James Macco, Founder of Macco's Floor Covering Centers, Has Died

Green Bay, WI, May 20, 2020-James Macco, founder of Macco’s Floor Covering Centers, died May 4. 

In 1958, Macco opened a Gambles hardware store in De Pere, Wisconsin. He grew the hardware store to include TVs and appliances as well as floorcovering. In 1976, Macco sold the hardware store and opened Jim Macco and Sons Carpet Warehouse with his two eldest sons.

He grew the carpet business, adding several locations in Wisconsin, changing the name of the company to Macco's Floor Covering Centers. The firm now employees over 250 full-time plus hundreds of subcontractors in six locations in Wisconsin, one location in Florida, a commercial division servicing the Midwest and a transportation company to manage their truck fleet. 

Macco’s was one the first retailers in Green Bay to be computerized, and one of the first to link computers together in different cities. Pre-Internet, Macco bought dedicated telephone lines from Green Bay to Sheboygan and Marinette to link his stores together. 

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