About Us

E.C. Barton & Company’s story began in 1885 at a grocery store in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

With the intention of building a new home, P.C. Barton stacked a load of lumber he had purchased behind his grocery store. As customers began to purchase the lumber he had intended to use for himself, the item was added as a sideline to the grocery store. Barton eventually sold the grocery store and incorporated his new business in 1902. It was called Barton Lumber & Brick. The company grew and in 1927 Barton acquired all the stock in the company, turning the business over to his son, Eugene C. Barton, the following year. The younger Barton was 20 when his father called him home from college to help in the lumber business. Eugene Barton learned his father’s philosophy on business. He later said, “I’ve spent my life insisting that my employees follow the same rule – treat your customers courteously, give him quality merchandise and stand behind everything you sell. Buy quality, buy satisfaction has always been our motto. It is better not to sell a customer at all, than to sell him once.”

Spend Less Express

SLE stands for our "Spend Less Express" program, that gives you access to items and products not normally stocked in our stores. There are thousands of brand named products, all made by trusted manufacturers available to you within 2 to 5 weeks of placing your order in our store.




*Typical orders arrive at the store in 3 weeks or less! Some orders will take longer due to manufacturing or shipping delays beyond our control.

Military Discount
Barton's offers a 10% discount to military personnel and their immediate families. Please Click Here to download the military discount policy.

We Accept Checks
We only accept business and personal United States checks with proper I.D. $25.00 charge on all returned checks.

Our Return Policy (Keep Your Receipt)
Refunds require the Original Sales Receipt. Refunds given with receipt within 30 days of purchase for merchandise that is in saleable condition. If the return exceeds $200, we'll send a check from our corporate office. No refunds or exchanges will be given for damaged, clearance items & cut goods. (i.e. carpet, vinyl, etc.)

Barton's will not be responsible for merchandise after it leaves our premises.

We do not share your information with third parties and you will only receive occasional emails from us.

Tax Exempt Customers:
ALL Sales Tax Exempt Customers:

  1. Must be approved by our Corporate office. Purchases prior to Corporate Approval must include Sales Tax. Process may require up to 10 business days.
  2. Must provide current & properly completed Exemption Documentation as required by State Law.
  3. Who are charged Sales Tax may apply for Refund of Sales Tax as provided by the State Government

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