Busy Beaver Assumes Ownership and Operations of Three Sons’ True Value Hardware in Minerva, Ohio

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — May 2019 – Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver home improvement retailer has assumed ownership of Three Sons’ True Value Hardware at 16400 Bayard Rd, Minerva, Ohio. It will become branded as True Value of Minerva. It is Busy Beaver’s 24th location in its portfolio of stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, and the company’s third True Value branded store. Busy Beaver joined the True Value co-op in 2015.

“We’re thrilled to become a part of the Minerva community and to build on the legacy of this store as the premier hardware retailer in the area. At True Value of Minerva, customers can expect to continue enjoying the outstanding, friendly service and full line of products that Three Sons’ True Value became known for. In addition, customers will also benefit from our “We Care” pledge, which is an unwavering commitment among all our employees to provide legendary customer service and expert assistance,” said Joe Kallen, chief executive officer, Busy Beaver.

Owners Dave and Lori Ables started Three Sons’ Hardware in 1974. In 1998, they moved the business to a newly built store at its current location. In 2013, the store was completely renovated to the Destination True Value format. In 2014, they expanded their product line and added an outdoor Garden Center with bagged mulch and live plants in a 30×70 greenhouse. The store includes 15,000 square feet of interior retail space with a warehouse, office, and the greenhouse.

The store will be Busy Beaver’s fifth location in Ohio. The retailer just announced the May 24, 2019 opening of a new store in the Calcutta/East Liverpool, area and has been operating other locations in Ashtabula, Canton, and Salem.

In addition to the recent opening of Elkins, WV and its upcoming Calcutta, OH opening, Busy Beaver is expanding its footprint into central Pennsylvania with openings planned for Chambersburg, PA and Red Lion, PA in the fall of this year.

About Busy Beaver:

Busy Beaver was founded in 1962 with three lumber yards located in Clairton, Verona and Carnegie, PA. The company quickly expanded and began opening full-line home improvement centers throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Currently, Busy Beaver operates 23 stores in three states, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia; and employs more than 550 people. In September 2013, Busy Beaver began operating under new, local ownership. The company is committed to providing legendary customer service and a customer-centric in-store experience at each of its neighborhood home improvement centers.


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