Kight Home Center has long had the philosophy of helping our customers help themselves. Since Robert F. Bernhardt founded Kight Lumber in 1957, our family-owned company has grown to become a leader by providing excellent quality building and decorating materials for people of our area.
1957 – Robert “Bob” Bernhardt founded Kight Lumber Company in Newburgh
1961 – Kight Kitchen Interiors was opened.
1963 – Kight purchased property in Evansville for expansion and a rail drop-off point for lumber
1980s – Bernhardt turns operations over to sons, Kent and Tom
1982 – Evansville location was opened
1985 – Rockport location was opened
1998 – Kight Custom Millwork & Laminate and the Owensboro location was opened
2005 – Kight Home Center is acquired by the Carter Lumber Company
2009 – Newburgh location was consolidated into the Evansville location
Kight now has stores in Bowling Green, Evansville, Owensboro, and Hopkinsville, a Kitchen Interiors shop and a Kight Kitchen & Design Center. Kight Home Center has built a reputation based on service, quality, selection and value. Today that reputation remains strong by Kight Home Center's dedication to its customers, as well as dedication to the community.