Carr Hardware Expands Again; Acquires Lee Hardware
Bart Raser from Carr Hardware along with Amanda from HR joined Slater and Marjo to discuss multiple job opportunities that exist within the company. On the heels of that news comes that Carr is expanding!
In a dynamic acquisition that unites two longtime Berkshire hardware families for generations, Carr Hardware is purchasing Lee Hardware. Strengthening its footprint in Lee, Carr Hardware expects to close its acquisition of Lee Hardware on September 27th.
Carr Hardware will continue operating as Lee Hardware True Value with no interruption in service to the many loyal customers who depend on the store for their home improvement needs. In business since the 1940s, Joey Scapin who has owned and been running the store since 1991 will stay on to ensure a smooth transition.
“In making this decision, it was important that the qualities I value for my employees, customers and community continue. I am confident that uniting our two family business legacy will do just that. It has been an amazing 30 years with the support from the community and employees of Lee Hardware. I am honored to have served your families and businesses over the years and am looking forward to some new life adventures, including seeing you while shopping at the store.” said Scapin.
The store will retain management, store personnel, and shoppers will still find their favorite brands like Benjamin Moore, Scotts, Weber, Husqvarna and more. Down the street, Carr Hardware will also continue to operate a sister location. With plans to increase and differentiate products in both hardware stores, customers will have a broader range of shopping opportunities.
“I have enormous admiration for Joey, Courtney, and their family’s business. We have been respectfully competing for 80 years. They run a great community-focused store with strong brands and friendly local folks-- both of which will continue. ” states President of Carr Hardware, Bart Raser. “ Leveraging our strengths, the amazing staff, and expanding the business will bring more offerings, a well-organized shopping experience, and even better pricing.”
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