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10 Reasons You Won’t Want to Miss Howard Brothers GearUp2017

Howard Brothers Gear Up 2017

25 Years!

That’s hard to believe, but call it whatever you want… Pro Day, 1 Day Sales Event, Gear Up… We’ve been doing this early spring sales events for Landscapers in The Atlanta and North Georgia area for 25 years!

It was 1992 that Howard Brothers held its first one day sales event. At the time, the landscaping industry in Atlanta was just beginning to take root. We held the event at the old Falcon’s Inn in Suwanee. Lawn tractors and push mowers were the big ticket items back then. At the time, we were a Toro dealer. Folks were using Snapper Rear Engine tractors to cut grass.

So much has changed, yet Howard Brothers has been providing the best products and product knowledge for professional landscapers this whole time.

Don’t Miss GearUp!

Here are the top 10 reasons why you DON’T want to miss GearUp

  1. Pricing on New Equipment – We aren’t kidding when we say that the best prices of the year are only available on 3/1/17. These are prices that often can not be advertised online or on a postcard or on social media. Know that we set pricing that we feel is the best around. In addition to Manufacturers Rebates and Howard Brothers Only Rebates… you’re gonna be happy with the price of your new equipment!
  2. Discount Pricing on Parts – While we do have some HOT BUY pricing specials on some specific parts (see reasons #3 through #6) ALL of our parts are 20% off on that day only. We will have landscape companies bring in a list of their highly used parts and purchase enough for the season or at least for several months. Any part you need… 20% off!
  3. Edger Blades for 89 cents! – Need we say more. Other than gasoline, there’s maybe nothing more ‘consumable’ in the landscaping industry than edger blades. On March 1st, you can get them for .89/each with no minimum quantities.
  4. Lawn Mower Blades for $9.99! – Other competition have their specials on blades specify, “as low as, or From” but all of our mower blades are on sale for $9.99. Need a Blade that is normally $30 or $40… yeah, it’s on sale for $9.99. No Minimums!
  5. 2.5 gallon Oil Mix Case Price for $69.99! – Get a case of STIHL 2 cycle gas oil mix for $69.99. 48 bottles to a case. There is a limit on this… 5 cases per customer only please.
  6. Walker Mower – $250 Instant Rebate – This one is a Howard Brothers Only Special… If you purchase a Walker Mower, we’re gonna give you $250 towards the purchase of any STIHL or ECHO equipment the same day.
  7. Glyphosate – Best Price of the Year –  You have weeds… if not now, you will. Weed Killer/RoundUp will not be cheaper than it will be on March 1st. Get some for the season. 2.5 Gallon containers = $44.88 and 30 gallon drum = $419.88.
  8. Manufacturer Representatives – Each of our stores will have representatives from our manufacturers on hand for you to ask questions, kick tires, help provide demo opportunities.
  9. New Products available. Howard Brothers is always on the cutting edge of new technology and equipment for our customers and for the landscaping industry. Come by and check out some of the new products that we’re starting to sell and will make your workday easier. (Have you seen the Stinger Go Barrow 9000?!)
  10. Food and a Shirt – We’ve been feeding people for every Pro Day / Sales Event from the beginning. Come and grab a chicken sandwich or two during lunch. Come early and grab a donut. Come late and take home dinner for your family. We like to eat. We may as well break bread together on March 1st. Regarding the shirts…OK, I get it. We all have WAY too many shirts that we will never wear, but we have a special shirt for this event that we’ll be giving away. Get in early and pick up a shirt. Wear if forever.

We have more brands than ever and more locations than ever. 2017 is already looking like it will be a fantastic year for landscapers in Atlanta. Fescue grass is already greening up and we’re already getting more homeowners looking at updating their equipment.

Now is the best time to Gear Up for Spring! Get your list of what you need, and we’ll see you on March 1st!


No Interest if Paid in Full by January 2018 – Holiday Special Ends 12/31

9kWant a Big Green Egg, Yeti Cooler, Traeger Grill or a Mower or backpack blower for Christmas, and just don’t have the cash right now? We can help you with that.

True Value Hardware Stores are now offering you another helping hand—the True Value Discover Credit Card. Consider it your right hand, the one that helps you earn money back in the form of True Value vouchers every time you shop. Compared to other hardware store credit cards, the True Value Discover Credit Card gives you more exclusive benefits.

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Traeger your Entire Thanksgiving

Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey on TraegerI don’t know why I haven’t thought about this until now. My wife asked me to plan on smoking a turkey on our Traeger for Thanksgiving. It’s not something that I’ve done before, but I can follow instructions… and Traeger makes it SO EASY to do everything else… I think I’ll smoke a turkey for us to take to our family gathering.

First step that I need to do is get a recipe. Traeger’s website is awesome. Easy to navigate.

I’m quickly able to find a recipe for traditional turkey.

But because I’m easily distracted, I spot a recipe for Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole sitting right beside my traditional turkey recipe. Oooh. That looks good.

And then right under that I see the mashed potato recipe and remember how good those tasted at the Duluth Fall Festival. And sitting right beside that is a green bean casserole that looks pretty awesome.

Soon, I’m scrolling through dozens of recipes that I could do on my traeger and have for Thanksgiving.

I mean COME ON… Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Step one on Traeger’ing your entire Thanksgiving… Get a Traeger.

Step two is the best part. You’ll start playing with it and you’ll feel empowered to do it all yourself. And the cool thing is… you’ll probably shock yourself and everyone at how easy it is.

Come check out the Traeger Grills at our Doraville, Duluth and Oakwood stores.

