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Wow, I can’t believe that it has been over 100 days since we opened the doors on our fourth outdoor power equipment store in Alpharetta. It’s hard to believe that it has been 70+ days since we did the official “ribbon cutting ceremony” on the new store.

We are so proud of the new location. The team in Alpharetta definitely represents our family well. They personify the statement that we’ve made many times that “Equipment Experts Don’t Wear Aprons.”

Alpharetta Howard Brothers Team

Alpharetta Howard Brothers Team

After opening the doors up in Alpharetta we have had incredible response from the community. From day one we had long time and loyal customers who would drive to Duluth for equipment needs, parts or service, but now they are able to receive the same level of customer service closer to home or their businesses. We are really excited about their continued growth.

That all being said… Did you see some of the pics from our grand opening?

I had forgotten that it was actually snowing at the Alpharetta store on the morning of March 22.

Snow falling at the Alpharetta Howard Brothers Grand Opening - March 22, 2013

Snow falling at the Alpharetta Howard Brothers Grand Opening – March 22, 2013

The light snow quickly disappeared as we kicked off the grand opening.

Scag and Echo were on hand

Mal McEwen, a North Georgia Chainsaw artist, was on hand both days using his many Echo chainsaws to carve up some amazing pieces of art.

Mal McEwen has a few Echo Chainsaws

Mal McEwen has a few Echo Chainsaws

We even had Mal carve the official ribbon that we would later cut. Amazing job.

Mal McEwen working on the Grand Opening Ribbon for Howard Brothers Alpharetta

Mal McEwen working on the Grand Opening Ribbon for Howard Brothers Alpharetta

Up Close

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Fire to make the logos pop

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Finished product. Just need to cut it now.

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Admit it… pretty cool to cut the ribbon with a chainsaw.

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Safety Glasses or Goggles? Oops. We forgot those.

John and Doug Howard on hand for Ribbon Cutting. Photo Bombed by Local Chamber Representative

John and Doug Howard on hand for Ribbon Cutting. Photo Bombed by Local Chamber Representative

Customers young and old becoming fans of Howard Brothers, Exmark, Walker and Scag.

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Mal McEwen also cut us a couple Bears during the weekend. One of them is gonna find a permanent home at Cambridge High School (Home of the Bears)

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680theFan and Chuck Oliver was on hand on Saturday to give away an ECHO PAS Combo Kit. It was fun to talk with him about local sports and his passion for local businesses.

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Chuck Oliver from Atlanta Sports Talk 680 The Fan

Chuck Oliver from Atlanta Sports Talk 680 The Fan

The weekend was a little wetter than we had hoped, but it was still very much a success. I guess the best thing that can be said about this official opening, is that… WE’RE OPEN! If you’re anywhere near Alpharetta, John’s Creek, Milton, Roswell, Cumming, East Cobb, Woodstock and need lawn power equipment, parts or service, we’re ready to impress you and win you over as our long time customer.

Come say hi!

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