Thursday, February 04, 2016
Humphreys family buys The Candy House, expansion possible
Debra and David Humphreys (TAMKO’s CEO) have signed a letter of intent to purchase the assets of The Candy House from owners Terry and Pat Hicklin with a goal of continuing and perhaps even expanding the Candy House business.
"We are truly honored to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of The Candy
House, which has been a part of the Joplin community experience for decades,” David Humphreys said.
“Like TAMKO, The Candy House will continue to be family-owned and operated here in Joplin. My memories include the excitement as a kid getting candy with my grandmother and then as an adult with my own kids on special occasions,” Humphreys said. “Kids of all ages have grown up with the treats from The Candy House and we look forward to continuing that kind of fun.”
“The Hicklins have done a wonderful job growing the Candy House name and business not only in Joplin but in the four-state area. We look forward to adding our efforts for continued growth and hope to add additional jobs as we consider expansion of The Candy House operations.” Business will continue with minimal disruption at the downtown Joplin location.
About The Candy House
The Candy House has been providing quality chocolates to its loyal customers since 1970. Since humble beginnings in historic Redings Mill near Route 66, a tradition was started and perfected. Only the finest ingredients go into Candy House products. The quality will bring you back to a sweeter and simpler time. Today, the factory and candy store in located in downtown Joplin, MO at 5th & Kentucky where folks can come by for a tour and delicious samples.