By Dee Jason
AVP, Branch Manager, NMLS #662874
A true community store. That is what you’ll find at Johnson True Value® Hardware in Mt. Pulaski. Owner Doug Johnson knows how important it is to invest in the local area. His business is one that depends on and gives back to the community.
“That’s my philosophy,” he says, “I’m not an absentee owner. This is my livelihood. I’m always here at the store and actively involved in our town.” This is evidenced in Johnson True Value®’s commitment to supporting the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation, high school fundraisers, and various other local events and charities. A handful of their six workers have worked at the store for more than 20 years. The small town business “lives and dies by the community’s support,” says Johnson.
This little store packs a big punch. It looks a bit like a hybrid between a convenience store and full service hardware supplier. While considerably smaller than other big-box department stores, they fit an impressive variety of products into their 4,000-square feet. At Johnson True Value®, you can find what you need for plumbing, electrical, tools, paint, lawn and garden, firearms and ammunition, and even automotive care. The expert staff is available seven days a week to assist you, whether that means pointing you in the right direction or perhaps helping you think out that project you’re starting. They offer what Johnson calls “a convenient and personal touch.”
The next time you stop in for a box of nails or some paint, don’t forget that Johnson True Value® Hardware is currently offering 44 percent off greenhouse and nursery items through BaZing benefits that come with INB personal checking accounts. That includes fruit trees, shade trees, ornamental shrubs, roses, and perennials! INB personal checking account holders can download the BaZing app on their smartphone to use this amazing deal.
*Merchant offers subject to change without notice