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.

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So the Super Bowl is this Sunday. Yes, most of us are still upset that the Falcons lost against the 49ers… that means that many of us vowed that we would not watch the Super Bowl and that we don’t care who wins… well, we all know that is not true. This Sunday, parties all over Atlanta will be happening as the Super Bowl is the 2nd biggest event that involves EATING in America.

With eating comes meat. With meat comes smoke. With smoke comes the Big Green Egg or Traeger.

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Howard Brothers Service Counter Duluth Georgia

We are gearing up for spring, which means that we’re taking care of some projects that we’ve been wanting to work on in the store for the last few months. Like 2011, there wasn’t much of a winter lull in business. The commercial landscaping industry in Atlanta is still firing on all cylinders. February is when we have our biggest sales event of the year (and we’re really excited about what we’re planning for this year on February 13.)

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Our stores in Alpharetta, Doraville, Duluth and Oakwood can sharpen any chainsaw chain.

Believe it or not, but in 2011, we sharpened over 2000 chainsaw chains. That’s a lot of teeth!

Close your eyes and do some visualization with me. You pull out the chainsaw that gets used two or three times a year. You put on your chaps, goggles and helmet. You make sure everything is oiled and lubed up. You may have even called your neighbor and bragged about the tree you’re about to cut up just to see if he has something that needs a trim. Then you pull the cord.

If it is any brand other than a STIHL, you prime and choke and pull the cord and repeat. Finally, it fires up. You release the brake and proceed to place the bar to the tree. “Is this thing cutting funny?? It isn’t cutting on its own. I’m not even sure it is cutting at all…”

Nothing is more frustrating than getting ready to use your chainsaw and realizing that the chain is dull. Perhaps even a tooth or two are missing. What do you do?

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