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Marcus Lumber has grand opening Saturday

Monday, April 10, 2006

A customer enters Marcus Lumber's new showroom and design center.
(Photo by Dan Whitney)
An 86-year-old business will have a "Grand Opening" on Saturday. Marcus Lumber, was started in 1920 by Roger T. Leavitt, and has been operated by the Leavitt family ever since. Roger's sons, Roger E. and John, succeeded their father, and then passed the business on to their sons Tom (Roger E.'s son), Jim , and Bob (John's sons). Roger E. and John also still help out their sons on a part-time basis.

In January 2004, Marcus Lumber suffered a terrible fire, in which two buildings, their contents, and five delivery vehicles were destroyed. The Leavitt "boys" had been planning an expansion, but it was delayed by the fire and its aftermath.

A new building, with 18,000 square feet (including a 5000 square foot showroom for product display) was built across the street from the office, and the business moved into the new building on Dec. 10, 2005.

This Saturday, April 8, there will be a Grand (Re) Opening in Marcus from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m.

Everyone is cordially invited to attend the festivities and enjoy the free coffee, sandwiches, and cookies while you browse through the new spacious facility. There will be several door prizes given out, including a grand prize of a $250 gift card. Another highlight is the many in-store specials that will be running.

The regular business hours for Marcus Lumber are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Marcus Lumber has 25 employees, and does a "pretty good business within a 45-mile radius of Marcus, " according to Tom Leavitt.

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