About Us

M&D History

In 1967, E.W. McCown, Mary Mitchell, and Jack Dyson opened M&D Supply. In 1971 a fire destroyed the building to the point where everything had to be liquidated. In 1972, under the sole ownership of Jack Dyson, M&D celebrated its grand re-opening. Five months later Jack passed from cancer. His wife Bernice assumed ownership of the business and overnight became the proud owner of a hardware store. In 1979, Jeff Dyson, son of Jack and Bernice, came into the business and after earning his stripes by surviving the difficult economy of the 80s, became the President and owner of the company. Throughout the 90s, Jeff guided M&D through multiple expansions including adding a lumberyard. Growth continued when he opened locations in Vidor ('02) and Lumberton ('04). Third generation owner Scott Hatcher took the reins in 2010 and in 2017 purchased 4 Ace stores in the Houston area. Today, M&D Supply has more than 230 employees with 7 locations to serve home and commercial customers in Southeast TX.

beaumont

Beaumont, TX

4580 College St. Beaumont, Texas 77707
409.842.2731

Rachel Diaz - General Manager
Monday-Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

vidor

Vidor, TX

1230 N. Main St. Vidor, Texas 77662
409.769.0281

Kim Mullins - General Manager
Monday-Friday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

lumberton

Lumberton, TX

122 S. Main St. Lumberton, Texas 77657
409.751.3600

Adam Perez - General Manager
Monday-Friday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

clearlake

Clear Lake, TX

2422A Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058
281.286.2400

Joe Garcia - General Manager
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

cypress

Cypress, TX

13140 Louetta Rd, Cypress, TX 77429
281.655.9990

Richard Stockton - General Manager
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

beamer

Beamer, TX

11676 Beamer Rd, Houston, TX 77089
281.481.6482

Frank Vu - General Manager
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

rosenberg

Rosenberg, TX

3714 Avenue I, Rosenberg, TX 77471
281.342.5458

Robert Bahm - General Manager
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

M&D Supply

M&D Supply is a family operated Ace Hardware store located in Southeast Texas that provides creative and practical solutions to meet the needs of our consumer and business customers.

Company History

M&D Supply was founded in 1967 by Mary Mitchell, E. W. McCown, and Jack Dyson. The company started out as a small single unit supply store. Today the third generation of the Dyson family own and actively manage the business. The company has grown from its humble start to now employing more than 130 people in three locations.

Changing Times

Since its founding, M&D Supply has faced numerous challenges. The three partners decided that the company's merchandise should reflect a farm supply orientation when they opened it in 1967. In the first few years of operation, M&D showed only marginal profits, reflecting a decline in the agricultural sector. Later, the partners decided to place more emphasis on hardware, and in 1970, the store became a member of Ace Hardware Corporation.

Dyson, the President and managing partner, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in the fall of 1971. Less than three months later, a fire damaged the store's contents to the extent that the entire inventory had to be liquidated. After the fire, his partners declined to invest in the re-opening of the business. Thus, he was faced with battling cancer and trying to finance the rebuilding of M&D Supply on his own. Despite this adversity, a vision drove him: he was determined to own the best hardware company in Southeast Texas!

Between visits to St. Luke's Hospital, he hit the streets in search of a financial institution that would provide a loan. For some time, his efforts were unsuccessful. He had just about given up on conventional means of financing and was looking for private investors when his luck changed. He received a clean bill of health from his doctors, and a local banker, Gerald Clark, helped him secure an SBA loan.

During the spring of 1972, Dyson began having stomach trouble, and his doctor scheduled him for routine ulcer surgery. Unfortunately, the surgery revealed that his cancer had returned and was inoperable. He had only months to live. Nevertheless, in June of 1972, M&D celebrated its grand re-opening. His death five months later left his wife, Bernice, with a fledgling business to run and a sizable note to pay.

Through grit and determination, she managed to care for a terminally ill husband, cope with his loss, and successfully run a business. Harry Christian, hired by Dyson just before the fire, was an expert in operations. Good management and favorable local economic conditions created by rising oil prices supported double digit sales increases for ten straight years.

