Marvin’s Building Materials and Home Centers Announces New Location

Leeds, Alabama, November 7, 2014

Marvin’s Building Materials and Home Centers today announced plans to open a new store in Ozark, Alabama. The store is currently under construction on the corner of Deese Road and Highway 231. “We have been looking for a site in Ozark for several years and we are very fortunate to build in one of the most convenient intersections for shoppers in the area,” said Darrin Gilliam, CEO. The store will feature a 30,000 square foot home center in addition to an attached lawn and garden center and drive through lumberyard. Marvin’s is known for its friendly, neighborhood stores that make home improvement projects easy and affordable and will offer a complete line of building materials, appliances, electrical, plumbing, paint, millwork, hardware, tools, and lawn and garden products. The store is expected to open in spring of 2015 according to Marvin’s owner, Michael Cohn, who commented, “We like to be members of the local community where we open a store and we look forward to introducing our Marvin’s team to the citizens of Ozark, Dale County, and the surrounding areas.”

“Just as we’ve found in many of our new stores, feedback from our meetings with the city indicates that we will capture a great deal of sales that are currently being served outside of the city and county. We would like to thank the Economic Development office, the City Council, Mayor Blackwell, and the entire city administration for their support.” said Gilliam.

Marvin’s will hire approximately 25 associates to work in the new store. “We like to hire friendly people from the community as all of our stores have a ‘hometown’ feel,” said Gilliam. The Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce is collecting employment applications for all open positions beginning December 1, 2014. People who are interested may pick up and turn in their application Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm at the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce located at 294 Painter Avenue, Ozark, AL 36360 or at surrounding Marvin’s stores in Eufaula or Andalusia. Available positions range from management to part-time associates. Job descriptions and more information about Marvin’s can be found on our website at

The company was founded in 1945 by Marvin Cohn in Gadsden, Alabama and expanded into a multi-chain home center by his son, Alfred. It is currently operated by third generation owners Michael and Daniel Cohn. Marvin’s has 27 additional stores in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Marvin’s was named the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Lumber and Building Material Journal and was awarded the 2010 Retailer of the Year by the Home Channel News.

For more information please contact:
Darrin Gilliam, Chief Executive Officer


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3247 South US Hwy 231
(inside the Ozark Airport)
Ozark, AL 36360
(334) 443-2000

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