MECHANICSVILLE, Md. – Stories that Mechanicsville Building Supply is shutting its doors at the end of October after 55 years in business are not correct according to the son of the owner.

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department shared a Facebook post announcing the closing of the business on Tuesday.

“After 55 years, the Mechanicsville Building Supply will be closing. They were the “go-to” place for a lot of folks including our fire department and will be greatly missed.

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank Mr. Sonny Hill for all the donations given to the department over the years, especially around carnival time. Mr. Hill’s help and kindness allowed the department to complete projects without delay.

We also want to thank his family and staff for assisting this department and the citizens of Mechanicsville for the last 55 years. The Building Supply was one of the few places left in the neighborhood where you could have an “open tab” until your project was complete. Best wishes to Mr. Hill, family, and staff in their future endeavors.”

However, Chris Hill, son of store owner Sonny Hill, said “We are not closing as of this time. Nothing is finalized, there is no decision.” Hill said reports of the closing are a misunderstanding.

Hill said the store had been bombarded with calls after the post. The post was shared over 200 times and several media outlets picked up the story.

Well-wishers wished owner Sonny Hill good luck in his retirement and expressed sadness at the closing of another local business.

Chris Hill said he would know more about the future of the business in a week to 10 days. “As of right now, nothing is changed.”