By the way, Just noticed that Traeger is doing a live event on their facebook page TOMORROW

Learn More Here: http://www.traegergrills.com/thanksgiving.html





Bargains of the Month – November 2016

November is upon us! We’re all excited for the holiday season around the corner, and we’re looking forward to starting the Countdown to Christmas next month. That being the case, we know there is also a ‘Countdown to Christmas Decorations’ followed closely by the ‘Countdown to it Being Socially Acceptable to Blast Christmas Music’. In the meantime, we’ll just have to settle for Top 40 and Dental Care Ads on the Radio.

Also, we can start cleaning up our disfigured Jack O’Lanterns and start scraping Snickers wrappers off of our doorsteps. Halloween is freshly over and we can finally indulge in all of the candy your children thought was for them.

With Thanksgiving on the way, fun family times are a’comin’ and you’ll need to be prepared for the impending passive aggression, and seating for about 20. Tables, chairs, placemats, doilies, the whole lot are necessary for a prepared house in this time of much eating.

These Bargains of the Month reflect preparedness – as they usually do. Here they are:

image-11 Gal. Master Mechanic Bar and Chain Oil

Before Winter hits, trimming down some limbs and trees could be on your to-do list. Making sure that your chainsaw is going to be ready for use or long storage is always important, because a failed chainsaw is no fun situation.

Making sure that your chains are properly lubricated is a must in any situation, from resisting sap build-up to keeping the gears pliable and moving freely. Storage is also safer as moisture will be deterred by the oil mix.

Keep some on hand for when you really need it.

Right now – and through the month – you can pick up a gallon for only $4.99.

image-318 in. x 28 in. Natural Coir Door Mat

After doing anything with oil or being outdoors, you need to make sure that you don’t bother the ole’ spouse with some muddy footprints and spare crinkled leaves from the most recent trip.

Nothing is better for that than having your holiday spirit let loose all over something you step on every day.

For that, we have our Winter and Holiday Themed Door Mats of your choice for $9.99. Come pick one up so you can drop it right before you enter your house.

image-5200-Ct. Mini LED Light Reel

As we get into the season of ‘Winter Wonderland’, us Georgians have to make up for the lack of ‘glistening snow’ with expansive light shows and trimmed door frames.

To do that, you need the heavy duty stuff. We have the heavy duty stuff.

When boxes of 40-50 lights go out of stock at the nearest Big-Box store, we have the neighbor-shaming, electric bill increasing, shiny new light rolls for the prepared hardcore decorator.

$14.99 is a steal for Weapons of Mass Holly and Cheer.


image-240-Lb. Bag Wild Bird Food or 20-Lb. Bag Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed

Since we’re getting into the season of giving, how better to start than taking care of our tree’s inhabitants? You might need to borrow some of that landscape for the light-hanging and making sure it’s good with our feathered friends is a good call.

The birds are having a hard time finding food now that the Fall is upon us, and it’s not too hard to help them out and be a good neighbor. Plus, they’ll come out to see you more.

$9.99 for either bag, both will last a long time through the rough cold.

image3 Step Fiberglass Type II Platform Ladder

Now that you’ve got the lights ready and the neighbors pacified, it’s time to get those lights up. Then you remember that you’re not quite 6′, and that is a problem when the fence is 7′.

You need something strong and light to haul all around your yard, and this is just the thing.

The fiberglass construction makes hauling it easy, and the extra few feet to your God-given height will be a necessary addition; it’s yours for $49.99 after a $10 mail-in rebate.

image-46′ Deluxe Folding Banquet Table and All Steel Black Folding Chair

Now that you’ve got the outside decorated and the yard fixed up, it’s time to prepare for the impending familial responsibilities.

You’ve got a house to fill with everything from weird uncles to rambunctious kids. That means you’re going to need some seating and a whole lot of room.

What better way to fill the space than with something you can pull out and put up in a spare closet? With foldable tables spanning 3 people per side, and All Steel Folding Chairs to complete the entire thing; that’s a recipe for success.

Tables are on sale for $34.99 and Chairs are on sale for $9.99. Both are foldable and will make your life a whole lot easier.

Come check out our Bargains for November at our Doraville, Duluth, or Oakwood stores; We’ll help you find them and make sure you’re set for the Season to come!

In the meantime, happy Thanksgiving.


Political Post? Nah… Let’s Talk BBQ

This morning, a few of us were talking about the craziness that is election politics. It’s been a constant conversation over the past few months, but as we edge closer and closer to November 8th, when we will discover who our next Commander in Chief will be, there is much uncertainty and angst.

But then someone said, let’s make election Tuesday better by cooking out that day!

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Benjamin Moore Arborcoat® Stain – Is It Still Stain?

Porches are a staple of any Southern Household. They hold the best friends, grills, and times from about May to August every year. They hold the necessities for a good barbecue or a family birthday party while the kids play down below. They’re almost part of the family.

At the same time, they take a beating from Georgia’s hot summers, raining streaks, and cold winters. We’ve all bore witness to some decks that have been.. erm… well-loved? Thoroughly used? It ain’t pretty.

That being said, you get to keep your porch a lot longer when you take care and protect it; Benjamin Moore has just the thing:

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Natura Zero VOC Paint by Benjamin Moore

Around our household we’ve got allergies. Not horrible mind you, but we’re all sneezing almost all the time. When I’m at the office and I’m talking to folks on the phone, I almost am always asked, “Are you sick?”

“No,” I reply, “I always sound like this.”

But even with all that, I have it easy. There are people who are severely effected by their allergies. Environmental allergens are a constant worry and concern. The addition of any fumes or smells are carefully considered.

Tonight as I was watching TV, I saw this ad.

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