In the middle of this world of big-box lumber supply houses, Rufus Deering Company is that 'little engine that could'. Since 1854, they have been dispensing lumber supplies and hardware out of the same location on Commercial Street. Now, I will have been working out of the same location, come February 2, 2013, for 40 years. There are some days where I have questioned my sanity and others where I have to just sit back in amazement at the accomplishment. I guess you could say I consider myself a well established firm at this point. And that ain't braggin'... much.