As the sun shone down, a crowd gathered at Cyr Lumber & Home Center in Warner for the grand opening celebration. Founder of the company, Ron Cyr, cut the ribbon as members of his family and others looked on. The Cyr family purchased the former Hamilton Building Supply Company on Route 103 last summer, and have been remodeling, updating and stocking the shelves ever since.
"With over 20,000 hardware items, we now have about ten times the inventory that was here previously, and we'll expand our inventory as we learn people's needs," said Kevin Cyr, president of the company. "Although we're an independent lumber and home center, through our affiliation with Ace Hardware, our purchasing power enables us to compete with the big box stores."
Ron and his wife, Rachel Cyr began a hardware store in Windham 30 years ago with just a small number of tools. That store grew from one employee to over 100 today.
"We train all of our employees so they're knowledgeable and are able to offer personalized service and advice. We've already hired some local people, and we hope to provide more jobs as the business grows," Kevin Cyr said.
Cyr Lumber & Home Center carries a wide variety of building and home improvement items from windows, cabinets, doors and hardware to roofing, gardening supplies, lumber, decking, tools and more.
"This is a great area, and we're excited about becoming part of the community and providing our customers with great quality and service, as we have in our Windham store," Kevin Cyr said. "Being just off Exit 7 of I-89, makes this a convenient location for many people."
More information about the company and what they offer can be found on their website: www.cyrlumber.com.
submitted by KACC - the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce