June 1, 1958

Parts Warehouse Formed

New government regulations required the company to split into two companies.  Hence, Crow-Burlingame Co. continued to operate stores and Parts Warehouse Inc. was formed to handle […]
February 27, 1956

First Pension Plan

The company expanded quickly with 19 stores opened in one year.  During this period, many of our benefit plans were developed including the company funded pension […]
November 9, 1955

1955 Father and Sons

The father son photo is Fletcher Lord Sr, Bobby Lord and Fletcher Lord Jr…Sunday morning after church…they had just bought a brand new car.
June 16, 1955

Model Store Designed

The main store was moved from the front of the warehouse to a new location just two blocks away at 7th and Arch Street.  The 7th […]