In 1957 Leroy and Marion Seeger bought “Douglas Supply”, now known as Douglas Hardware and Rental. The original store was a two-story, 4,000 square foot building located at the sidewalk’s edge with enough off street parking for eight cars. In 1976, that store was demolished and a new, single-story, 18,000 square foot store was built to the back of the property, leaving enough space for a 40 car parking lot in front of the store.
The Seeger’s son Jim started working part-time in 1969. After finishing college, he began working full-time in 1975. Their daughter Linda also worked part-time in the store after finishing college in 1975 and started full-time in 1987.
Douglas Hardware and Rental is still a family-owned business since 1957. You will see Jim and Linda working with the rest of their staff on the sales floor everyday.