Feed And Stone Businesses Expand



Andy Towle/Roundup - atowle@payson.com

Family owned and operated Rim Country Hay and Grain, Mogollon Stone and Action Excavating plan to move into a new building this fall and offer a wider range of products and services.

Coming this fall is a new 5,000-square-foot feed and stone store in east Payson.

Rim Country Hay and Grain, along with Mogollon Stone, is moving from its current 1,500-square-foot location on 910 S. McLane Road to its new home on East Tyler Parkway, west of Payson Concrete.

Owner Dick Umbenhauer said he and his family opened the feed and stone stores four years ago and planned to expand after only two years in business.

“The way the economy is, we wanted to expand,” Umbenhauer said.

Umbenhauer’s son Rick, who owns Mogollon Stone, bought the land, began planning and got the building constructed. The front of the building will be the feed store and the back will be the stone store.

Umbenhauer, a retired mason, said his family has always had multiple business ventures going at one time. His other son, Mick, owns Action Excavating, which will have an office in the new building.

With additional space, the feed store will offer a greater selection, including new tack products, dog and cat food, hay and grain and farrier supplies.

“Our customers are excited because we are getting bigger,” Umbenhauer said. “And so are we.”

After the new space opens, Umbenhauer said he plans to take a break and let his sons take over the businesses full time.

His third son, Scott, and his wife, Tammy, will run the feed store and Umbenhauer can split his time between all three businesses.


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