In January, 1976 Elwood and Joan Housand purchased Central Hardware and Supply Company, a popular full-line hardware store that had operated in Moncks Corner since 1950. After having spent 30 years in the wholesale hardware business, Elwood’s first retail decision was to associate with True Value, enabling Central to combine its buying power with thousands of other True Value stores. By so doing, Central was then, and is now, able to offer its customers a wide variety of merchandise at highly competitive prices.
Central True Value’s business values were established early on: focus on customers as individuals and continuously improve the facility and operations.Twenty-five years and three expansions later, including the addition of lumber and building materials, Central True Value relocated to its current site, opening in the spring of 2001.The Housands’ daughter, Lynn, and sons Greg and Kevin are involved with daily operations and work with a first-class staff of over 50 individuals who live in local communities and who represent over 200 years of Central True Value employment and hardware, building materials, and customer service experience.
During the first quarter of 2011 Central completed a total interior remodel project, updating the store to True Value’s “Destination True Value” sales floor layout, interior décor, and merchandise selection concepts.True Value offers the core departments of plumbing, electrical, hardware, automotive, housewares, lawn and garden, and paint. They specialize in sporting goods, a full-service garden center, drive-through lumberyard, rental equipment, and seasonal goods. And, please be assured that while much at Central True Value is new…their goal today is the same as it has always been…to remain a viable Berkeley County business whose success is founded in its responsiveness to you, the customers…and by adding truevalue to your shopping experience.
Stop by Monday-Saturday from 7am-7pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm, or call at 761-8588.