Talking About Hardware on the Software

I want to mention some great businesses in our valley. Mrs. Elecpencil and I have been picking up hardware, for the workmen who  are remodeling our bathroom. While doing this we have interacted with many of  our fine area businesses.

If you’re remodeling your bathroom the first thing you need is some ideas. That means you need to stop at Trumbull Industries showroom. It is located at 1040 North Meridian Road Youngstown, Ohio.  Your next stop should be at a place to find bargains on tubs, faucets, toilets, vanities etc. That would be at Trumbull Industries outlet store. It is located at 300 Dietz Road NE Warren, Ohio. They have limited hours but we got some very good buys there.

I purchased a tub surround and a few other items at Carter Lumber at St. Rt. 5 in Cortland, OH. The employees were most helpful and made sure I got all of the things we needed for proper installation. I was wondering how in the world I was going to get these large boxes of shower walls home. The salesman came to my rescue and said, “We’ll drop it off at your house.” You’re not going to get that kind of service at the big box stores.

I had a hard time getting an odd size door for my bathroom. The folks at Ace Lumber Co. 1039 Poland Ave. Youngstown, OH came to the rescue.  They ordered me a door that arrived within days.  A really nice store with some very helpful workers. I joined them in a conversation about some of the fine eateries in our valley. A union carpenter friend tells me this is one of only two stores he shops at for hardware. The other one is Banner Supply E. Indianola Ave. Youngstown, OH. They also have a store in Warren at 1415 North  Park Ave.  The shingles for my roof came from Banner. They are a knowledgeable bunch with decent prices.

Before you head to the big box stores check out these stores where the contractors buy. They’re all fine businesses that have been in our valley for years and have earned your support.

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2 responses to “Talking About Hardware on the Software

  1. JJ

    Thanks, Jim, for the support of some very fine businesses . I have, at one time or another been to all of them, and as you say, they are good places to do business with. On another topic, war. Yes, war is hell and most often it is the results of Greed and economic wants. I served in the Navy(1960-1964) and had some interesting and wonderful experiences(lucky not to go to Vietnam). Happy Memorial Day to all. JJ

  2. elecpencil

    Thanks JJ. Thanks for your service.

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