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It’s only mid-November, but “Christmas” has been in some stores since at least Halloween… or it seams like LAST Halloween :)

For most Americans, however, serious holiday shopping doesn’t begin until Thanksgiving Weekend. On Black Friday, the day after (or even on) Thanksgiving, stores will open early (or very early) with incredible bargains to draw customers to their doors. Although internet shoppers aren’t restricted by store hours, many wait until the Monday after Thanksgiving (dubbed Cyber Monday), to start online shopping – after having had plenty of time to compare prices in the local stores before deciding if online shopping really is the bargain it appears.

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Have you seen the CBS show, Undercover Boss before?

UNDERCOVER BOSS is an Emmy Award-winning reality series that follows high-level corporate executives as they slip anonymously into the rank-and-file of their own companies. Each week, a different executive will leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their corporation.

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Hey Atlanta and North Georgia! Have you been thinking of getting a generator in case of storm or power outage?  Amazed by how quiet the RV is at the camp site? Now’s the time to act and get yourself a Honda Super Quiet Generator. Reliable power for work, home and play!

From now until December 1st, you can “See Honda Red and Save Some Green!”

From now until December 1st, you can get up to $200 off a Honda EU Series Generator. They are super quiet. Reliable Power for work, home and play.

But wait… there’s more.

Using the True Value Credit Card for financing, you can purchase the generator after November 27th and get no interest till January 2016!

Early Christmas Present?

Give us a call or email us if you are interested.

Howard Brothers Alpharetta – 770-754-4114

Howard Brothers Doraville – 770-449-6500

Howard Brothers Duluth – 770-476-3006

Howard Brothers Oakwood – 678-450-0500


The leaves are beginning to fall which means you’re likely beginning to dread the chore of raking those leaves.

Or, you could blow them.

Don’t let yard work be hard work. Ideal for cleaning up leaves and debris on walkways or driveways around the home, the new powerful, low emissions BG 56 C-E handheld gas leaf blower features the STIHL Easy2Start™ system, making starting virtually effortless. Designed with a specialized stop switch and semi-automatic choke lever, the blower automatically resets itself to the run position while helping prevent accidental flooding for smooth starts.

And right now, you can save $20 when you reserve the blower with STIHL Express!

For a limited time, save $20 when you reserve the BG 56 C-E blower online for in-store pickup.

When you order your blower online with STIHL Express, it will be ready for pickup at one of our 4 stores – fueled, tested and ready to run. Your discount will be applied at the time of your purchase. This offer is only good while supplies last, so don’t wait – reserve yours today!

STIHL BE56 C-E on sale





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What a great event!

The 32nd Annual Duluth Fall Festival was held the last weekend of September two weekends ago, and Howard Brothers was a major sponsor of the festival and was once again there in Man’s Corner serving the community. We felt that this year was one of our best displays and we had really good conversations with folks. Our team of Howard Brothers employees were easy to spot.

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We were decked out in Safety Green T-shirts (yeah, they look yellow, but the official Gildan color name is safety green.)

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One new addition to our display this year was one of our new 20 foot enclosed and wrapped trailers. It made a great backdrop for our area. It was also functional as customers could walk through and look at some of the power equipment that we brought.


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We had the Big Green Eggs and Traeger Wood Pellet Smokers fired up. Smoke was in the air. Various samples of food were coming off the grill, and as quick as we could prepare it, it was being eaten.

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And we had a Dewalt Power Tool Demo station and timed challenge. A lot of folks played with power tools.

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Also, Walter Reeves was back at the festival this year. He was in Man’s Corner for 2 or 3 hours talking about gadgets and gizmos for your yard. We actually took note of a few of the items ourselves… possibly coming to our stores soon.

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And of course, our truck was highly visible. We even made commemorative festival shirts this year with the truck on them.

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We spoke to a lot of folks about the Honda Generators that were on display. Actually, we spoke to these folks over the near no noise of the super quiet Honda Generators. The new EU7000 is unbelievable how quiet it is.

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It was stressful. It was labor intensive.

But we love it.

We love talking to old friends and making new friends.

We’re about relationships… not transactions.

Go find that passion at a Big Box. You won’t.

See you next year. We’re already committed to being back at Man’s Corner at the 33rd Duluth Fall Festival.

It’s interesting how color can impact us.  Color surrounds us everyday, and our moods can be changed by color. True Value Paint has just overhauled its paint centers and color pallets, and we have changed out the color centers in our stores in Doraville and Duluth. As an aside, why did we not change it out in Oakwood… well, there’s exciting news coming soon about our Paint Center in Oakwood… It will B MORE INCREDIBLE news.

Paint is an easy and economical way to transform your house into a home. The colors you choose bring out your personality and style making it your own.

Inspiration, for transforming your home with color, can come from many different places. The possibilities are endless! A favorite fabric, a flower or a beautiful rug that caught your eye – ALL can provide the basis for your paint color selection.

Find the designer in you. Always use the colors that you love. Whether your design style is steeped in tradition or totally modern, find a color as individual as you.

Look at the Psychology of Color:

  • Red: Exciting, Passionate, Dynamic and always on trend.
  • Orange: Fun, energetic, vibrant, and warmest of all colors.
  • Yellow: Happy, optimistic, welcoming and the first color the eye sees.
  • Green: Spirited, peaceful, balanced and the color of nature and growth.
  • Blue: Calming, refreshing, soothing and a universal favorite.
  • Purple: Stimulating, mysterious, sophisticated and is elegant yet never predictable.
  • Brown: Friendly, soulful, comfortable and is considered stable and grounded.
  • Whites: Clean, creative, classic and can be used in every color pallet.
  • Black: Powerful, sophisticated, stable and at its strongest when paired with white.
  • Cool Neutrals: Balanced, practical, formal and creates a modern feel.
  • Warm Neutrals: Reliable, wholesome, inviting and creates a sense of comfort and stability.

Lighting can also affect the paint color of your room. Always make sure to look at your color sample on your wall at various times during the day and evening. Observe it under natural light and artificial light from lamps and overhead lighting.

True Value’s Beauty by Design color pallet can handle small jobs or large. One room or your entire house. It provides simple solutions for all your painting needs.

Let our Hardware Associates in Doraville and Duluth win your painting business.

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We even have a MOOD Quiz for you to take to select your color!

Paint Mood Quiz