C-A-L Ranch Stores was founded in 1959 in Idaho Falls, ID, by Clinton, Allen, and L. Wayne Murphy. They used their initials “C-A-L” to create their brand.
Our first store, located in Idaho Falls, ID was called C-A-L Ranch & Farm Supply. The store had less than 3,000 square feet and the primary products sold were tillage tools and hardware. Due to the store’s popularity, it was relocated to a 6,000 square foot building in its second year of operation. That same year, a second store was opened in Rexburg, ID. C-A-L Ranch Stores continued its expansion in 1967 by acquiring the stores of Farm & City in Blackfoot, Pocatello, and Burley, ID while simultaneously expanding its merchandise assortment to include apparel.
In 1972, C-A-L Ranch relocated the Idaho Falls store again to its present location which features 34,000 square feet of retail selling space. On June 8, 1998, C-A-L Ranch Stores opened the first Utah store in Logan. Between 1998 and 2002 the company opened additional stores in Spanish Fork, American Fork, Farr West, Tooele, and Cedar City, UT. They further expanded into the West Jordan, Vernal, Layton and St. George, UT markets between 2008 and 2012. C-A-L Ranch Stores entered Nevada in 2008 with a store in Elko, another in Carson City in 2012, and Las Vegas in 2013. The company relocated its Distribution Center from Idaho Falls, ID to Salt Lake City, UT in 2010, but relocated again to Payson, UT in February 2013. Between 2011 and 2015, C-A-L Ranch Stores entered Arizona with stores in Flagstaff, Prescott, Show Low, Casa Grande, Laveen (Phoenix), Goodyear, Sierra Vista, and just recently completed their 26th store in Yuma.
After 55 years of successful retail business, C-A-L Ranch Stores has grown from a single store operator to a regional retailer with 26 stores in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona and a Distribution Center located in Payson, Utah. The company also opened its ecommerce store www.CALRanch.com in December 2012! While C-A-L Ranch Stores is no longer owned by the Murphy’s, it is still privately held and the current owners continue to operate the company with the same fundamental mission and value system.