both commercial and residential building projects.

“It’s always nice to be recognized for our contributions to the communities we serve,” Plummer says. “We are honored to accept this award on behalf of our great team members, customers, vendors and other partners. R.P. Lumber looks forward to continuing to contribute to the economic growth of Edwardsville and all the communities we proudly serve for many years to come.”

“We truly are fortunate that R.P. Lumber calls Edwardsville home,” Risavy says. “Not only do they sustain hundreds of local jobs, but they also supply the building materials for many commercial and residential property developments in our area, which in turn employ dozens more local construction contractors as well. R.P. Lumber has been a valued contributor to our region for over 46 years and remains a key player in the economic growth of our community.”

In addition to contributions to the local economy, R.P. Lumber and the Plummer family have been major supporters of multiple local charitable organizations and initiatives, including the recently-opened R.P. Lumber Center ice rink and the 83-acre Plummer Family Sports Park. These two facilities alone have been utilized by thousands of local families, sports, teams and school groups. The company celebrated 45 years in business in 2022.

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