Stock + Field is changing its name and needs your help. The new ownership group – the R.P. Acquisition Corporation - is planning for the future of the brand and wants to hear from each community they will serve. They have invited the public to submit suggestions for a timeless new store name via through June 18th with the intention of announcing the new name the first week of July.
The R.P. Acquisition Corporation – a wholly owned subsidiary of R.P. Lumber Co., Inc - purchased the Stock+Field assets out of bankruptcy court in April of 2021 and is currently in the process of reopening 22 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
“We will continue to offer the brands that farm families and outdoor recreational enthusiasts find essential,” said Jason Plummer, VP of the R.P. Acquisition Corporation. “We also want to involve our customers in the process of defining our new identity. Their voices are important, and we want them to know we are listening,” Plummer continued.
Founded in Watseka, IL in 1964 as Big R Stores, Stock+Field is a premier farm, home, and outdoor recreation retail destination where hard-working Midwestern families can gather the items they need.
Based in Edwardsville, IL, R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. is a family-owned retailer that operates 72 full-service hardware and building material stores throughout Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, and Iowa. The company was founded in 1977 by CEO Robert L. Plummer in Staunton, IL and is backed by the strength of its status as a member-owner of Do it Best Corp., a US-based lumber, building materials, and hardware co-op with thousands of independently owned locations in the United States and more than 50 other countries.
Currently open in Watseka and Morris, IL, as well as Crawfordsville, Warsaw, and Michigan City, IN, Stock+Field is still hiring at most of its 22 locations, which should all be open by early-July. News and information about opening dates and career opportunities can be found at
About R.P. Lumber
R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. is a full-service retail home center and building materials supplier. R.P. Lumber provides its industry-leading “Best Service. Best Value.” promise by offering full-service delivery, complete hardware stores, lumber, drywall, roofing, kitchen cabinet design, and much more for professional contractors, retail consumers, and do-it-yourselfers. R.P. Lumber also operates a truss manufacturing facility in central Illinois and a robust ecommerce platform ( and offering over 65,000 items for sale with the click of a button. Founded by Robert Plummer in 1977 and based in Edwardsville, IL, R.P. Lumber has grown to a physical presence in 72 locations throughout Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, and Iowa, and serves customers in numerous other states including Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. To learn more, please visit