When Ronald Smith graduated from high school, he began plumbing for Civil Service at Dobbins Air Force Base. His brother, Stuart, also lived in Atlanta. Both became dissatisfied living in Atlanta and decided to return home in Carrollton, Georgia. Upon their return, they opened a grocery store on Bankhead Highway. While working there, Ronald began selling bathrooms door to door. In the 1950s, many homes in the area did not have indoor plumbing. As the idea of people wanting indoor plumbing and home additions for bathrooms, the birth of Smith Brothers Home Improvement began. Stuart was the outside salesman, and Ronald would install. The Home Improvement Company helped them build a Supply Store. Seeing the growth, both men knew they needed someone else to help them manage the supply store. In 1969 their nephew, Ray Smith, joined them to help with Smith Brothers Supply Company. At that time, it was mostly an appliance store. As the supply store evolved, the home improvement store eventually closed.
Ray retired in October of 2014, but you occasionally you can still find him or Ronald on the counter greeting customers. Ronald's daughter, Ashley Hendrix, joined the family business in 2014 to preserve the legacy Ronald, Stuart, and Ray have built over the years.
Smith Brothers has seen many changes with the growth of the area, but some things have stayed the same. Along with a huge inventory, you will receive superior customer service that has been a cornerstone of the company since its beginning.
Ronald Smith and Ray Smith