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Company History

Company History

1953

P.B. Greene and family return to their hometown of Meridian, MS to open Hotel & Restaurant Supply with partner, Roland Rea.

1963

Mr. Rea passes away and Mr. Greene purchased his interest. Ollie Wilkes, after serving in the Coast Guard, joins the company. Ollie left after a few years and rejoined H&R in 1981.

1966

Mr. Greene's son, Jerry, joins the company after graduating from Auburn University and serving in the Air National Guard.

1973

The company moves to a larger facility.
Bill Wolfe joined the firm after graduating from Mississippi State, serving in Vietnam, and working in the Carolinas and Florida.

1981

H&R opens first branch in Jackson, MS.
Bill Wolfe becomes General Manager in Jackson.
Ollie Wilkes rejoins company.
Jerry Greene becomes president of company.

1989

Mr. P.B. Greene passes away.

1991

Jackson division moves to a larger facility.

1998

H&R opens branch in Memphis, TN.

2003

Jerry Greene's son, Mason, joins firm. Becomes 3rd generation. Mason graduated from Mississippi State with undergraduate and graduate degrees. He served with the Campus Crusade for Christ ministry for several years prior to joining firm.

2005

Meridian & Jackson locations temporarily shut down due to Hurricane Katrina.
H&R opens branch in Nashville, TN.

2006

The Meridian location is destroyed by fire. A new building is acquired and remodeled.

2010

Jerry Greene is presented with FE&S magazine 2010 Hall of Fame award.
H&R opens branch in Gulfport, MS.

2013

H&R celebrates 60 years in business.

2014

H&R opens branch in Tuscaloosa, AL.