Area code 30340 is an interesting zip code. If you were to ask someone who lives or works in area code 30340 what the name is, you’d probably get one of several answers. We have long called our original location the Doraville store. Frankly, that is what we’ll continue to call it.
So what is it? Doraville, Atlanta, Chamblee, Peachtree Corners, Norcross or Mechanicsville. The fact of the matter is that all these names are accurate. 30340 is a zip code that even stretches over two counties: Dekalb and Gwinnett counties. The US Postal service confuses matters by simply labeling 30340 as Atlanta. Even Google has trouble from time to time and wants to locate our store, which has been at 6884 Buford Highway… 2 miles Outside the Perimeter… They want to pinpoint our store inside the Perimeter.
As Peachtree Corners was going through the process of becoming a city, the largest city in Gwinnett County, we started wondering if our Doraville location would be pulled into the new city limits. Early maps even suggested that the city was going to grab up a few of the southern side of Buford Highway businesses. It did trigger some ideas in my marketing mind that we could begin to label ourselves the first or oldest hardware store in Peachtree Corners. Hey, it’s true. If I wanted to, I could probably point out the fact that our Doraville store was around before any of the big box stores (even Atlanta founded Home Depot.) In fact, one of the original Orange Big Box stores was also on Buford Highway just a couple miles south of us. It has closed (of course it moved) We’re still here. Just another example of our commitment to the community.
Right now, our Doraville location is seeing tremendous growth in our outdoor power equipment business. We’ve got people coming from all over metro Atlanta to this store. Our Doraville store is easy to get to because of its proximity to 85 and 285. We’ve got people who come from Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Marietta and beyond because of the knowledge of our staff and the inventory on hand. Our equipment, parts and service are unmatched in the city of Atlanta. Most people know that if we don’t have what they need, we can generally get it from one of our other stores or the manufacturers in a matter of days.
Our True Value Hardware business in Doraville is still one of the best places to go in the city for hard to find hardware items. Our fasteners, plumbing, and electrical departments surprise most who come in. On top of the products we sell, our people know what they’re talking about and can help you get in, get out and get back to your job site fast.
I recently had a chance to talk to several of the guys who work in Doraville. These are some of the actual people that you will deal with when you come to our store. Bruce and Steven are two of the nicest guys that you will meet. Take a minute and meet these two guys.
That’s the key. Our people. Homeowners and business owners in the cities that surround us have placed trust in the locally owned business that has been here since 1955. We’re all about building longterm relationships with our customers. Next time you’re in the middle of a tough project or just want to see service in action, come try out our Doraville location.
Howard’s True Value
6884 Buford Highway
Doraville, GA 30340
Phone: (770) 449-1819
Fax: (770) 449-5940
Manager: Cary Jernigan
Howard Brothers Equipment Company
6894 Buford Highway
Doraville, GA 30340
Phone: (770) 449-6500
Fax: (770) 449-6939
Manager: Jeff Mitchell