PILOT MOUNTAIN — Foothills Hardware and Building Supplies is holding a grand opening event on Oct.1.
Previously called Discount Builders Supply, the store changed ownership last February. The new owners, Taylor Baker and his wife Leah, have made a number of changes to the business, including adding four new employees in the past month. “We have worked on remerchandizing and added a design center, so now we want to reintroduce the community to our business,” said Baker.
Growing up with a family owned hardware store, Taylor spent over eight years working for a hardware supplier before purchasing Foothills Hardware. “I love helping customers solve problems, and want to create a true home center,” said Baker.
The new design center displays out-of-box products, so contractors and home owners can view products in use. Foothills also offers tool repair, propane filling, and an expanded lumber yard. “We are driven by customer service,” said Baker, explaining that new products are added by customer request.
The grand opening event will last all day Thursday with vendors on-site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available, and a live blue grass band will perform.
“We are cleaning up the side lot to add a lawn and garden department next spring,” said Baker, explaining that the business will continue to grow and evolve as long as they own it. “We want to be part of the community, providing good products at a fair price.”
Located at 1285 West Dodson Mill Road, Pilot Mountain, the store is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact the store at 336-368-3000.
Diane Blakemore may be reached at 336-368-2222 or on twitter @PilotReporter.