In 1955 Edwin Howard purchased a small grocery store in Doraville which was started by his in-laws in 1925.

In 1972 he branched next door and established Howard’s True Value Hardware. The second hardware store opened in Duluth, GA in 1987 and now also houses the Outdoor Power Equipment Headquarters. The Just Ask Rental Store in Doraville opened in 1996. The Oakwood Store in Hall County was purchased in April 1999.

John and Doug Howard are the owner/operators and invite you to visit any of our locations and experience some real customer service. Their team is experienced and prepared to help you solve problems. Please contact John or Doug any time. They can help.

About Our Business

We have what you’re looking for: Answers. Our team of sales associates are ready to solve your problems. We don’t just sell you a specific product; we listen to your problem, ask questions, and provide options to make your life easier. We want you to be successful with whatever project you are working.


Convenient locations all over Atlanta and North Georgia.


We’re here when you need us.


Our team has real experience and wants to help you be successful.

Premium Products

Products we believe in and stand behind.

Hard to Find

If you can’t find it, let us try for you.


Trusted by professionals and homeowners who want professional results!
We have 5 locations in Alpharetta, Athens, Doraville, Duluth and Oakwood. Each store is unique to its community and the people we serve. Within our Power Equipment stores, we carry premium brands such as Cub Cadet, Dixie Chopper, Echo, Exmark, Honda Power Equipment, Honda Generators, SCAG, STIHL, Toro, Walker Mowers, and Ventrac.

In our True Value Hardware stores, we sell brands such as Agrisel Lawn Chemicals, Benjamin Moore Paint, Big Green Egg, Carhartt Boots, Dewalt Power Tools, Georgia Boot, Makita Power Tools, Milwaukee Power Tools, Traeger Wood Smoking Grills, Yeti Coolers

We also offer a full service small engine shop of any make and model, as well as warranty work for all the major brands of equipment we sell. Our stores all have the largest parts counters in the area with both OEM and aftermarket equipment parts.