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Mother’s Day Giveaway from Yeagers!

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on April 28, 2017
To enter, comment with what you love (or loved) best about your mom! Every year we partner with KTCS for a Mother’s Day giveaway and we love seeing all the wonderful stories about your moms! This year we’re giving away our popular Chesapeake Cushioned Resin Wicker Rocker and matching side more »

Looking for Ladders?

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on December 4, 2016
‘Tis the season to be hanging lights and decking the halls. If these chores have you reaching for your ladder, make sure you have the right one for the job. Will a 6-foot stepladder be enough or do you need a taller extension ladder? Watch ladder tips from Harry at more »

Get Wood-Fired Flavor with a Traeger Grill

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on November 22, 2016
Looking for a simple but delicious way to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey? A Traeger wood-pellet grill lets you enjoy wood-fired flavor with ease. (Watch Wayne from Yeagers show you how easy it’s done here). Simply prep the turkey however you like it and put it on your Traeger grill for 3-4 more »

Yeagers Introduces Largest Stihl Showroom in Arkansas

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on November 4, 2016
You’ll find all things Stihl at Arkansas’ largest Ace Stihl showroom inside Yeagers Van Buren. From trimmers to blowers to chainsaws and more, you’ll find a wide selection of tools for home to professional use. With so many choices, how do you decide? Our staff of trained experts and mechanics more »

Yeagers Teams Up with Sebastian County Humane Society

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on November 1, 2016
November 4 & 5 Yeagers is teaming up with the Sebastian County Humane Society to help provide needed items for the shelter and for pet adoptions! The Humane Society relies heavily on donations (both monetary and supply donations) and all four Yeagers locations will be collecting donations for the Humane more »

Win a YETI Prize Pack!

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on October 17, 2016
The River Valley loves its YETI products and we carry all your favorites at your local Yeagers Hardware in Fort Smith, Van Buren and Greenwood. And now we’re giving you the chance to WIN some of these awesome coolers and tumblers with our YETI Prize Pack Giveaway! Oct. 20-Nov. 20 more »

Fixing a Leaky Faucet with Help from Yeagers

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on August 26, 2016
Don’t let the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet drive you crazy! Instead, head to Yeagers and pick up the parts you need to fix it yourself. In most cases, all it takes is a Phillips head screwdriver and a pair of pliers to get it done. Plus it’s more »

Stock Up on Air Filters in August!

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on August 14, 2016
It may be a hassle to make sure you always have a good air filter in place, but the value you get from protecting your heating and cooling system is worth it. Air filters protect your system from large airborne particles that get sucked in with the air. They keep more »

Need a duplicate key for your car or truck? YEAGERS can help!

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on August 2, 2016
Getting a new car key used to mean a trip to the dealership but not anymore. Did you know Yeagers can now duplicate your vehicle chip keys? Watch Gage demonstrate how it works here. Chip keys or anti-theft auto keys contain a computer “transponder” chip in the head of the more »

Yeagers Stores Achieves Highest Level of Recognition from Ace Hardware

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on July 29, 2016
Yeager Ace Hardware stores in Van Buren and on Jenny Lind in Fort Smith have been recognized by Ace Hardware Corporation for achieving Pinnacle status for their outstanding performance. The Rogers Avenue store was awarded Platinum status.  Developed as part of Ace’s long-term retail growth strategy, 20/20 Vision, Pinnacle performance more »

HELP BIG AND SAVE BIG SATURDAY 7/23 AT YEAGERS

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on July 12, 2016
It’s time for Yeagers annual bucket sale benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network. Watch Deborah Clark explain how the sale works here. For $5 you get a specially-marked 5-gallon bucket. All of the money raised by the sale of the buckets here in the River Valley goes directly to Arkansas Children’s more »

KEEP THOSE BITING BUGS AT BAY!

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on July 8, 2016
Snow cones and swimming pools are some of the perks of summertime but they don’t come without a price. Spending time outdoors means finding ways to keep annoying insects like mosquitoes at bay. Yeagers has a complete line of products to protect you whether you’re enjoying your backyard or out more »

Wood-Fired Cooking Made Easy with Traeger Grills

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on June 3, 2016
Nothing says summertime like dinner on the grill. If you love the wood smoked flavor of steak, chicken, pork and more, check out the Traeger pellet grill now available at Yeagers. The Traeger pellet grill is a multipurpose electric grill.  (Watch Jeremy from Yeagers demonstrate here). It can smoke, bake, more »

GET YOUR YETI AT YEAGERS

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on May 18, 2016
Yeagers is pleased to offer a full line of Yeti products. Watch Joe showcase all our Yeti products and accessories here.  The Rambler Colster is a can insulator that will keep your beverage colder two times longer than the typical sleeve. Our Yeti tumblers come in a variety of sizes. more »

Ready to Dive In to Summer? Yeagers Hardware Can Help.

