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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We’ve mentioned many times before that new fuels with various amounts of ethanol are causing havoc on small engines, but did you hear the latest news about ethanol / E15 fuel and what AAA and 10 car companies are saying about the fuel?
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?
I love this video that our friends at Georgia Boot made. Check it out:
Most people know that we are authorized dealers for brands such as Exmark, STIHL, Walker, Ventrac, Echo, Honda and Scag. There are a lot of other brands that we represent that don’t get talked about as much, but they are still a big part of why the commercial landscape professional considers Howard Brothers the “goto” place in Atlanta.
I had the opportunity to help a gentlemen at our Doraville store today. He needed eighteen 1 inch by 6 inch bolts. He had a new piece of equipment that he was setting up. He was using the fasteners as reinforcements to some legs that had been destroyed in shipping.
Did he call first to see if we had them before he came over? No. He knew better.
I am sorta worried about posting this video today as I am certain that there will be a few views that happen tomorrow on New Years Day. I just hope that I don’t cause too many headaches and cause people to fall over from dizzyness
Most of the United States and including Georgia have been in a drought for the past 10-20 months. It becomes more obvious when you drive up to our Oakwood store and see the condition that Lake Lanier is in. Head a little further north to Lake Hartwell, and you’ll also be amazed at how low the lakes currently are. Those of us closer to metro Atlanta are sometimes late to realize the problem. In fact, this past year in the landscaping industry, lawn growth was so great that if you were to ask others if we were in a drought, they’d probably say no. Our trees would tell a different story though.
Last year, during Christmas, we delivered between 12-20 Big Green Eggs to customers in the area. We’re gearing up for another busy delivering schedule later this week.
If you’ve been into our Doraville hardware store recently, you will recognize that we’ve been making major changes down there. Our original store and location has seen a LOT of change in the area over the years, but at the same time, we still try to offer the same level of service that we always have. We’ve had to adapt as the area has changed, but that is one of the things that makes any small business successful.
We really want to welcome the spanish speaking community to our Doraville Hardware store. Our team is now more prepared than ever to help when communication is a concern. We’re actually starting to see many of these customers use our ship to store service from True Value. They can order online at TrueValue.com and have the item shipped to our store with no delivery charge. They can shop when they are able, and pick up when convenient.
Our Doraville store is still one of the best hardware stores in the city to find ‘hard to find’ items. The Doraville hardware store has one of the largest fastener sections around. We have really odd plumbing fittings to fix any home or commercial plumbing project. We have a huge electrical section. A great paint department.
And of course, next door in our Outdoor Power Equipment showroom, we have an incredible team that is knowledgeable on new equipment, can help you with any parts need and our lawn mower and power equipment service department in Doraville is the best also.
We hope that you give us a try.
Es el tiempo para beneficiarse y ahorrar. ¡Nosotros podemos ayudar!
¿Necesita nueva herramienta? O ¿desea el regalo perfecto para aquella persona especail pero no tiene tiempo para ir de compras? No se preocupe. Esta a su alcance por medio de nuestro programa Ship-to-Store, es decir, Enviar-a-Tienda. Simplemente vaya a la pagina de truevalue.com, navegue el sitio haste encontrar lo q desea. Cuando este listo para finalizar su compra, haga clic en “Find Store” bajo “FREE Shipping” (Envió gratis) para escoger nuestra tienda Howards True Value Hardware Doraville GA donde recogerá su compra. ¡Es así de fácil!
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