The Lowe’s story began in North Carolina more than 59 years ago when H. Carl Buchan, part owner of the North Wilkesboro Hardware Company, envisioned creating a chain of hardware stores. At the time, Lowe’s was a typical, small town hardware store selling everything from overalls and snuff to wash tubs and work boots. Lowe’s even sold horse collars at its first store in downtown North Wilkesboro.
Carl Buchan later bought-out his brother-in-law and partner, James Lowe, and foreseeing the post-World War II building boom, concentrated on selling only hardware, appliances and hard-to-find building materials. By eliminating wholesalers and dealing directly with manufacturers, Lowe’s established a lasting reputation for low prices. Sales grew over time and additional Lowe’s stores opened in neighboring towns throughout western North Carolina.
The company went public in 1961, and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 1979 (NYSE: LOW). During this time, U.S. housing starts soared and professional builders became Lowe’s loyal customers, accounting for the majority of Lowe’s business.
In 1982, Lowe’s had its first billion-dollar sales year, earning a record profit of $25 million. Lowe’s stores then reported serving a new type of customer: do-it-yourself homeowners seeking to improve the value of their properties. Anticipating their needs while still accommodating contractors, Lowe’s began to enlarge its stores and expanded its merchandise offerings. Lowe’s prototype store today is 116,000 retail selling square feet — compared with the typical 11,000-square-foot Lowe’s stores of the 1980’s. Lowe’s stores stock 40,000 products and have another 500,000 items available by special order– offering practically everything customers need to build, beautify and enjoy their homes. Lowe’s uses the latest technology to track and order inventory and help customers create solutions for their home improvement projects.
850 East High Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
No matter what your fitness goals are this year; losing weight, getting in shape, recovering from health problems, reducing your stress level, enhancing performance in a sport, or simply feeling better and looking better…Gold’s Gym is the authority in fitness!
1225 Ritner Highway
Carlisle, PA 17013
Carlisle Regional Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource center committed to the delivery of consistent quality services in a fiscally responsible manner that meets the needs of patients, physicians, employees, and our community. We further commit to maintain an environment that encourages individual development, teamwork, and pride.
366 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle, PA 17015
Included in the annual schedule are three automotive swap meets (car show) in the spring, summer, and fall, and eight individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GM’s, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, sport compacts and imports. Founded by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the “Cars at Carlisle” shows have attracted automotive enthusiasts from around the world.
Davis Electric has been providing professional electrical services in Central Pa for over 25 years! Davis Electric is a well-established, Carlisle electrical contractor with a modern approach of no job is too small. We pride ourselves in the quality and neatness of the work we perform and the good customer relationships we have achieved over the years.
Davis Electric provides a wide variety of services for residential and commercial customers ranging from new installations to repairs. We bring our personal touch from start to finish. We use only quality materials to guarantee the success of each and every project. With our years of experience, we are sure to bring Customer Satisfaction. Scott Davis personally guarantees courteous, prompt, and efficient services for all of his customers.