Carl Ownby & Company was established in November of 1952. Carl had been employed at Cash Hardware for twenty years when he decided to form his own business.
Carl Ownby & Company was opened at it’s present location on property purchased from Brown’s Cabinet Company. Additional property on Main Street has expanded the physical facilities to include three buildings and warehouses. Lumber storage capabilities were increased when the company purchased the Mize Lumber Company property on Chapman Highway.
In it’s first year Carl Ownby & Company had five employees and at one point in recent years the number of employees totaled over fifty.
The April 1996 issue of Building Supply Business list the top 500 building supply retailers in the United States based on revenues for 1995. Carl Ownby & Company is singled out as one of the 10 fastest-growing independents in the U.S. with a 20% increase from 1994.
Carl Ownby & Company is committed to bringing the best building materials and service to Sevier County.