Where We Work: Tryon Mountain HardwarePublished 10:55am Monday, March 19, 2012
Person featured:Danny Peña
Business: Tryon Mountain Hardware
Address: 2186 Lynn Rd., Lynn
Phone number: 828-859-9223
Operating hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m,.; Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Nature of business: Lawn and garden, hardware store
Principal Owner/Manager and title: Danny Peña
Year founded: 2000
Number of employees: 5
How’s business? With the warm weather it’s really picking up. Mostly lawn and garden items this time of year. People are also working on their decks and outdoor space.
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: That we sell more than just lawn and garden products. We carry power tools, hand tools, hardware, paints and stains, electrical and plumbing supplies, canning supplies and a variety of gifts. We carry high-quality products that are mostly made in America.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We offer lamp repairs, screen repairs, knife sharpening, key cutting and, most importantly, friendly customer service.
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Learn as much as you can. Make sure to put all your skills to work.
My first job: This is it, and I love it.
My role model (in business or in life generally): I have a lot of them. Both of my bosses, Jeff and Kim Clement. Warren Board, who is very knowledgeable, and Lionel Messi, international soccer star.
The key to a successful business: Superior customer service and to really know what you’re doing.