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Obernolte Recognizes Butcher’s Block as Small Business of the Month

HESPERIA, Calif. — Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) has honored Butcher’s Block in Lucerne Valley as his Outstanding Small Business of the Month for September.

Robert H. Butcher, Jr. founded Butcher’s Block in 1980. The owner, Bob Butcher, was one of only two employees when the company started out as a small lumber yard.

In 1988, Butcher’s Block bought out an existing lumber company (Homestead Supplies) and expanded to become a hardware store that carries a full line of paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies and employs over 30 people.

In 2005, Bob and his wife Theela decided to open another location in Lucerne Valley after having the opportunity to purchase Valley Hardware & Building Supply. Since then, they have run both Butcher’s Block locations with the same attention to customer service and satisfaction.

Butcher’s Block is also dedicated to helping their local community. For instance they sponsor Future Farmers of America, Lucerne Valley Equestrian Club, The Lucerne Valley Schools, and Lucerne Valley BMX as well as many others.

“Bob’s success with his company is an inspiration for any future entrepreneur. His hard work and dedication have led to his company growing from a small lumber yard with a two-person workforce into a hardware store operating in two locations. That is quite an accomplishment and something to be very proud of,” Assemblyman Obernolte said. “It’s an honor to recognize Butcher’s Block both for being a successful small business and for its many years of service to our community.”

Sadly, Bob Butcher passed away in December of 2007. His wife, Theela Butcher, is still the president of Butcher’s Block and Bob’s son and grandson help run the company as well.

(Jay Obernolte news release)

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