A couple of days ago I mentioned that I was selected as one of the bloggers to work on the DIY Blog Squad. I am so honored to be included in such great company, but as a member of the freshman class, there are much more seasoned members of the squad, many of which I’m sure you’re familiar with.
This is the local True Value Hardware in Metro Louisville. It’s not in my neighborhood, but it’s in a great area of town, and you can tell the employees are like one big happy family.
I enjoyed perusing the aisles of Keith’s Hardware, finding some of my favorite products, like Krylon, and Gorilla Glue! I love that I can buy screws by the pound. They end up being a lot cheaper than what I usually buy.
This is Faye ringing up a nice customer. He generally brings them fresh baked pies.
After looking around, I told them that we needed a picture… there were a few moans and groans, but they’ll get use to the blogger in me always needing to take pics. From left to right, Bill, me, Faye, Dave, and Doug. Doug is the newest member of the Keith’s Hardware family.
Doug looking at Jacob in a curious manner.
Chris had been hiding out during the group picture, so I had to track him down.
On my second visit, Emily (Keith’s daughter), Doug and Steve. Steve was knowledgeable about helping me select a paint for my chippy (lead based paint) garage door.
The friendly folks at Keith’s have over 122 years experience in the hardware business, many have been there 8+ years, some even as far back as when the store opened on October 15, 1984. Bill remembers the date well, because his youngest son was born that day and he missed the grand opening. He also told me that there are 4 couples who have been brought together and married through this neighborhood store.
The most surprising thing I found out while visiting the store is all the items that they rent out. (see the bubble by the flamingo’s wing?) A man was returning a pressure washer, while another was renting a huge drill bit. They rent things like ladders, wheelbarrows and more! You see, Keith’s is committed to helping their customers DIY, one way or another. If you don’t have a place to store a ladder, just stop by Keith’s to rent one.
Do you have a neighborhood hardware store like Keith’s True Value Hardware? It’s not like the big box stores, they’re family!
I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.