McKnight Hardware

The staff at McKnight Hardware: Pam Armfield, Mark Armfield, Don Sipe, Floyd Duncan, Bert Alverson, Carolyn Alverson, Michael Alverson, John Venable, Brandon Shown, Ashlynn Alverson, Brian Willard

Phone: (336) 273-1943

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday

What makes your business special?

“Customer service is probably the biggest reason people come here,” says co-owner Bert Alverson. “We develop a relationship, a trust with customers and then they tell other people to come here.” His brother-in-law and co-owner Mark Armfield agrees. “Most of our employees have been here 20 or more years, so we can maintain that experience and deep knowledge base. That’s really how we stand out from the big box stores,” Armfield says.

What’s the best thing about running a business in Guilford County?

“McKnight Hardware has been here 67 years, and we’ve just had a lot of support,” Alverson says. “We have people who remember shopping here with their grandparents or parents.”

And now, business operations are being handed down to the next generation. “We grew up here,” says Armfield. “We know a lot of people and are involved in civic activities. We’re proud to be a family business and a part of the community. It’s a team effort.”

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