Hi, my name is Phyllis Narus and I'm the proud owner of R&M Yarns. I purchased the business on November 30, 2005, from Mr. Weldon Williamson and moved it to Cleveland, Tennessee from Adairsville, Georgia. Three years later, I bought a few acres near my home and built a new building for R&M and moved once again to our current location--Georgetown, Tennessee (about 5 miles from Cleveland, TN).
I have learned a lot about running a business since 2005 and what an education! I can't believe everything that is involved in operating a successful business. I now have much more respect and empathy for small business owners everywhere!
R&M Yarns takes pride in the fact that when you call, you will talk to a "real" person....no machine asking you to punch a button for this and a button for that! R&M is a small business, but we have earned a reputation for great yarns at great prices and fast shipments. I always try to take time to speak with our customers about their yarn needs and help them make decisions if asked. Frequently heard comments from our customers include... "Wow...I can't believe I got my yarn order so fast!" and "Thank you for taking time to help me decide what yarn I needed to purchase for my project."
When I'm not out buying yarn or following up on a new yarn source, I'm working with the everyday business aspects of R&M or teaching weaving classes in our Studio.
R&M Yarns focuses on supplying yarns on cones for our weavers and machine knitters. We no longer will be offering knitting or crochet related products.
Beginning January 2019, R&M's physical store will be "open by appointment" only. However, orders can be placed anytime through our website and will be filled within 3 business days (excluding holidays and sales events). Customers may also call the store Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone) to place orders or ask questions. If no answer, please leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Phyllis Narus
(written by Mr. Williamson) R & M Yarns began in October 1978, with a prayer and $1000. The first load of yarn was hauled in a dump truck to a warehouse 30' X 40', it had no walls and just a dirt floor, it was really cold.
R & M kept growing, and within 6 months we moved it into a chicken house. Within a year we moved again. This time to a real building, with a concrete floor and a loading dock. This was in the little town of White, Georgia.
God really blessed us in this venture and before we realized it, the business had grown bigger and better. Again, we needed more room, so we had to move. This was our third move. A new 10,000 sq. ft. building. Sales more than doubled, and we needed more space. We had to add on to the building, making a total of 20,000 sq. ft.
In 1998 we sold the 20,000 sq. ft. building in Cartersville, GA. For the 4th time (and we hoped the last), we moved again to a 21,000 sq. ft. building in Adairsville, GA. Now with a 15,000 sq. ft. showroom, with over 60,000 lbs. of yarn on display, R & M offers over 200 different kinds of yarn, with a total inventory of 250,000 lbs.
The main reason for this move, was to cut our overhead to a minimum, so we could continue to offer our customers quality yarns at the lowest prices possible.
(Weldon passed away in September 2006.)