Rural King Supply, simply referred to as Rural King, was founded in 1960. The company operates a chain of hardware, farming supplies, and home stores in 13 states.
The company is well known for offering free popcorn and coffee, in addition to the work boots, clothing, live animals, animal feed, tractor and trailer parts, as well as firearms and ammunition. The company also offers items for the homeowner, including lawn and garden supplies, sprinklers and/or irrigation parts, power tools, fencing, welding and pump supplies, and riding lawn mowers.
The coronavirus crisis and subsequent quarantine of 2020 has left both farmers, livestock owners, and homeowners, as well as employees in a quandry. Rural King Supply was considered to be a vital business and remained open.
Rural King Supply has 100 locations and three warehouses with more than 120,000 square feet of storage space. The company has an active eCommerce site, as well as a separate site which sells firearms. In December of 2015, the company announced that it had annual revenue of $1 billion.