Mayer for National Home Improvement Month!


the Rocheteriat Ok, so I'll admit it - we may not have cable TV at home, but I do love sneaking a peak of HGTV and BRAVO with all of the real estate, home decor, and designing shows on them whenever I can (this means on a plane, in the homes of family members, or in waiting rooms). And I am not a particularly talented person when it comes to fixing or building things in my own home, as I would rather pay the expert their due wage for the knowledge and experience to do it. I figure this will save a lot of time of actually going through the process and messing it up myself.

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But with every May comes National Home Improvement Month. And until you've owned your own home, it's probably something that has never even registered on your celebration calendars. Heck, one can hardly classify it as a celebration when it most likely means money/time/energy/patience flowing out the door. Just like everything though, you'll want to maintain your property in good shape or you'll want to spruce it up a bit - like actually getting things up on a major focal wall that has never been used before.

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So here's our pitch from the Rochesteriat, from my wife and I as city residents, and as owners of a home in the city -  and no, this is not a paid advertisement or a sponsored post.  Before you make your way out of the city to the Big Box retailers to fix up anything, make sure to stop by Mayer Hardware for great, personalized customer service.

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This is a family run business that has been around for 40+ years by the Green family. This is ALL that they focus on. It's a neighborhood institution. If they can't answer your questions, certainly the high-schooler-just-hired at Big Box store-X won't be able to without someone telling you to "Google it".

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So this month while you're making some changes to the home or anytime during the year that you need some hardware, stop on down to Mayer Hardware and ask for Tom, Dennis, or any number of the very helpful crew there. I know I am not alone in my sentiments for Mayer, as they have quite a following that spans the decades.

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And, if you're interested, this is what Mayer had helped me with. They helped me find the right hardware to hang an entertainment center on drywall.

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Did someone say that we needed an IKEA here in Rochester? I thought I heard rumblings of this, but it could have been the Facebook page I am thinking of. Oh, and West Elm Rochester - yes, very excited.

Jason2Jason is co-Founder and Editor of the Rochesteriat. It's been said before, but I vote Mayer for Mayor in the next election.Think about it - they could literally help fix our city and do it in such a helpful manner! Check out more @theRochesteriat or Facebook.


Mayer Hardware: a staple in the community



Mayer Paint and Hardware 3 For many residents and business owners who live and work around the Cobbs Hill, North Winton and Browncroft neighborhoods, they know of a little gem that gives off a friendly, local "mom and pop" vibe that contrasts a world flooded with Big Box retail chains - that's Mayer Hardware. Pronounced the same way as the elected official in city government, this family-run business has been going for nearly 40 years by the Green's and we're sure many would say that their stamp on the community has certainly been worthy of "mayor" status.

double Mayer What started as one small complex on this city block, has now turned into a couple of buildings and over 5,000 square feet of space - what they like to call a "super store on a city block".  Mayer wd-40 With everything you need from the basics of WD-40, super-glue, and car maintenance products...

Mayer Chain …to chains, nails, screws, and other hardware...

Mayer shovels …to the seasonal items like shovels, ice scrapers, and other items so necessary to battle the cold here in the city.

Mayer Valspar Many people are surprised to see that the paint department is quite extensive offering Valspar, Benjamin Moore, and a wide selection of spray paints...

Mayer Paint and Hardware 2 …and even offering a little inspiration with their services and goods.

Mayer 4 Keys at Mayer Have you been meaning to get a key copied to be prepared for that one-time emergency? Well Mayer Hardware certainly has the selection of blanks for your specific key.

Mayer popcorn We were invited into Mayer Hardware by long-standing employee and General Manager, Dennis McCarthy, who told us that he and his 8 other siblings work or have worked for the store. This is truly the family-friendly environment, backed by not only the Green's, Dennis and his siblings, but also by our favorite: the popcorn machine. Free popcorn is available to patrons when they come in and shop around the store. Dennis said jokingly that the community can come in and enjoy the "Mayer Lunch Combo", the only items on the menu being popcorn and coffee, served fresh, everyday.

Dennis even treated us to some of the historical photos of Mayer Hardware from decades past - Enjoy!

The following photo credits: Mayer Paint & Hardware

Mayer GO Grand Opening 1972

Mayer front Storefront in the 1970's

1980 front Mayer Storefront in the 1980's

Mayer Hardware is known in the community for its friendly, personal attention that it gives to its customers. Add that to the selection you receive at Mayer, and there might be no reason to leave our city for a Big Box retailer where you could spend hours trying to find what you're looking for. We're all for it - support local, support our neighborhoods, and support the city of Rochester.

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