One thing I have learned is that good friends have other good friends. This is a series of stories about “friends of my friends”. The post below is the story for November 8, 2015.
My goal in 2015 is to learn or get re-acquainted with 365 people and doing a daily post on the “the friend of a friend” is helping me get closer to my goal.
On Friday Night the conversation at the UNCP at Wake Forest University Basketball Game turned to UNCP Men’s Basketball Coach Ben Miller doing a lot of TV commercials for Lumberton Chevrolet. Lumberton Chevrolet is owned by Bill Shotwell. In the commercials Ben and Bill debate who is going to blow the whistle in each commercial.
That conversation got me to thinking of another businessman who uses local media to advertise his business. That man is Lindsey Locklear. Lindsey and his entire family are important pillars in the Pembroke community. Lindsey and his family own Pembroke True Value Hardware.
(l-r) True Value CEO Lyle Heidemann, Pembroke Hardware owners. Lindsey Locklear & Janice Sheffield, and Board of Directors member Brian Webb being presented “Best Hardware Store Award” by the franchise.
Lindsey commercial hook is “Why go anywhere else”?
Lindsey is the son of Mr. Curt Locklear. Mr Curt has he was known had a business called Pembroke Hardware for 40 years located on a corner of West Third Street in Pembroke, NC. Mr. Curt Locklear had a dream that was for his business to have a new space, a place to provide to provide the Pembroke community and the region with an upgraded retail experience in a hometown environment.
Mr. Curt and his wife, Catherine, raised nine children: Janice, Cathy, Nancy, Curt Jr., Milton, Marcia, Stephen, Lindsey and Anthony. Mr. Curt Locklear has passed away but his legacy still lives on in our community.
Mr. Curt is sitting in the front row third from the left.
Area outside of Grace P Johnson Stadium is named in honor of Mr. Curt and his wife Catherine Locklear.
In 2006 his vision became a reality and Pembroke Hardware moved to its new and current location on Highway 711. I often marvel at the size of the new store. I am willing to wager there are not many True Value Hardware stores that have their footprint.
The move to the new and larger location didn’t diminish the same hospitality and friendliness you’ve experienced when it was located in the heart of Pembroke. From home projects to commercial applications, Pembroke True Value Hardware can get you fixed up.
Lindsey Locklear is the General Manager today but there is a third generation working in the business. Lindsey son and Mr. Curt Grandson Ian is part of the family business.
The Friend-LINDSEY LOCKLEAR-standing to the right of the ladder.
The Friend of the Friend-IAN LOCKLEAR
Ian Locklear has a very successful collegiate career as a golfer. Today he assisting customers and contractors with lumber and building materials at his family business. Ian also does building quotes and creating special orders for the many customers the True Value Hardware business has. The store includes a massive sheet rock and lumber storage facility.
During his college career as a golfer he was part of a conference championship team. In 2012 he and his teammates received PBC Conference Championship rings at a UNCP Football Game.
Ian shown below
Ian closed out his senior year by being selected PBC Conference Golf of the week in March 2014.
If you want to meet good people stop in at Pembroke True Value Hardware-“Why would you want to go anywhere else”.