Jungmeyer Lumber Multi-Generational Russellville Business
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Originally started as Stevens Lumber in 1893 by Ben Stevens, Marvin Jungmeyer, whose wife Carol's grandfather was Stevens, took over the lumber business from Scruggs-Gilman whom he had previously been working for in 1967. Marvin's son Sonny started helping his father at age 12 in 1967 when the business became Jungmeyer Lumber. Sonny said he worked on the weekends and nights. Both are now co-owners and have kept the business going since 1967. Jungmeyer Lumber sells lumber, hardware, plumbing and electrical equipment, drywall and all around building materials and treated lumber.
"It has been good," Marvin said. "The last couple of years have been slower with the economy but we have had a lot of great local support. We also deliver to a radius of about 40 miles. I have enjoyed the lumber business and it has been good to us. I was born and raised in Russellville and think we have a nice community, a good bank and school system. The area has meant a lot to us."
For more of this story check out the June 1 issue of the California Democrat.