local business celebrating 150 years

Local business celebrating 150 years

A local Home Hardware is celebrating 150 years in operation.

Liesemer Home Hardware will hold a celebration from June 15-17 to commemorate 150 years. It is the oldest family owned Home Hardware in Canada, spanning 5 generations of family ownership, founded in 1873 by Conrad Liesemer.

“Since 1873, our family has provided friendly and knowledgeable customer service,” said Jared Liesemer, Store Manager, Liesemer Home Hardware. “One of the rewards of living in a small community is that we know our customers by their first name. If it weren’t for the great people in this community, we wouldn’t have built the friendships that have been carried over from generation to generation. We can’t thank Mildmay and the surrounding area enough for their continued support. Without you, we would not be here.”

The store is still in its original building with the original hardwood floors from 150 years ago. Celebrations of the milestone will include BBQs and refreshments at the store.

Pete and Jared Liesemer of Liesemer Home Hardware in Mildmay. (Photo by Steve Sabourin)

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