Ronnie Story, Keven Rogers, and Ed Long.
This week’s business
spotlight is BR Supply located at 14965 Highland Drive. BR Supply has
been open in McKenzie since 1999 by Barry Reed from Humboldt. Mr.
Reed now has ten stores spread across West Tennessee.
Before BR Supply was
opened, it was called KT Supply. Mr. Reed had worked for KT Supply as
the regional manager of five different stores. When KT Supply closed,
Mr. Reed started his own supply company.
The building that BR
Supply is now home to was once the old bowling alley in the 1960's.
When the bowling alley closed, a skating rink opened. During that
time, bands, such as the Doobie Brothers, were hosted and people came
to dance and roller skate.
Regional manager of all
five locations, Ed Long, is a devout Christian and is a pastor at the
Union Primitive Baptist Church in McKenzie located on Interstate 40.
Ed has been the regional manager for fourteen years.
Also working at BR Supply
are Keven Rogers, Ronnie Story and Harold Vinson. Keven Rogers has
been working with BR Supply for nine years and is manager of the
store. Ronnie Story has also been with BR Supply for nine years and
works at the counter and also delivers products to customers. Harold
Vinson has been worked in a supply store for almost forty years.
The most common product
that customer’s seek with BR Supply are heating and air
necessities. Customers also seek help with plumbing problems or how
to fix something. BR Supply welcomes every question a customer asks
and they are more than willing to help that customer to the best of
BR Supply carries many
different products that are readily available to the customers. There
are janitorial supplies, full house air and heating units, duct
equipment for the full house units, different sizes of water heaters,
wire, light bulbs and even well supplies. There are over 4,300
different items of stock located at BR Supply and if an item is not
in stock, they will go above and beyond to find the product.
Ed Long has expressed the
businesses interest in possibly expanding later in the future. When
the business started in 1999, there were only five locations, there
are now double the locations.
BR Supply is open from
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more information about the products,
location, or even the history of BR Supply, go online to their