Our History

In 1938 our company started by offering quality coal and great service. Today the coal is gone but the tradition of quality is stronger than ever. Our 22,000 square foot facility is so much more than a hardware store or lumber yard.  We now offer a full Interior Design experience with professional consultations and all of the products to back up the service. We offer Flooring, Cabinets, Countertops, Blinds, Custom Draperies, Upholstery, Paint and anything else that will make your house a “home”, and we offer it all in the same friendly and approachable manner that has made us a success for over 70 years. We might even say, that from a lump of coal, we have developed into quite a diamond.  Stop in and see for yourself!

With $50 to their name and a used dump truck Gladieux Coal Company was founded by Cousins Herb and Leo Gladieux at 5541 Navarre Ave in 1938.  The business was a success and by 1950 they had to relocate to a larger facility. The new location was 5501 Navarre Ave.  Here the Gladieux Family expanded the coal company by providing alternative heating equipment which included Coleman oil furnaces.

Herb’s son Ronald joined the business in 1957 and expanded the business again this time to include hardware and lumber.  Daniel Gladieux, Leo’s eldest son, entered the family business in 1964. Continued success and growth, along with the expansion of Navarre Avenue from a two lane highway to a five lane highway, allowed the company to relocate again.