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100 Years and History of Lessenberry Do-It Center

R. L. & R. A. Lessenberry in the back of the store

Four years later, on February 27, 1976 a tragic and catastrophic fire completely destroyed the entire showroom, offices and an attached warehouse. Business continued uninterrupted amid the cleanup and reconstruction. Eight months later in November 1976 Lessenberry’s reopened and celebrated a new state-of-the-art much enlarged showroom, spacious office area and expanded warehouse area.

Youngest son Leigh Lessenberry began full-time employment following his graduation from Western Kentucky University in May 1981.

A grand reopening of Lessenberry Do-it Center was held October 1987 to unveil the newly remodeled showroom and exterior that showcased the new Do-it Center format. With this new beginning appliances were added to the product mix.

For over three decades Robert A and his boys continued to work side by side (by side) with the dedicated staff of Lessenberry’s to build relationships, grow the business and support their hometown and community. Robert A continued to provide guidance and support to all his employees, working 6 days a week even until he was 90 years old when he passed away October 2015 after a very brief bout with pneumonia.