About Dye Home Improvement Dye Home Improvement formerly Dye Lumber in Monticello and Monon, is a family-owned business proudly serving the communities since 1924. We offer free local delivery and have an experienced, knowledgeable staff. For drywall, kitchen, bath, hardware, concrete blocks, equipment rental, lumber, building supplies, siding, roofing, and much much more. Art Dragoo currently owns the Dye Home Improvement stores, after his father and grandfather before him. “My grandfather, Russell Dye, began the business as Dye Lumber and Coal in Monon in 1924,” Dragoo says. “His father George started George D. Dye and Sons Lumber Company in Wolcott. The Monticello store was opened on Illinois Street in 1946." Dragoo States. (Newsbug Article) “We have some fantastic people and we have a very stable workforce,” Dragoo says. “Our customers enjoy a consistent experience at Dye Home Improvement because they know they’re going to get quality service and sound advice.” Art Dragoo (LBM Journal Article) Check out some of our old pics from back in the day: We can be of assistance with our large stock of hardware-related items– and more. The known fact is, we are a hardware store, a hand tool/power tool retailer, a paint store, a kitchen/bath store, a lumberyard, a building supply store, and lots of other things all mixed into one! If we haven’t got what you’re seeking on hand, don’t worry, we can special order it and ship it to you from our warehouse to our store and at no extra charge. The stock and products we have are those most purchased by shoppers, as well – top brand-name products of grade A caliber no matter the price level. And our costs are among the most competitive and cost-effective in the area. If there’s anything that surely sets Dye Home Improvement apart from the pack, though, it’s our people. Every one of us is a fully trained, skillful, and knowledgeable Dye Home Improvement representative: a pro in every way! Still, that would not mean anything to our customers if we neglected to provide the friendliest, most accommodating, and most personalized customer service possible. We delight in helping shoppers choose the best product for their needs and budget … in describing how this or that product is properly used … and in offering whatever additional consultation is desired. When you talk with us, you have our undivided attention.“The opportunity is to continue to stay on top of new products and educating customers,” Dragoo notes. “We consistently try to review our product lines, seeing what is working and what’s not, giving us the flexibility to change direction at any time.” Art Dragoo (LBM Journal Article) Visit our HOUZZ Page for some project inspiration. Newsbug Article Dye Lumber builds for it's future from 2001 LBM Journal News Article on Dye Home Improvement: Focus on the Fundamentals in 2014 “We’re very proud of our heritage and we are proud to be here after 90 years,” Dragoo adds. “I think we’ll continue to be successful if we continue to practice sound business, take care of our own people and take care of our customers— I think those are the reasons why we’re still here.” Art Dragoo (LBM Journal Article) So…what’s the holdup? If you haven’t given us a shot yet, stop by Dye Home Improvement today, and see for yourself the reason why many of your community members have named us their place to shop hardware in Monticello and Monon. We trust you will do the same!