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on May 11, 2016
Temperatures are rising and pool covers are coming off. If you’re ready to get your pool open for summer, Yeagers Hardware can help.  Not sure where to start? Bring a sample of your pool water into any location. We’ll analyze it for you and help you find the supplies you more »

Protect Your Home and Yard from Pests

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on May 3, 2016
Ahhh, springtime. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and the bugs are showing up everywhere! Protect your home from unwanted insects with products from Yeagers Hardware. Watch here to see Lucas, explain some of the products and proper treatments available at Yeagers. First, protect the perimeter of your more »

Pick the Perfect Paint Color with Our Sample Paints

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on April 25, 2016
Thinking  of sprucing up your walls but stumped by what color to paint them? Yeagers Hardware can help. Color sample pints give you the chance to actually try a color on your wall before buying an entire gallon only to find out it’s not quite right. (See our paint colors more »

Yard Equipment You Can Count On

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on April 5, 2016
Nothing is more frustrating than starting work on a project and your equipment won’t run properly. That’s why Yeagers carries reliable brands and products you can trust to get the job done, like Stihl and Echo. You can find Stihl products at our Van Buren and Greenwood locations and Echo at more »

LAWN EQUIPMENT GIVING YOU TROUBLE? YEAGERS CAN HELP!

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on April 4, 2016
Spring is here! The birds are chirping, the grass is growing and your weed eater ISN’T weeding. Uh-oh.  If you pulled out your lawn mower, edger, trimmer or the like to start getting your yard in shape and found out it’s NOT working, Yeagers can help. Our team of service more »

Learn How to Start Seeds

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on March 21, 2016
Looking forward to some ripe tomatoes fresh from the garden this summer? Now’s the time to get those seeds started so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. Yeagers Hardware has everything you need. Pick up a package of seeds, seed starter pots and a seed starter potting mix. more »

Find the Right Fertilizer

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on March 7, 2016
Picking the right fertilizer can be tricky. At Yeagers Hardware, we have a wide variety of fertilizers available. Lawns, shrubs, trees, flowers and vegetables each require different types of fertilizer.  Don’t let this intimidate you though. Fertilizing is a step many people skip but it can pay off with a lusher more »

Attract Birds to Your Yard

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on February 19, 2016
Looking for tips on how to attract birds to your yard? We spoke with Wayne Pence, Assistant Manager at the Yeager’s on Jenny Lind in Fort Smith. Wayne loves birds and enjoys helping you find the bird food, feeders and houses you need to enjoy bird watching in your yard. To more »

Shop Local….not just one day a year

Writen by: Marie Love on November 27, 2015
As we head into the busiest seasons for holiday shopping and home improvement for the holidays, it is important to know that where you choose to shop for home improvement needs can have a dramatic impact on the communities where they live.   A new study shows that for every more »

Ladies Night Thursday, December 4, 2014

Writen by: Marie Love on November 25, 2014
Save the Date! Ladies night is Thursday, December 4, 2014. Free refreshment and goodies all night long.

Know how to choose LED bulbs…simplified!

Writen by: Marie Love on October 7, 2014

Yeagers Semi-Annual Clearance “Garage Sale”

Writen by: Marie Love on September 3, 2014
Happy fall, ya’ll! Football season is upon us and the weather is getting cooler. Our mums and pansy’s will be in this weekend and we are ready to help you tackle all of those honey do’s you put off because it was too hot the past few weeks. Where’s the more »

Show Your Thankfulness, Win a Gift Card, & Get Ready for Ladies Night

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on November 21, 2013
Happy Almost-Thanksgiving!  What are you most thankful for this past year?  Follow us on Facebook, tell us what you are thankful for, share, and get a chance to win a $50 gift card.  See the Yeagers Facebook page for details.  Other big things coming up – Black Friday is a more »

Hotter than blazes!!

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on July 11, 2013
Greetings! This July is starting to remind me of last July.  To combat that, we have great deals on two of our biggest and most popular fans and an air conditioner to help you stay cool.  Grass dying?  We have a great price on a quality water hose and lots of in more »

5 News & Yeagers Hardware Gathers Over $13,000 In Donations For Local Flood Victims

Writen by: Jenny Thompson on June 26, 2013
Over the past few weeks 5 NEWS and YEAGERS HARDWARE gathered more than $13,000 in donations for local flood victims in Scott & Leflore Counties and the money is still coming in. Deliveries were made last weekend to both Scott and LeFlore counties with insulation, sheetrock, and other items needed more »
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As we head into the busiest seasons for holiday shopping and home improvement for the holidays, it is important to know that where you choose to shop for home improvement needs can have a dramatic impact on the communities where they live.

 

A new study shows that for every a dollar a consumer spends at a locally owned home improvement store, nearly twice as much of that money stays in the local community than if the purchases were made at a big-box chain store.

 

That means, when consumers buy products at their local hardware store, such as Yeager’s Hardware, rather than from a major chain, local communities clearly reap the benefits.

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A study sponsored by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Independent We Stand, which are organizations dedicated to helping independently owned businesses succeed. Civic Economics, an economic analysis and strategic planning firm, conducted the study on behalf of the two organizations.

 

The new research shows that shopping at a local home improvement store provides a 97-percent local economic advantage, but what does that mean for the River Valley? That means twice as much money goes to what matters close to home, such as schools and charity organizations.

 

In addition, buying power equipment from an independent dealer results in a 71 percent increase in local economic activity compared to purchasing comparable outdoor power equipment from the major chains, according to the study.
When consumers buy from chain stores, most of the money they spend leaves the area and funds corporations.  But if consumers shift their home improvement spending to independent stores instead of chain stores for one year $7,744,870*

 
Let’s not think of this as a one day event.  Shopping all of our great local business to improve our communities.

*Calculation from www.hardwareretailing.com independent study.