(Pendleton, OR, April 13, 2022) – Ninety-six years. That is how long the Tum-A-Lum Lumber Pendleton store had been serving the community from the same historic building and lumber yard. On February 7th, 2022, after much planning and with great anticipation, Tum-A-Lum Lumber opened the doors to its new and modern store, with unique design features focused on an inspirational shopping experience.
Tum-A-Lum celebrated its Grand Opening with a VIP night and ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 1st. On Saturday, the festivities continued with a family-friendly event. Over 1000 customers and neighbors enjoyed a free tri-tip steak lunch, special deals, product demonstrations, kids’ activities, and raffle prizes.
“We appreciate the decades of support and are thrilled to celebrate our flagship store with the city of Pendleton. The new store will enhance their community and serve the surrounding area for many years to come,” said TAL Holdings CEO Jason Blair.
The new store has 11,300 square feet of retail space, as compared to the old stores’ 2,000 square feet, and sits on a 4-acre lot with 3.5 acres of paved space for the new lumber yard. There is a full-line hardware store that includes a Design Center with cabinets, counter tops, doors, and windows. There is also a lawn and garden care center, including a full nursery outside.
Tum-A-Lum partnered with Bouten Construction, many local subcontractors and award-winning Graham Baba Architects to create a modern building materials center that is a one-stop-shop for the community.
The history of the City of Pendleton and Tum-A-Lum are intertwined, and the design team wanted to integrate special memorabilia from the original store. The new store showcases historic pieces, including a large graphic of the old store on the back wall. The iconic wooden logo will also be taken apart, refinished, and reinstalled in its new home.
As the Tum-A-Lum Lumber Pendleton employees look to the future, they hope this flagship store will be more than just a typical hardware store. By incorporating years of excellent customer service with an updated shopping experience, they anticipate the new store will be a cornerstone to the community’s growth and success.
About TAL Holdings
Based in Vancouver, Washington, TAL Holdings is a family-owned company helping to build better communities. At its 24 home improvement stores located throughout the Pacific Northwest, TAL creates a positive experience for its customers—pros and homeowners alike—by providing guidance for innovative, smart building solutions.
TAL’s family of brands include Badger Building Center, Bayview Building Supply of Elma, Best Built Builders Supply, Browne’s Home Center, Gerretsen Building Supply, Lake Chelan Building Supply, Marson and Marson Lumber, Midway Building Supply, Mount Vernon Building Center, and Tum-A-Lum Lumber.
Photo Credits: Grand Opening ribbon cutting, Jammie Reinhart (photo 1); Architectural photos, Rick Keating (photos 2-12); Grand Opening weekend photos, Jammie Reinhart (photos 13-20).