roaring 20's, Kansas City blossomed into a modern city
complete with a bustling downtown where nearly every
available lot was quickly snapped up by a variety of
businessmen. Three major interstates converged through the
middle of downtown and "Campbell Curve" became the hot
spot to establish a lumber company for commercial clients.
was then that Albert Tamm and A.O.Thompson formed A.O.
Thompson Lumber Company. From six yards, lumber was
delivered by horse and wagon until trucks became the
mainstay in the 30's. In 1950, Albert set forth to make
this company stand above the competition with top notch
customer service and providing "Tamm Good Lumber." The
tag line stuck and folks all around knew about them.
Arney came on board later and eventually became a
primary partner. When lighting struck the electrical
system of the lumber shed one Sunday morning in August
of '62 and set things ablaze, they thought all was ruined.
However, the Albert Tamm Lumber Company continued to
grow and prosper. As time went by, ownership settled
with Mr. Arney and partners, but the renown Albert Tamm
today the Albert Tamm Lumber Company and it's catchy tag
line remains a well-known and respected lumber business
among its competitors and its customers. Commercial
construction and renovation companies rely on Tamm
Lumber Company's dedication to their customers and
son, Don, now heads up the yard along with many long
time dedicated employees who...like working there. All
involved continue a long standing tradition of having a
vested interest in its future and hope to continue for
generations to come.
are just a few of the more historical
construction/renovation projects during which Albert
Tamm Lumber Company provided materials and helpful