Contributing to local commerce isn’t new territory for the Howard family. In 1925, Edwin Howard’s in-laws founded a small grocery in Doraville, which he took leadership of 30 years later. After gaining experience in that business, he decided to expand the family’s venture, and in 1972, he opened the first Howard’s True Value Hardware right next door. Now, after more than 35 years and currently under the ownership of Howard brothers John and Doug, the hardware store keeps shelves stocked with more than 100,000 hardware items, tools, and home-garden accouterments from the likes of Carhartt and Honda, as well as charcoal grills from Big Green Egg, wood pellet grills from Traeger, and a line of propane grills with tanks they can fill in-store. For sports enthusiasts, they're an authorized YETI Cooler and Tifosi Eyeglass Dealer.
Building materials, including adhesives and mason tools, lighten the burdens of home-improvement projects, and a constellation of hand tools relieves the hassle of hiring a beaver to chew its way through 2”x4”s. A full stock of interior paints helps customers brighten the hue of living quarters, while a sturdy pair of jeans from Carhartt helps them to withstand the wear-and-tear of maintenance projects or slow dances with rose bushes.
We hope you dig our online perennial plant catalog, including hundreds of daylily, hosta, and groundcover varieties. Some plants are offered individually, some in multiples of up to (25) plants, others in flats or trays of (18) to (72) plants.
The friendly tool experts at Direct Tools Factory Outlet help customers to negotiate the store's huge inventory of new, reconditioned, and factory-blemished hardware from brands such as Ryobi, Homelite, and Milwaukee. Items are priced at a reduced rate, giving purchasers extra money and a brand-new stockpile of hardware to construct a time machine to go back and impress an early hominid with a Dirt Devil Scorpion 7-amp hand vacuum ($29.99) or a factory-blemished Ryobi One+ Lithium-Ion compact drill ($127.99). Each product carries a warranty of at least one year, even the reconditioned items, which had to get back in shape with pushups and burpees to earn their warranty ribbon.
While his wife weaves together boughs to craft holiday wreaths, Dan Skelton draws on more than 20 years of horticultural experience to tend to freshly cut fraser firs. Strolling through an aromatic forest of evergreens from North Carolina, guests choose a tree of the perfect height and width to fill a lonely living-room corner or barricade Scrooge's front door. The fragrant plants festoon festive abodes in a variety of sizes, from 6-foot-tall present shelterers ($40+) to 10-foot-tall ornament hogs ($125+). Revelers augment holiday spirit with 24-inch wreaths hand-woven from emerald branches of fresh pine. Holiday gifts and décor nestle inside a cozy cottage, and visitors gather around a fire to warm chilly fingers by roasting marshmallows, sipping steaming mugs of hot cocoa, or sharing baby photos of their mittens. For every tree sold, GardenWright Nurseries makes a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation.