The History of King Bros.


King Bros has been a family run business

since the first brothers, Russell and

Kenneth King,  bought  the Feed  Mill in

1956 during a sheriff's sale.  Originally a

Feed and Supply Store, the company

supplied feed, coal, lime, and bagged

fertilizer.  A railroad track ran directly

beside the property and supplies were

brought in by rail.


In 1958 Marlene Reibel married  Russell King and joined her husband working for the company.  In 1962, Russell and Marlene bought Kenneth and his

wife's share of the company, and  became the sole

owners of King Bros. Feed & Supply.


It was also during this time, in 1962, that Russell

and Marlene decided to expand the company  into

the Ready Mix Concrete business, due to supply

and demand of building materials in the

surrounding area.


In the late 60s, King Bros began the development

of two car washes.  The first in Bristolville

Township, and the second in East Orwell.


Starting in the early 70s the King Bros. expanded

into septic installation and excavation.  Over the years, King Bros. has become the most knowledgeable and experienced installer in Trumbull County.


In 1982, the company expanded once again in the bulk fertilizer business, and the selling of fuel oil and adding a more modern tipple for concrete batching.

Although King Bros. had always delivered driveway

material, the variety of aggregates had grown with the

company.  King customers especially appreciated the

service of having their material tailgated at no extra

charge.  Storage units were also built and brought into

the company giving local residents the convenience of

not having to travel out of the community to store

their belongings.


1985 was a tragic year for the King Bros.  In December,

Russell King died of a massive heart attack. Through

the years, Marlene and Russ had become an amazing

team along with the help of their staff.  They enjoyed

serving their customers and working with their

employees.  Through this difficult time, there were

many offers to buy the family business, but Marlene

stood strong in her decision to continue what she and Russell had started.  The King family was supported by the staff, many of whom still work for King Bros. today.  Rex, the youngest son, stepped into the huge shoes that his father had left behind at the age of 19.


In 1986, King Bros incorporated a hardware store into its franchise.  In 1988, Rex married Sis Bates and together they continued the family tradition, later bringing their two boys into the company.


Having a hard work mentality, starting usually before

sunrise until after dark, and believing in the rewards that

good customer service can bring, King Bros has grown

throughout the years, and continues to be successful into

the future.  The business has expanded over the years

from the original Feed and Supply Store, to additional

Excavation, Ready Mix Concrete, Hardware and Building

Supplies, Storage, and Septic.  For the past 60 years, King

Bros. has carried many titles and through it all, we have

been supported by local communities. The company

started with one employee and now employs around thirty,

all of which greets our customers with a smile. We don't believe in sub contracting our work out, King Bros. has literally hundreds of years of experience combined.


We are proud of what we do and that's why our

company's name is King Bros.  Over the years we

have built friendships along with new homes, we

have said goodbye to old friends and look forward

to meeting new friends. King Bros. deems it's

success to many long hard working hours,

dedicated employee's and community support,

and for that we say "THANK—YOU"

Russell King, Kenneth King, Walter Cox, Ralph List, & Kenny List



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