In 1979, the second generation of the Dysons emerged when Jeff Dyson became general manager. By 1982, the company's facility was not sufficient to support continually growing sales, so the decision was made to more than double the building's size from 10,000 to 25,000 square feet. The expansion depleted cash reserves, but positioned the business for anticipated sales growth.

Just after the expansion was completed local economic conditions deteriorated. Oil prices collapsed, and petrochemical plants began aggressive layoffs as the industry began to capitalize and set up overseas. A national home center chain, Sutherland Lumber, opened in the Beaumont market.

In 1985, oil prices collapsed again. Simultaneously, the state announced the beginning of a three-year road construction project for College Street. Another chain, Handy Dan, opened a warehouse home center store in the Beaumont market. Sales fell dramatically.

The mid 80's were tough financial times for the business. It took teamwork and sacrifice to get through. Finally, in 1988, sales began to rebound. The increase in sales enabled the company to make investments in inventory, automation, and physical plant. The business rhythm enjoyed in the 70's began to return.

Increasing Competition

During the 80's and 90's, independent hardware companies across the nation came under the most intense competitive pressure in their history. M&D and the Southeast Texas market were no exception. The proliferation of chain stores, mostly public companies, threatened our existence.

In 1993, Sutherland Lumber Company located a 100,000 square foot facility across the street from our College location. In the fall of 1995, Lowe's Inc. constructed a 150,000 sq. ft. store. In addition, Sutherlands opened another 100,000 square foot facility in Nederland, Texas and The Home Depot opened a 150,000 sq. ft. store in November 1997.

To combat the "Big Box" invasion, in 1993 the company engaged in an expansion project. The project involved moving the garden center operation into some formerly leased property and joining it with the hardware store by building a corridor between two buildings. It increased the size of the retail area by 10,000 square feet, and provided the extra space needed to re-merchandise the store, add inventory, put in a rental department, and expand the garden center. In 1995 the company again re-merchandised the store with new fixtures and additional inventory. In 1997 M&D built an express drive-through lumberyard. The last few years of the 90s were focused on growing the commercial / industrial business. The company hired an inside and outside sales team, created a catalog, and purchased trucks for our delivery system. They also added additional product lines and once again expanded the facility by approximately 7000 square feet.

In 2000, M&D Supply formed a joint venture company with Ace Hardware Corp for the purpose of multi-store expansion. Our second store, located in Vidor, opened in April of 2001 and our third, located in Lumberton, opened in November of 2004.

Now and Into the Future

Today, M&D Supply is owned and operated by third generation entrepreneur Scott Hatcher. Although the company may have dramatically changed over the years, its goals remain the same: provide quality products, knowledgeable staff, and timely service. M&D Supply…where good help is easy to find.

Employees

Board of Directors

Scott Hatcher

President -20+ Years

Lori Valdez

Corporate Controller - 24+ Years

Aaron Hagen

Corporate Mgr Purchasing and Receiving – 12+ Years

Frank McHaney

Corporate Mgr C&I and Advertising - 12+ Years

Andrea Ross

Bmt Senior Mgr Vidor
Lumb Regional Mgr – 16 + Years

Amanda Blanton

Corporate Mgr Pricing / Receiving / IT – 12+ Years

Rachel Diaz

Bmt General Mgr 16+Years

Patrick Salinas

Bmt Senior Mgr Lumber / L&G / Rental
2+ Years - BMT

Melanie Chaney

Assistant Manager Bmt – 6+ Years

Crystal Castillo

Keyholder - 2+ Years - BMT

Lisa Bernal

Keyholder 3 Years - BMT

Kim Mullins

Vidor GM - 3+ Years

Adam Perez

Lumberton GM – 18+ Years

Lorena Haney

Lumberton Store Manager – 8+ Years

Brittany Lewis

Vidor Store Manager – 3+ years

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