— What to know: The Ace Hardware Hardware wheel barrow in Pasadena is a locally owned hardware store that specializes in wheelbarrowing.
The store is a small space on the side of a large building on San Gabriel Street.
Inside, you can buy everything from camping gear to home decor.
Owner Mark Jones said he was inspired by his son’s love for camping and making crafts.
He said he made a few trips to the local hardware store to sell wood and leather work he’s made.
But after a few months, he decided he wanted to expand the business and open a new store in the Pasadena area.
I wanted to bring my passion to life and do what I love.
Jones said he’s also selling a few pieces of gear that he used to make and sell online.
Some of those items were made by Jones and his wife, Joanne, and were given to him by their father when he died.
“I wanted the people who bought those pieces to know that they were given in his name and that he cared about them,” Jones said.
It was also about being able to make a difference for people who are in the business, Jones said, and he wanted people to be able to help.
We’re not just doing it to survive, we’re doing it because we love what we do.
For a few years, Jones’ business has been expanding, and it will soon expand to the Pasadena-area.
When Jones said the shop was starting, he didn’t think much of it, he said.
It’s not something you’d buy at a local hardware shop.
A few years later, however, he began to notice some customers were starting to buy items from his website, like handmade gloves and socks.
And then, after a couple of years, the company grew from about 20 employees to about 200 employees, he says.
His business is a big deal for the area, and Jones is proud of the support the local community has given him over the years.
To donate items to the Ace Wheelbarrow Shop, visit: www.acewheelbarrow.com/store If you’re not sure what the Ace Wheels are, visit Ace Wheels at www.austin-gearworks.com or call 919-965-4444.