Fagan’s Crossroads celebrates 40th anniversary
A longtime Siloam Springs business has reached a major milestone, celebrating 40 years in business on Saturday. Fagan’s Crossroads held a celebration on Saturday to mark 40 years since opening their doors at their original location on Mt. Olive Street.
Fagan’s Crossroads, located at 1521 E. Main Street, started under the name “Coast to Coast” when it opened in 1977. Its owners, Lloyd and Barbara Fagan, moved to Siloam Springs earlier that year from Caspar Valley, Calif., where the pair operated another store of the same name. In 1989, the store’s name changed to “Fagan’s True Value,” and the current moniker was picked up in 2003.
“I fell in love with Siloam immediately,” said Lloyd.
The couple identified Siloam Springs as a potential place to do business after searching for a market closer to Lloyd’s parents, who lived in Green Forest. After visiting, Lloyd said he was taken by the downtown and the creek especially. The Chamber of Commerce also worked with the Fagans, ultimately persuading the pair to settle in the Northwest Arkansas town.
“We’ve watched this town go from 7,000 to 15,000 people,” said Barbara. “Many changes. Many, many.”
The Fagans have planted themselves in the community during their time here, and gave back to the community through groups like the Chamber of Commerce, where both served terms on the board, and the school district,
where Barbara tutored students at Southside Elementary School. Lloyd also served the school by chairing the Curriculum Advisory Committee.
“We’ve enjoyed working with the people here,” said Lloyd.
The pair have also raised two children, Mike and Kelly, who are both veterinarians. Mike has moved to work out of state, but Kelly still works in Siloam Springs, Lloyd said.
Fagan’s Crossroads sells power equipment in Siloam Springs, and provides technical support after purchase.
“Best equipment you can buy, best service you can find,” said Lloyd.
And over the past few years, the Fagans have worked to make sure their equipment comes from quality sources.
“Practically everything that we sell is made by family-owned companies, made in America,” said Lloyd.
Fagan’s Crossroads staff posed outside for a photo during the power equipment retailer’s 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday.
Fagan’s Crossroads held their grand opening in 1977. Homer Bynum cut the board, and Lloyd and Barbara are shown on either side of him, with their children, Mike and Kelly.