The Kines Motor Company and Builders Center are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month for November. Ron Phillips, left, is the Manager of the Builders Center. Jim Kines, right, is the owner and Sales Manager of Kines Motors.
Kines Motors boasts of being a small dealer with a low-pressure sales environment in which purchasing decisions are unforced. Kines offers the local agricultural industry the equipment, parts, and service needed to manage a successful farm, he says. The company’s three major brands include New Holland, Kuhn, and Bush Hog.
Owner/ Manager Jim Kines is a native of Barbour County with forty-plus years in the equipment business. “The ups-and-downs in farming in our area strongly affect our business,” he says, “I think I understand our customers better than most. I would like to thank the farmers who feed the world for the important contribution they make to our economy. We hope to make their work a little easier by what we do,” he says. “Call on us if you are in need of parts, sales, or service.”
Builders Center is Barbour County’s only full-service business providing building materials, such as doors, windows, cabinets, hardware, plumbing, electrical supplies, tools, paint and floor coverings. The company is proud of its service-oriented employees who boast many years of experience in helping customers and who provide prompt delivery service as well, Phillips says.
Manager Ron Phillips is a Philippi native and Management graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College. He was employed by Builders Center since he was in high school. He is a Past President of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, President of the Philippi Development Authority, a member of the Barbour County Board of Education, and is Chairman of the Board of the Mount Vernon Memorial Church. He received a Directors Special Award from the Chamber of Commerce in 2008 for service to the community.