It all started when a man walked into a bank.
This man was Ernest Milton Patrick, and after 23 years of working in another chain store he decided it was time to open up a store of his own. He opened his first store in 1971 in Oglethorpe, GA it was a small store called “Handy Stop”. Wanting to make the stores to have a more personal touch he and his wife Ruthel, brain-stormed and decided to merge their names and thus “Rubo’s” was born. The shamrock was added to the apostrophe to honor the Partick Irish heritage.