Business Profile: Minerva True Value

MINERVA, Ohio — One of the best things about shopping at a hardware store in a small community is that customers get even more than they pay for. In addition to the purchase, they get the personal attention that can’t be found at all those big stores.

At Minerva True Value, their business is more than selling you a hammer and nails, it’s keeping you satisfied and meeting your needs.

Their business slogan is: Minerva True Value — Start right. Start here.

“Minerva True Value strives to continuously bring in new products to make their customer’s lives easier and more enjoyable,” said owner Jill McDermott.

“For 34 years we have focused on the needs of the Minerva and the surrounding area residents, changing with the trends and often being ahead of the trends. We have also kept in mind that we all want personal service and help getting our home improvement questions answered.”

The store certainly has all the “old school” equipment needed for your projects, but also makes an effort to stock the newest products on the market. Minerva True Value wants to keep you working, while making your job the easiest it can be.

Among the newest products Minerva True Value offers are:

— Carhartt work dry shirts for men and women, They guard against moisture and help control odors, so you can keep working longer and feel comfortable.

— Grass seed that is coated with a product to help it hold moisture, so it will germinate more evenly. This gives you a nice, full yard, even if you forget to water it once in a while.

— New paint formulas that still ensure a good look and are safer for the environment. New paint brushes and tools make the job easier.

— A wide selection of compact fluorescent (CFLs) bulbs to help you save money every day.

— Better weed killers and insecticides in easier to use containers, so you get the job done faster and more effectively.

— A line of natural air fresheners in jars and sprays that are very effective and not harmful to kids or pets.

— Organic products for the garden to get rid of weeds and insects.

—The newest Weber grills and accessories.

If you’re a customer who wanders into Minerva True Value not knowing exactly what you need, no fear. The staff is experienced and knowledgable and will fix you up in no time. And these days, good service like that is hard to find.

“True Value continues to hire experienced people and have enough of them on hand to provide the great service we all need to get back to our projects quickly,” said McDermott.

“Continuing to provide the great service we used to get everywhere, may not be new or innovative; but it’s what the customer wants, so it’s what we do.”

You’ll find Minerva True Value at 16400 Bayard Road, off Route 183 on the north side of Minerva.

The store rewards customer loyalty with its True Value Rewards Card, where customers can earn money back on their purchases.

The store is open seven days a week — Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can reach them by phone at 330-868-7709 or by fax at 330-868-7700.

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