2015 Indie Awards Now Accepting Nominations!

For the fifth year in a row, Independent We Stand hosts the Independent Small Business of the Year Award – “The Indie Awards.” The Indie Awards aims to recognize locally-owned businesses and all they do for their communities and their customers. This year, the winner of the Indie Awards will receive a prize package valued at $10,000.

Any locally-owned and operated business in the U.S. can enter or be entered into the contest. Anyone is eligible to nominate a business including business owners themselves.

Howard Brothers actually won the first Indie Award back in 2011 and are happy to support Independent We Stand. Check out their site and get involved in #buylocal.


Ventrac Rough Cut Video with Doug Howard

We recently had a customer who was interested in some further training and information on how to best use the Ventrac in a rough cut environment. This gave Doug Howard the opportunity that he was looking for to do some clean up on a property around the corner from our Duluth, Georgia store.

Doug spent a few hours clearing an area under a power line. Some of the debris was 4-7 foot tall and had everything from weeds, to grass, to small trees, to (as you’ll see in the video…) silt fence, linoleum flooring, drain pipe…

This was Doug in his element!

Check out the video for some great tips/tricks from Doug on how to best attack a project like this.

As you see, it would take multiple people, multiple days doing this by had with trimmers and bush cutters. The Ventrac tackled it with ease in a few hours. Doug was able to expertly work his way through the lot using all his senses to search for problem areas and danger spots.

For more info on the Ventrac, visit one of our stores or fill out the form below so that we can get our Ventrac Salesman to contact you.


I am interested in the Ventrac Compact Tractors and am interested in more information and possibly a demo.
Doug Howard Rough Cut Demo with Ventrac Compact Tractor

Doug Howard Rough Cut Demo with Ventrac Compact Tractor

True Value Bargains of the Month – September 2015 – Part 2

Whoa! I was fooled again by the corporate overseers at True Value. I thought we had 1 group of three Bargains of the Month for September… but it seems that I was wrong. There are THREE other items. These also have nothing to do with the other. AND THEY DON’T END IN ‘ER!

In defense, these are supposed to be on sale during labor day weekend and after… but we’re pulling them out now. You have all month to get these items at the sale prices.

Let’s see them.


True Value Bargains of the Month – September 2015

For September, 2015, there are three True Value Bargains of the Month. I tried to figure out a creative way to present these in a manner that would tie them together, but I think someone at True Value Corporate is on to my game and decided to pick three really obscure items that REALLY have nothing to do with each other.

Fertilizer, Freshener, and Ladder. See I even tried to figure out a synonym for ladder that started with an F. I guess someone decided that we could make these the “-er” items.

Let’s look at them: