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Marvin’s adding new location in Lewisburg

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Marvin’s Building Materials and Home Centers last week announced plans to open a new store in Lewisburg.

The store is currently under construction at the former Food Lion in the Parkway Shoppes Plaza at the intersection of Highway 431 and US31A/TN11.

The store will feature a 30,000-square-foot home center in addition to 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 looking for a site in Lewisburg and Marshall County for years, just as we did in Fayetteville.

“We were very fortunate to locate in one of the most convenient intersections for shoppers in the area,” said Darrin Gilliam, CEO.

The store is expected to open in June of 2013.

Marvin’s owner, Michael Cohn, commented, “It is great to be on our way to becoming part of the Lewisburg and Marshall County communities. We are counting down the days until our friendly and knowledgeable associates welcome customers to our newest store.

“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 Economic Development Director Greg Lowe, the city council, Mayor Barbara Woods and the entire city administration for their 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 Marshall 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 Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce located at 227 2nd Avenue North, Lewisburg, or at the Fayetteville store.

Available positions range from management to part-time associates. Job descriptions and more information about Marvin’s can be found on the website at www.marvins.com.

The Lewisburg location will be the second Marvin’s store in Tennessee after opening in Fayetteville in 2012. The company was founded in 1945 by Marvin Cohen in Gadsden, Ala., and expanded into a multi-chain home center by his son, Alfred. It is currently operated by third generation owners Michael and Daniel Cohn. Marvin’s has 27 stores in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Marvin’s was named the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Lumber and Building Material Journal and was awarded the 2010 Retailer of the Year by the Home Channel News.