Webb Home Center announced plans to relocate to the former Shopko Building on North Buckeye Avenue.

Matt and Amber Engle announced they negotiated terms for a 25 year lease with the Halbert Family Trust of California for the 1903 N. Buckeye location and will change the name to Lumber House, Inc., True Value.

The 167,000 square foot building was constructed in 1973 as the Alco Discount Store.

The Engles purchased Webb Home Center from Bob and Lynn Webb in spring of 2008. The past 11 years Matt and Amber have enjoyed getting to know the community in a deeper way.

“We want to thank each and every one of you for your support, and loyal business to Webb Home Center,” they said in a news release. “We hope to bring an elevated level of energy and enthusiasm to this area, and are beyond excited for the future of Abilene. We sincerely appreciate this opportunity to hopefully help make Abilene stronger. Our goal is to help make shopping local, easy and convenient for the consumer.”

Dickinson County Economic Development Corporation assisted with the first step in the process of this move.

Lumber House True Value will expand with numerous product selections along with striving to meet the needs of the community in every way possible.

“We will continue serving Abilene and the surrounding areas with the same staff, along with many new faces as well. Lumber House True Value is thrilled to be able to occupy this location in Abilene and potentially help serve the local community in many positive ways. Customer service and personal relationship continue to be our No. 1 priority in all we do. Lumber House True Value has set a tentative plan of opening for business at new location in the Fall of 2019 the release said.

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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