If its full name––Two Fat Guys Summerfield Ace Hardware––isn't a clue about this store's unconventional nature, maybe its pet shop is. Or perhaps that distinction belongs to its owners' related endeavor: not only do Rick and Smokey inspire ambitious homeowners with rows of home-improvement implements, but they also encourage handiness by taking to the airwaves with a weekly hardware radio show. Summerfield Ace Hardware also doubles as a U-Haul Center, and animals are welcome, especially if they're able to drive a U-Haul but also if they just want to sniff around the pet shop. Prepping for barbecue season is a cinch on these premises: in the words of Rick and Smokey, "With a name like the Two Fat Guys you might expect that we have a complete grilling center and we offer assembly and delivery." Salespeople are trained to answer nearly any home-improvement question their customers ask, and a wide selection of hardware, paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies shares space with gifts, home decor, and housewares.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
Steve's Flowers and Gifts is your Family Owned and Operated Local Indianapolis Florist. Since 1973, we have been providing the Indianapolis and surrounding markets with the Freshest Flowers, Unique Designs, and Gifts for any occasion or event. Our focus is to "Bring Personalization Back to the Floral Industry."
Since 1949, the floral experts at Andrews Florists and Grande Flower Shop, Inc. have pruned and posed fresh blossoms into festive arrangements. Customers can enliven hallways with the dark leaves and red petals of a traditional poinsettia, replacing previous decorations of Thanksgiving cornucopias or Halloween spider nets tangled with mummified candy bars. The 6-inch plant comes tucked inside wrapped foil and tied with a bow, which can double as a holiday decoration or finger skirt.
A member of the Indiana Propane Gas Association, Allied Appliances, LLC has been supplying local residences and businesses with propane gas and tanks, lawn and garden power equipment, and gas grills since 1938. Technicians top off tanks of up to 20 pounds, providing fuel for appliances such as grills or fireplaces. Propane is nontoxic, virtually odorless, and a notably more efficient energy source than a tandem hamster-wheel generator. Although not part of this Groupon, Allied Appliances, LLC carries power equipment and accessories from top industry brands, such as Briggs & Stratton, Tecumseh, Weber, and Ducane.
Since 1987, Indiana Mulch & Stone has supplied central Indiana with everything necessary for creating scenic, eco-friendly outdoor spaces. The shop stocks bulk landscaping products such as recycled mulch and boulders as well as landscaping tools and outdoor fountains. The expert staff offer the same friendly, knowledgeable service to every customer, whether that customer is a professional landscaper or a first-time gardener.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.