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.
The DeRonne family continues its seven decades of hardware heritage by stocking life-simplifying hardware and home goods in the largest of the DeRonne True Value Hardware stores. Overcome childhood fears of the Canadian flag to eradicate autumn leaves and spruce-up down-spruced lawns with the help of a Green Thumb 24-inch rake ($9.49), 3-pound bag of fall-mix grass seed ($9.49), or weed and feed fertilizer ($10 for 5,000 sq. ft. of coverage). A Master Tradesman 8'x10' multipurpose tarp shelters moisture-sensitive goods from the elements ($8.99), and the shop's selection of Michigan-made products, such as Carhartt clothes, helps support and promote in-state manufacturers.
Since 1986, American Rent-All has been chartering high-quality tools and equipment to assist with party planning and home improvement projects. Avid grillers gearing up for spatula-flipping season with wrist exercises and condiment stockpiles can bring in empty fuel tanks for a propane refill. Parched tanks are refueled by American Rent-All’s helpful staff and then returned to their owners for a summer of sensational searing and intense kebabathons. Bring in propane tanks at your convenience during regular business hours.
Hachman Farm Supply equips Temperance-area households with tools, fuels, and food for pets and livestock. In the store's aisles, Kent Feeds bags brim beside lawn and garden supplies, tools, and petroleum products. The store also houses an RV and propane-filling station, a boon for barbecue chefs tired of cooking with helium only to watch their steaks float away.
Each Oasis Hot Tub Gardens location offers at least 14 private rooms with temperature-controlled tubs, each depicting a different vacation spot. Retreat to the distinguished air of Isle Royale, bask in Vancouver's aqueous ambience, soak sore bones in the indoor atrium, or enter enlightenment in the Japanese-inspired garden. There are indoor and outdoor hot tubs for moistened loungers of all seasonal preferences, and each private garden comes replete with a multi-channel music system with an MP3 player option, an enclosed dressing room with shower, soap, and towels, plus free romantic air donated by the mother of all nature, Mother Nature.