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Toledo Lumberyard

Under several names and a few ownership changes along the way, Scott’s Building Center in Greenup has a long and storied history.

Mr. Cutts eventually bought out Grafton after World War II and continued much as he had for decades until training young Bob Scott to manage the Toledo Builders Supply in 1957.

Prior to working at Toledo Builders Supply Bob Scott was a motorpool clerk in the Air Force which he served from 1953-1955.  After the Air Force, he worked at Shanks driving an oil trucks and making culverts.

Bob Scott purchased the business in 1963 and, later Bob purchased Greenup Builders Supply when it went up for sale in 1964.  He ran both locations till 1974 when he closed Toledo and moved it to Greenup. The name Scott’s Building Center came about approx. in 1974, when Bob bought out Bill & Joann Easton (Greenup Builders Supply).

In 1965 Bob started a construction company named CHI Construction Company.  Then changed the name to Ervin, Scott, and Easton Construction Company.  Approx. 1971 Sold the Construction Company to Carroll Ervin.

In 1978 at current location, started the new lumberyard.  He opened for business on January 21st, 1980.  At 43,688 square feet, the current location is several times the size of the old Greenup location.  After he retired in 1997, he created Scott’s Flooring Company.

Scott’s Building Center changed hardware suppliers in the past

  • Belknap Hardware Company: Mid 60’s-1971
  • Bostwick Braun Hardware: 1971-1981
  • Ace Hardware: 1981-2007
  • Do it Best: 2007- Present

Scott’s Building Center also buys from many other vendors.

In 2017, Bob Scott Celebrated 60 years being in business.  We had a big celebration here at Scott’s Building Center in July 29th, 2017.

With passing of Bob Scott in December 2018, Bob’s son Kurt Scott and daughter Barb Ozier co-owned the business, till November 2019 Kurt bought out Barb of full ownership of the lumberyard.

Today Scott’s Building Center employs 14, evenly split between full and part-time.  The third generation of Scott’s, Kurt’s Son Matthew is Assistant Manager.  Kurt’s daughter Kristan does General Sales, Advertising & some Bookkeeping.

The Scott's Standing In Their Store
 Kristan Standing With Family in Legion Hall

Kurt's Story

Helped build Neal tire, Duplex, Eagleton House, Weaver hog barn my 7th grade summer.  Assisted my uncle Bobbie on various projects my 8th grade summer.  Painted St. John’s barn, Repair corn cribs west of Hidalgo.  My freshmen summer worked the new John Deere building.  Dad sold construction business that year and I worked at lumberyard now called Toledo/Greenup Builders Supply till after I graduated college.  Spring of 1999 I taught building trade at Cumberland.  Next year taught industrial Arts at Mascoutah Jr & Sr. High.  Summer of 1980 worked for 2 months at Wickes Lumber in Decatur part-time.  Left and went to Furrow Building Material in Champaign from summer of 1980 to Aug 1984.  Started as a truck driver, to    estimating sales counter, to yard supervisor.  I had worked part-time at SBC during a period I was teaching & working at Wickes and Furrows.

Matthew's Story

Kristan's Story

In all the years I have worked 2 jobs: Wal-Mart & County Market I finally in the place I’m meant to be at, helping my dad & my brother Matthew.

I’m a 1998 Graduate of Cumberland High School.  Was in Cumberland Co 4H till I was 18.

Community involvement:

  • Toledo American Legion Auxiliary: Treasurer & Secretary
  • Toledo American Legion
  • Military & VA Packages
  • Cumberland Co. Historical Society
  • Cumberland Co. Veterans Monument
  • Cumberland Co Fair Board: Treasurer & Secretary
  • Cumberland Co Fair Queen Pageant Director 
  • Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts
  • CCDC (Cumberland County Develpoment Corporation)