PIQUA — Live. Work. Grow.
That is the slogan for one of Piqua’s newest businesses to join the city, providing the right supplies needed to get the job done to those with a knack for — or a profession of — farming and home improvement.
“We’re the old owners of Quality Farm and Fleet, so we actually had a building in Piqua for many, many years, and we knew how well this community was,” John Wallace, store manager of Family Farm and Home, said. “This will be one of our top 50 stores.”
Family Farm and Home is based out of Muskegon, Mich. Piqua has been one of the company’s target areas for several years.
“We were able to secure a nice location right off of Ash Street. As soon as we did, we jumped on the chance,” Wallace said.
When asked how Family Farm and Home hopes to fit into the community, Wallace said, “We are the community.”
Wallace went on to explain, “Everybody we hired is within a five-mile radius of the store. Not only are our team members actually people from the community … we’re all Buckeyes.”
Wallace also went on to express the business’s appreciation of the community and the surrounding area.
“It’s such a great community,” Wallace said, noting that there is a nice mix of small, family farms and what the business calls hobby-farmers. “They have under three acres, they like to work in their yard all weekend, and we cater to them.”
Family Farm and Home will have standard items like Roundup, gardening tools, gloves, pet products, and more. They are also able to cater to professional customers, providing aggressive weed killers beyond the standard kinds along with heavy-duty implements for various kinds of tractors.
“The fact is we cater to hard-working men and women,” Wallace said. “We want to be known as the ones that you think of when you want to do something nice for your home. We also want to be the one that you think of when you sell your home, and we want to be the one you think of when you buy your home.”
Family Farm and Home is there to help with projects during all those different times in people’s lives.
“Everybody’s a little different at different points in their life. They may be asking for different things, and we have pretty much everything that you might need,” Wallace said. “One of my first customers needed a paint roller and an extension pole. The next person needed a seven-foot tiller that weighs approximately 1,500 pounds. And the last person just wanted some cat treats. That’s why it doesn’t matter who you are, we just love for you to come down.”
Wallace also noted that the fun part of the store for kids is the baby chicks and the baby bunnies that Family Farm and Home also has to offer.
The new Family Farm and Home store will be holding its grand opening on Saturday, April 30, and the community is encouraged to stop by the store that day.
“On the 30th, we’re going to have a really nice grand opening,” Wallace said.
They are going to have free giveaways, including clothing, a bicycle, a welder, and more.
Piqua’s Family Farm and Home store is located at 1243 E. Ash St. in Piqua. For more information, visit www.familyfarmandhome.com.
Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall