Monday, September 12, 2011

Marvin's to Open New Store In Tennessee

Marvin's Building Materials and Home Centers New Store Openings

Leeds, Alabama, September 12th, 2011 Marvin's Building Materials and Home Centers is pleased to announce plans to open a new store in Fayetteville, Tennessee. The store will soon be under construction at the former Food Lion shopping center on Huntsville Highway, Highway 431. It is expected to open in February of 2012. The store will feature a 35,000 square foot home center with an attached lawn and garden center and drive through lumberyard. The store will offer a complete line of building materials, electrical, plumbing, paint, millwork, hardware, tools, and lawn and garden products. Marvin's is known for its friendly, neighborhood stores that make home improvement projects easy and affordable. "Making our customers' lives easier with affordable, quality solutions is what Marvin's is all about. We have been working towards a store in the city of Fayetteville and Lincoln County since 2006. Fayetteville is the first new concept store of several that we hope to open in the great state of Tennessee." said Darrin Gilliam, President and CEO.

"Just as we've found in many of our new stores, feedback from our meetings with the city indicates we will capture a great deal of sales that are currently being served outside of the city and county. We would like to thank the efforts of Mayor John Ed Underwood, Industrial Development Director Elaine Middleton, and the entire city administration in support of this project," said Gilliam.

Marvin's will hire approximately 25 associates to work in the new store. "We like to hire friendly people from the community. All of our stores have a 'hometown' feel," said Gilliam. The Fayetteville – Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is collecting employment applications for all open positions. People who are interested may pick up and turn in their application Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Fayetteville – Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce located at 208 South Elk Avenue, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334. Available positions range from management to part-time associates. Job descriptions and more information about Marvin's can be found on our website at

The new store in Fayetteville is the first of at least two new stores planned for Marvin's in 2012 and the first new store format in Tennessee. The company opened two new stores in Monroeville, Alabama in May and expects to open Eufaula, Alabama currently under construction in October of 2011. The company was founded in 1945 by Marvin Cohn in Gadsden, Alabama. It is now actively operated by the third generation of the family. Marvin's currently operates 27 stores in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. Marvin's was named the 2010 Retailer of the Year by the Home Channel News.