Our Story

Our Story

Servicing Southern Illinois Since 1964


McMahan & Wright Lumber was established.  The pair had previously been working together to run a construction company when they saw the need for a local supplier.


Jim Wright decided to go it alone.  With a fresh look and new name, Wright Building Center was born.


Wright Building Center expands, purchasing a second location in Sparta IL.


Jim retires leaving his son Jerry to run the business and daughter Kathy to take care of the finances. Jim spends his winters in Florida to avoid the cold but you can bet on him being at work everyday when in town for the summer.


Both locations updated their operating names to Wright Do-it Center.


The Murphysboro location expanded their yard to include four covered bays that offered contractors the ability to drive-thru and pick up their materials quickly and efficiently.


As the team grew so did the need for office space.  The Murphysboro location expanded by adding on another wing for our expanding team.


Wright’s returns to their roots by returning to their original name and adding the design. In 2018 Wright Building Center & Design was established.

As Kathy Wright retires, Jerry Wright & daughter Jami Lee Wright move forward with the business.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I've been shopping at Wright's since I was 5 with my uncle Ronald Stanton Sr. A lot has changed but the friendly customer service has not changed in over my 30 years of shopping.

Russell Conder

I worked closely with Beth to create a large, unique, beautiful custom cherry wood countertop. I could not have asked for a more responsive or professional person.

Shari Rode

Service is EXCELLENT and when it's not, they make it right. Just got about $3,000 in materials delivered, flawless transaction, great staff. Buy local.

Steve Gough