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Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:12 am
by jimh
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.

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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.

Re: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:02 pm
by Masbama
That’s incredible. Unfortunately it is rare in today’s business climate

Re: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:53 am
by rtk
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.

Rich

Re: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:53 am
by Don SSDD
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.

Re: Lockeman's Hardware and Boats 100th Year

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:51 pm
by Hoosier
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.