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Jantz Hardware is an independently-owned member of Do it Best Corp., the only US-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. Our store is stocked with products tailored just for you and your community, and our online catalog features 67,000 items available for purchase. If you need it, we have it, with fast and free delivery to our store.

Company History:

  • 1893 – Tourney Lumber began at this location (200 W. Euclid St.) (Our Current Location)
  • 1902 – E.R. Burkholder purchased Tourney Lumber and renamed McPherson Lumber
  • 1933 – Lake Superior Lumber purchased McPherson Lumber, renaming it Lake Superior Lumber
  • 1955 – Les Jantz started in the business the 1st Wednesday in May
  • 1961-1964 – Les Jantz moved to Lincoln Kansas to run the Leidigh and Havens Lumber Co.
  • 1964 – Les Jantz moved back to McPherson to run Lake Superior Lumber
  • 1966 – Harold and Warner Harris, Harold Schlender and Les Jantz purchased Lake Superior and renamed it Harris Lumber
  • 1976 – Tony Jantz began his career here
  • 1985 – Les and Shirley Jantz purchased Harris Lumber and renamed Jantz Lumber and Hardware Inc.
  • 1987 – Joleen Jantz began her career here
  • 1990 – Les and Shirley did a major remodel and began operating as Jantz Lumber Do it Center
  • 2013 – January 1 Les and Shirley officially retired.