Hartsville Lumber and Barns was founded in 1985 by Scott Kirkley. When the Kirkley's started the business, the building was just an acre lot on North Fifth Street with four employees. Since then, Hartsville Lumber and Barns has moved to 1113 N. Fifth Street, where the store sits on four acres and has over 20 employees. There is also a satellite store in Bennettsville, South Carolina.

The Hartsville location offers a wide array of products and strives to maintain personal attention to customers. The friendly and knowledgeable staff offers exceptional customer service to contractors, but primarily caters to the do-it-yourself customer.