Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

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Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

Postby jimh » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:12 am

My local Evinrude dealer, Lockeman's Hardware and Boats on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit is celebrating their 100th year in business at the same location. Evinrude recognized this achievement with a nice plaque.

Fig. 1. On display at Lockeman's Hardware and Boats is this nice plaque from Evinrude congratulating the store on its 100th year of operation.
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There aren't many outboard engine dealers that have a 100-year history of retail operation, and from the same location. Many aspects of Lockeman's operation are still done the old-fashioned way: honest, reliable, personal service.

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Re: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

Postby Masbama » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:02 pm

That’s incredible. Unfortunately it is rare in today’s business climate

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Re: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

Postby rtk » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:53 am

That's fantastic congratulations to Lockeman's!

They were very courteous and helpful to me when I was selling and shipping my E-TEC 90 from New Jersey to a buyer in Michigan. Made the transaction a breeze on my end.

I can certainly see how they have been in business for 100 years based on my experience with them.


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Re: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

Postby Don SSDD » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:53 am

Great to see old fashioned service still exists and you are lucky to have this business in your area Jim. 100 years is a long time.
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Re: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

Postby Hoosier » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:51 pm

I think Lockman's is what a dealer should be. We've been to several continuousWave get-togethers at Lockman's. I can't say enough good things about them. If you're within a couple of hundred miles of them, it's worth the drive to get the care you deserve.
1978 Outrage V20 with 2004 Suzuki DF-115. 1992 23 Walkaround with two 2010 Yamaha F-150s.