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In the roaring 20's, Kansas City blossomed into a modern city complete with a bustling downtown. Three major interstates converged through the middle of downtown and "Campbell Curve" became the hot spot to establish a lumber company for commercial clients.

Albert Tamm and A.O.Thompson formed A.O. Thompson Lumber Company. Lumber was delivered from six yards by horse and wagon until trucks became the mainstay in the 30's. By1950, the tag line "Tamm Good Lumber" drew customers near and far.

Ercell Arney 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, but the company continued to grow and prosper. Ownership changed with Mr. Arney and partners, but the renown Albert Tamm name remained.

Ercell's son, Don, now heads up the yard and the catchy tag line remains. Commercial construction and renovation companies rely on Tamm Lumber Company's dedication to their customers and quality products.

These are just a few of the more historical construction/renovation projects during which Albert Tamm Lumber Company provided materials and helpful advice:

  • The Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park (Merit Construction)

  • The Railroad Roundhouse Museum on Southwest Blvd (Hoffman Cortes Construction)

  • Harry Lloyd's estate in Loch Lloyd

  • The City of Kansas City, MO building interior renovation (Larrison Construction)


Albert Tamm Lumber Company wins the Industry Partner Award from Westside Housing Organization! Click the image to see more.