|Allen Business Group in Allen
Contact: John Hohenbrink
This is a well established local hardware store that has been in business for over 11 years. The store provides products and services to contractors and local customers. The business sells hardware, tools, paint, glass, lawn and garden supplies, power lawn equipment, specialty and seasonal items, and BBQ grills. They also provide complete lawn equipment service, repair, and rentals. This is the only local hardware store within 20 miles. This store has an excellent reputation within the community for providing exceptional customer service and quality products. They are chosen over the competition because of their great selection of merchandise with quality professional one on one service. This ?niche? neighborhood business is based on convenience, customer service, and brand recognition. The convenience and customer service approach thrives among the big box home centers. Very organized operations and purchasing power (belongs to a large co-op) help make this business a great buy and opportunity. New lines introduced in the last few years have a great potential for further growth.
Facilities: The store is located off of a major thoroughfare in the middle of the business district. The building has 9,000 square feet of space with a full service lawn equipment service shop with easy access. There is prominent signage and a large parking lot with room for building expansion. They also have secured exterior storage for seasonal items.
Competition: There are no local hardware store competitors in the town. They compete very well with the big box home centers because of their one-on-one customer service, brand name products, and competitive pricing. They also have a complete service and repair shop for lawn equipment.
Growth and Expansion: Potential growth areas include industrial outside sales, city and county contract bids, service to lawn companies, and expanding their BBQ grill business line.