Page 5 Tupper Lake Free Press Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Becker Team: Jeff Lines, Greg Jessie, Ray Shumway, Jason
Dattola, David Becker, Mark Becker, Tim Larkin, Rob Lines, Chad
Lines, Pete Lodewick
It was our pleasure to have played a role in helping you to
bring this wonderful new store to our area.Sincerely, Bob
R&C Becker ConstructionPark Street, Tupper Lake359-3932
To the Aubuchon Hardware Company:Thank you for the opportunity
to build Tupper Lakes new
Aubuchon Store...the largest store of its kind in the
companysfleet of over 100 stores around the northeast.
Your companys substantial investment in this communityis a
strong sign that better days are ahead for Tupper Lake.
BELLEVILLE & ASSOCIATES
42 Park Street, Tupper Lake- 359-3333
We salute the Aubuchon Hardware Company for investing in our
and providing us with a brand new and modern store.
Best of Luck from all of us at
Boulevard Wine & Spirits
Save-A-Lot Plaza, Tupper Lake 359-8233
Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thank you Aubuchon Hardware
and best of luck to you!
Paul MarounCounty Legislator &
Mayor of Tupper LakeThank you Aubuchon Hardwarefor your
to Tupper Lake!
Federal Credit Union280 Park St., Tupper Lake, NY 12986 (518)
Congratulations Aubuchon Hardwareon your Grand Opening!
Aubuchon Hardwares largest store in its company opens on Lake
Street the store is a lawn and no parking.
During planning board meetings here before construction started
last year, Aubuchon leaders were sensitive to the board members
concerns about parking spaces in front that would see patrons
backing out into traffic. Accordingly, all parking is at the side
of the store, and depending upon where patrons park, they use
either the two upper front entrances accessed by sidewalks or the
There is no direct access to Lake Street from the front
entrances by design.
Protruding from the front entrance and its canopy area is a pad
of concrete, surrounded by lawn, for the display of some of the
stores outdoor equipment.
Mr. Sauve, who has worked for the company for 26 years- twice
here for a total of 17 years and nine as the store manager in
Canton- explained that the new store has many new products and many
new departments that there wasnt room for in the former location.
The extra space has permitted the company to introduce some
products it has never sold before.
The store features a vastly expanded house ware department-
carrying everything from pots and pans to utensils to ceramic
cookware and microwave and toaster ovens.
The new store boasts four complete aisles of hunting and fishing
products. Its the envy of any fully-stocked sporting goods
There have been expansions too in the traditional hardware store
stock- like the Midwest nuts and bolts area.
The stores paint section is more than twice the size of the old
stores- anchored by the companys Benjamin Moore line.
The paint department features a decision area, according to Mr.
Sauve, a counter with lights above where people can view colors
under four different types of lighting to mirror the type of
lighting in a particular home or room, in order to pinpoint the
exact shade the homeowner is looking for.
Paint Specialist Joe Williams has been joined there by Ron
The store features a complete line of Carhartt outdoor clothing.
Theres also a new aisle devoted entirely to socks and underwear-
something absent in Tupper Lake in recent years.
Walking through the dozens of displays in the new store youll
see wagons and bikes for kids, bike supplies, a marine section, a
complete area for barbecues and grills of various types, various
types of domestic hot water heaters, a new lighting fixtures area,
bathroom fixtures, lumber and roofing supplies, home insulation and
lumber supplies. The local hardware store now sells storm
One aisle is devoted entirely to shelving and closet
The electric department now includes electric panels and
generator transfer boxes.
Over in the four aisles of house ware products you can find
supplies to put up pickles and various preserve products. Theres
even various kinds of laundry soap for sale.
Entering from the basement level, homeowners will find a brand
new line of Stihl outdoor tools and machinery, that compliment the
Husqvarna products the store here has always sold.
A good share of the lower floor is devoted to an expanded rental
area where customers can rent everything from a generator to a
miter saw to a jack hammer. Many types of Makita and Bostich power
tools have been added to the stores rental and tool line-up, which
has featured Black
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A large attractive staircase connects the two floors of shopping
at Aubuchon Hardware.
An extended sidewalk infront of the lower level entrance leaves
plenty of room for pedestrians and outdoor product displays.and
Decker, Porter Cable and Dewalt products of late.
Weve expanded our special order program, and now through our
expansion, many of the products we used to have to order for
customers, we carry in stock, Mr. Sauve said last week.
To the west side of the store is the expansive parking area-
where theres room for over three dozen vehicles and plenty of space
for the outdoor storeage of landscaping materials and decorative
When the real estate arm of the company purchased the site, it
also purchased the Greg Trombley house next door, which affords an
adjacent back yard for more outdoor storage of products.
The multi-stall storage garage which was not damaged by the fire
is now used by the store operators as a dry place to keep wood
In addition to the many aisles of products and displays, the
store features a spacious break room for employees, complete with
There are large storage areas on each floor- connected by a
In addition to Mr. Sauve as manager the store now employs
Assistant Manager Ted Cobb, as well as Joe Williams, Gary Milliser,
Robert Fox, Andrew Parks, Martin Hughes, Darlene Durbin, Nelson
Soucy, Matthew Beeman, Matt Bean, Brandon Duchaine, Dorie Sirois,
Bruce Anrig, Hope Whelan, Ron Philpott, Timothy Allen, Atreau
Jewell, Corey Burnett and David Johnson.
The company looked to local contractors to build its new store,
wherever it could.
The store was built by Bob Beckers R &C
Becker Construction of Tupper Lake.
Mr. Beckers skilled carpenters went to work inside the poured
first floor foundation on a frigid day in late January and worked
through one of the coldest
winters in recent years constructing the new show place.
They began with the interior walls of the basement
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