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Founded in 1941 by the Myrick family, Economy Supply Company is today the only remaining locally owned hometown building supply company in the Hattiesburg area.
How this family run business has flourished, when others have not, has more to do with the people who’ve operated Economy Supply than anything else. Located in a plain building in an “off the beaten path” location on Second Street just north of downtown Hattiesburg, this is one busy place! Many customers say they drive past at least three other building supply stores on there way to Economy Supply.
Why? The reason is the relationships the Myricks have developed over the years with their customers. Just visit their checkout counter and watch and listen. It’s phenomenal! The rapport they have with everyone who comes in is immediately evident. They still do business the old fashioned way…they earn it. They’ve built trust with their customers over the years with consistent quality in the materials they sell, service that often goes beyond the expected, and a full understanding of exactly what each customer needs. When a customer discusses a building need with them, the customer has their full attention. The customer knows they care and want to help. No question about it.
This way of doing business began back in 1941 when Grady C. Myrick (grandfather of the present owners), Otis Ainsworth, Ernest Simmons, and Perry Johnson bought the company. At the time the company was in the business of selling groceries and feed for livestock. Very soon
The 1950s brought a big change. Grady C. Myrick’s sons joined the company. Howard Myrick began work in 1952 and Lewis Myrick in 1956. Economy Supply then quickly changed to a lumber, hardware and building materials store. The Myricks bought the land where the building now stands from the railroad other surrounding businesses. Today Economy Supply owns the city block where its showroom and warehouses sit, as well as property across the street to the west.
Since 1941 Economy Supply Company has been the leading choice for quality building supplies and exceptional customer service for generations of people in the Greater Hattiesburg and Southeast Mississippi area. Economy Supply’s customers are fiercely loyal due to outstanding customer service they know they can count on every time they visit. Every member of the staff, many of whom are former contractors and carpenters, have a complete understanding of their products and which products best fit the needs of each customer. Economy Supply has been known for decades for the consistent high quality of everything they offer their customers. And, contractors know they will have what they need, and if there’s a rare item they don’t have, they’ll get it in quickly. Their contractor customers know “time is money” and they know the people at Economy Supply understand that. These contractors praise the work of the guys out in the warehouse area for getting them loaded and back on the job quickly. And, unlike some other material stores, Economy Supply delivers. Retail customers and homeowners have come to expect the same kind of service.