Busy Beaver Opens Lawrenceville Home Improvement Center

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Grand Opening Event is Saturday, October 11th from 10 am to 7 pm

Busy Beaver Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh

Lawrenceville is such a vibrant, exciting neighborhood, and we are thrilled to become a neighbor in this community. Opening this store marks the start of a new chapter for Busy Beaver.

Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver opens its Lawrenceville location at 4743 Plummer Street., Pittsburgh, PA 15201 with a Grand Opening event on Saturday, October 11, from 10 am until 7 pm. The new 23,000 sf location is the 15th store for the home improvement center chain, which was founded in 1962. It is also the first new Busy Beaver store to open in eight years. The Lawrenceville location will employ 15 full-time, with additional part-time seasonal positions.

Store Opening Marks a New Chapter for Busy Beaver
“Lawrenceville is such a vibrant, exciting neighborhood, and we are thrilled to become a neighbor in this community,” said Joe Kallen, chief executive officer, Busy Beaver. “Opening this store marks the start of a new chapter for Busy Beaver. First and foremost, we are putting our renewed customer service pledge into action here, and at all our stores. We’re also making in-store changes so customers can count on easily finding what they want and getting expert help, every time they visit.”

The new store reflects the company’s unwavering approach to delivering a customer-friendly store experience that solves problems for DIYers and supports local contractors. This includes stocking merchandise specific to local residents’ unique neighborhood needs. For instance, the Lawrenceville store includes a full selection of bicycle accessories and carries above-door awnings that fit the architectural style of neighborhood homes. Tool rental is also available.

The Lawrenceville store is also presenting new or expanded product lines, which will roll out to Busy Beaver’s additional locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. In addition to the lawn and garden, paint, hardware, plumbing and bath, electrical and building materials departments, customers will find a new line of luxury vinyl plank flooring, for example.

Lawrenceville Oct. 11 Grand Opening Event
Busy Beaver Lawrenceville will host a Grand Opening event on Saturday, October 11th from 10 am to 7 pm. The festivities start with a 10 am board-cutting ceremony featuring the Honorable Mayor of Pittsburgh William Peduto and PA State Senator Jim Ferlo; with Lawrenceville community leaders and Joe Kallen, CEO, Busy Beaver.

The first fifty Grand Opening guests arriving at 10 a.m. will receive a $10 Busy Beaver gift card. Visitors have the chance to win more gift cards by touring the new store and participating in a “Hidden Treasures” scavenger hunt.

At noon, kid’s and community activities begin, including refreshments, games, face painting and a WDVE-FM remote, featuring Val Porter and the DVE Prize Wheel. Guests will also meet adoptable animals from the Animal Rescue League and other neighborhood groups. Entertainment includes DJ Zombo, throughout the day; 5 pm music performance by Broke Stranded & Ugly (Bluegrass/Jamgrass); and a 6 pm music performance by Chrome Moses (Rock & Roll).

Home improvement experts will conduct the following Do-It-Yourself (DIY) seminars* through the day:
12:00 pm:     Choose the Best Furnace Filter for Your Home
12:20 pm:     Overview of Ortho and Miracle Gro Products
12:40 pm:     Learn more about Tomcat Rodent Control Products
1:00 pm:     Pavestone Patio Stone Installation
1:20 pm:     How to Use Stormblaster Extreme Weather Caulking; Benefits of Ceiling Solutions Paint; How to Choose an Applicator
1:40 pm:     How to Repair and Prevent Leaks with Rustoleum Leak Seal
2:00 pm:     Water Heater Basics
2:20 pm:     How to Install an Exterior Door
2:40 pm:     How to Install a Storm Door
3:00 pm:     How to Use Rustoleum Neverwet Liquid Repelling Treatment
3:20 pm:     How to Use Minwax Wood Finish Stain & Fast Drying Polyurethane
3:40 pm:     How to Use Stormblaster Extreme Weather Caulking; Benefits of Ceiling Solutions Paint; How to Choose an Applicator

*Schedule subject to change. Visit http://www.busybeaver.com for Grand Opening schedule details.

Busy Beaver Lawrenceville hours are Monday through Saturday from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, Sun 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Visit http://www.busybeaver.com/locations/ for all store locations and more information.

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About Busy Beaver:
Busy Beaver was founded in 1962 with three lumber yards located in Clairton, Verona and
Carnegie, PA. The company quickly expanded and began opening full-line home improvement centers throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Currently, Busy Beaver operates 15 stores in three states, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia; and employs more than 270 people. As of September 2013, Busy Beaver has been operating under new, local ownership. The company is committed to providing legendary customer service and a customer-centric in-store experience at each of its neighborhood home improvement centers.

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