FortWayne.com
 
  Text size  Increase text sizeDecrease text size      
Posted on Thu. Dec. 20, 2012 - 12:01 am EDT

Longtime local paint company Ream Steckbeck closes

Was founded in 1923

PHOTOS
 
Click on image to view.
MORE ARTICLES
DISCUSS
Comments
 

A Fort Wayne paint company has closed after nearly 90 years in business.

Ream Steckbeck Paint and Decorating Centers closed – apparently for good – last week, according to a sign posted at its downtown store at 200 W. Superior St. The company also operated a store at 5915 Covington Road.

Owner John Steckbeck declined to comment.

According to its website, the company was founded in 1923 and sold a variety of decorating products, specializing in “premium quality merchandise and knowledgeable personnel.” Many locally owned stores in a variety of fields have found it difficult to compete with the lower prices often offered by “big-box” competitors, however.

kleininger@news-sentinel.com


Comments
 
Friday
Friday
High  °F
Low  °F
75 °F
Mostly Cloudy
Sponsored by Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.
LOCAL BUSINESS SEARCH
Local Search
FeaturedMore
Things To Do

STOCK SUMMARY
Dow 17001.22-38.27
Nasdaq 4538.556.45
S&P 500 1988.40-3.97
AEP 52.54-0.26
Comcast 54.18-0.26
GE 26.15-0.28
ITT Exelis 17.39-0.19
LNC 53.43-0.40
Navistar 38.10+0.35
Raytheon 96.580.00
SDI 23.30+0.17
Verizon 48.64-0.23
  Stock Sponsor