History of M & M

Sterling and Grady Hudgins opened the first M & M Building Supply in Port Haywood in 1997. The father and son were contractors in the area, and knew there was a need for a well-stocked lumber and hardware operation to serve local builders. That first store was named for Sterling’s young daughters, Madeline and Morgan.

opening picture of 4 adults


In 2010, Sterling and his wife Kathryn Tatterson heard that a Do it Best store in Hartfield was slated to close. They had both done business with the store the past, and quickly decided to buy it. After refreshing its inventory, the couple returned the store to full operation. 

Sterling and Kathryn opened a third M&M location in Mathews in the spring of 2019. Both Madeline and Morgan – namesakes of the company – work in the family business. Morgan is the Office Manager for all 3 locations and Madeline is the Store Manager at the Port Haywood location. Their brother Ray, who is still in school, works part-time at the stores, too.