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Father's Day with Howard Brothers, 104.7 The Fish Atlanta, Makita Power Tools and LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands

We’re partnering with 104.7 The Fish at LanierWorld Family Fun Park at Lake Lanier Islands Resort for CELEBRATE DADS DAY.

We’re celebrating Dads from all over Atlanta and giving them FREE ADMISSION with the special coupon below.

Father's Day with Howard Brothers, 104.7 The Fish Atlanta, Makita Power Tools and LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands

Father’s Day with Howard Brothers, 104.7 The Fish Atlanta, Makita Power Tools and LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands

Howard Brothers and Makita will be onsite that morning to offer hands-on demonstrations of popular cordless power tools from Makita. Also, dads will have the opportunity to compete in the Power Tool Triathlon. Dads will be timed and have to complete various handy tasks with some cordless tools… with some help from the kids… to determine who is the best Handy Dad in Atlanta! The grand prize is an LXT218 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit from Makita. There will also be other prizes for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place participants.

(and there will be t-shirts… Everyone likes a free shirt!)

You’ll still have to pay for parking ($10.00 per vehicle), but you’ll get a great deal on admission and be able to enjoy all the fun things LanierWorld has to offer for the entire day.

LanierWorld on beautiful Lake Lanier is Georgia’s ultimate summer destination. LanierWorld has three sections: Sunset Cove, Big Beach and Family Fun Park.

  • Over a half-mile of white, sandy beaches
  • Dive-in family movies on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Live entertainment at Sunset Cove and Big Beach all summer long
  • A variety of dining options including Sunset Cove Beach Café and the new Gianni’s Italian Bistro and Pizzeria
  • Over a dozen wet rides, slides and attractions including Wild Waves, Georgia’s largest wave pool
  • LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands..its THE Ultimate Family Fun Destination!

Right-click on the coupon below and save it to your computer.
Print one copy off for each dad in your group and bring it with you to the park.
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Matt Beverly, Howard Brothers, Alpharetta, GA

I recently had an opportunity to talk with Matt Beverly, the location manager for our newest store in Alpharetta.

Matt talks about the various brands, such as Exmark, Echo, ScagWalker and Honda that they sell over in Alpharetta. He also talks about the experience of the team in Alpharetta.

These guys in Alpharetta are ready to form long term relationships with our customers, whether they be home owners or business owners of landscaping companies.

Give the guys in Alpharetta a call or drop by and see them.

Howard Brothers Equipment Company
5860 Gateway Drive Alpharetta, GA 30004
Phone: (770) 754-4114
Fax: (770) 754-4116

 


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Matt Beverly, Howard Brothers, Alpharetta, GA

Matt Beverly, Howard Brothers, Alpharetta, GA

Leatherman Rebar

This is a very neat app that Leatherman put together on their Facebook page for Father’s Day. It is a quiz that will result in the perfect Leatherman for the dad in your life. (Hint… it also serves as a great place for you dads to drop hints to your kids and wives… well, wife. Hopefully there is only one.)

It is actually a pretty creative quiz. You should check it out if only to read through the questions and figure out what the perfect Leatherman for YOU is.

We think that every man should have a Leatherman tool. He should carry it around with him and be prepared for any task that needs a tool. You can get a lot done or fixed with a Leatherman.

We stock a HUGE selection of Leatherman tools at our stores in Duluth, Doraville and Oakwood. So when you get to the part of the quiz results that tells you to “choose a retailer” Think SMALL. Think LOCAL. Think HOWARDS!

Take the following quiz and then come into one of our stores to get that perfect gift that dad wants.

Leatherman Father's Day Gift Finder

Leatherman Father’s Day Gift Finder

By the way, my perfect Leatherman… was the Rebar. Anyone want to get me one?

Leatherman Rebar

Leatherman Rebar

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

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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Clark Howard discussing Ethanol in Fuel

Consumer advisor, Clark Howard recently did a story on Ethanol in Fuel and how it affects small engines like lawn mowers, string trimmers and other power equipment.

Clark Howard (no relation) spoke with our service manager, Joseph Milligan, about common service issues that we see and how having an awareness of how the fuel is acting can help prevent damage to your equipment. He also spoke about the benefits of using an ethanol free fuel like SEF in equipment that you don’t use as often as others.

We’re very excited that Clark decided to talk about this issue because it is HUGE in our industry. You must develop a healthy fuel hygiene. You can not store and use gas in your small engines like you used to.

Check out the video: