History / Timeline

B.A. Stringer Service Station

It All Started Here

In 1948, the B.A. Station was a true general country store. This was an all in one stop: Grocery, gas, and a general store. It opened in the early 1920s in Doraville, GA. 
B.A. Stringer Service Station

1955-01-18

Bank of Norcross Loan

John E. (Ed) Howard signed a $4000 loan with Webster Stringer with the Bank of Norcross.  

All store fixtures and merchandise located in store building at intersection of Buford Highway and Pleasantdale Road, formerly known as store and service station of Jasper Garner. Also loan deed to home place of Webster M Stringer situated on Pleasantdale road. 

What an amazing legacy made by Ed Howard to us all. He was a HARD worker and 

1955-01-18

1972-09-01

Joined The True Value Family

Howard Brothers joins the True Value Family. Growing the Doraville store a little more by building the Hardware store next to the BA Stringer Service Station.

1972-09-01

1987-09-01

Duluth Location Was Opened

1987-09-01

1999-04-01

Oakwood Joined the Howard Family

1999-04-01

2001-09-11

Remodeling of Oakwood Began

It was time to start expanding the Oakwood location. We were able to create a building that allowed for Hardware, Parts, and Equipment to share space on the sales floor. 

2001-09-11

2003-03-01

Alpharetta Location Was Opened

2003-03-01

2016-01-01

Athens Joined the Howard Family

2016-01-01

2020-10-01

Lula Joined the Howard Family

2020-10-01
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