True Value Bargains of the Month – June 2013

June 1?

No Way.

How is it possible that we are entering June already? Didn’t we just have Small Business Saturday Sales and Christmas Sales? Sure seems like it. Time has flown past in 2013. It has been a great year thus far!

This month there are 4 items that are official Bargains of the Month from True Value. This is the post in which I try to creatively tie them together so that hopefully you are convinced that you can not possibly continue without them. If you DO decide to come into one of our three True Value stores in Doraville, Duluth or Oakwood and get one of these items… let the guys and gals know that you read about these bargains on the Howard Brothers site and can’t live without it 🙂

Here they are… in no particular order:

27″, 3 Speed Tower Fan

It may not be hot yet, but the temps are beginning to creep up the thermometer. Before long, you can bet that the temps in Atlanta will be back to those 90+ degree days. This is a great fan that you can add to any room. It doesn’t require a huge footprint and these tower fans are much quieter than the old style pedestal fans.  On sale during the month of June for just $17.99.

True Value Bargain of the Month June 2013 Tower Fan

True Value Bargain of the Month June 2013 Tower Fan

5 Quart Jug of Motor Oil

This is an awesome deal. We always sell a BUNCH of these since our core business is Outdoor Power Equipment related, but we will also sell a bunch of these to guys and gals who like to change their own automobile’s oil. Get it in the regular types – 5w30, 10w30 and 10w40. Great price at $14.99 but you can also get a $5 mail in rebate with this deal! That brings the price down below $10!

True Value Bargain of the Month June 2013 Motor Oil

True Value Bargain of the Month June 2013 Motor Oil

36.8oz Roundup Concentrate Weed Grass Killer

Got weeds? Sure you do. This is brand name and known Roundup Concentrate. 36.8 oz for $21.99 and this item also has a $10 mail in rebate. This is a fantastic deal. Get some and keep it on hand for when you need to go to war with weeds… Because you didn’t get on a lawn schedule last fall.

True Value Bargain of the Month June 2013 Roundup Concentrate

True Value Bargain of the Month June 2013 Roundup Concentrate

38 Qt Wheeled Cooler

Let’s face it… It isn’t a YETI. But it is a great cooler. Good size for $19.99. You can still pack this baby with drinks, ice, goodies to take with you to the beach, lake, swim meets… Maybe you can come in to check it out and fall in love with one of our YETI Coolers instead 🙂

True Value Bargain of the Month June 2013 Cooler

True Value Bargain of the Month June 2013 Cooler

Alpharetta Power Equipment Grand Opening

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 Talks Ethanol with Howard Brothers

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:

 

Big Box Store’s Mower Parts Department

Cute, isn’t it.

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You do have to give them credit. At least the parts look up book is there, so that the kid who got hired this morning can stall until the customer gets upset and leaves.

Want real mower or lawn equipment parts help from experts who actually “work in that department?” Give us a call.