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It has been inspiring to see the way that NYC communities have come together to support businesses during COVID-19: women-owned businesses, small businesses, diverse-owned, family businesses and everything in between. As things really start to open up again and we transition back into a sort of “normal”, we have to take the time to celebrate this strength, as well as all of the long-standing businesses that persevered. That’s why, we’re celebrating Wallauer Paint and Decorating Centers, a 4th generation family-owned business, for their 100th anniversary, and we invite you to join in!
Psst…skip down to the bottom to see the deals!
If you haven’t heard about Wallauer, you must get caught up: headquartered in White Plains, New York, Wallauer offers the finest selection of paints from Benjamin Moore, specialty products and accessories from Ace Hardware, window treatments from Hunter Douglas, designer fabrics and wall coverings, area rugs, home design services, and has 15 stores across the region. Dream home makeover, anyone? Heads up: there are five Ace Hardware departments, so be sure to check out which location has what you need.
As parents ourselves, it’s always refreshing to hear about how family and business grow together. We love our families with all our hearts, so it’s truly magical when we create something together. And that’s exactly what the Wallauer family did. One hundred years ago, Co-founder Clarence Wallauer gave up his job as a paint salesman and opened the very first Wallauer store. After suffering a stroke, he invited his son-in-law Bob Duncan Sr. to help out. In the 1950s, grandson Bob Duncan Jr. came on board and officially took over in 1982. Now retired, he passed it along to his two daughters, Donna and Debbie Duncan. Did you follow that family tree? If not, you get the vibe: family, family, family, oh, and more family!
It’s no surprise then that the company philosophy has always been: “Good old-fashioned family values, a team approach, and integrity.” Family has shaped Wallauer’s success, making Wallauer “the go-to place for home improvement locally,” says COO Edward Klein, alongside “having a knowledgeable group of people who know their craft and provide excellent customer service.” Wallauer’s strong family roots have crafted (pun very much intended) a warm, welcoming and down-to-earth environment that impacts employees and customers alike. NYC parents: this is your sign to start that oh-so-cute (and oh-so-successful) family business you always wanted to!
So how are we going to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this amazing company? That’s easy, because Wallauer will be having promotions throughout 2021! Our favorite? To thank long time customers as well as new, a $100 gift certificate will be awarded to one shopper in every store every month through December. To register for the drawings, visit www.wallauer.com/100. Wallauer will also offer a “buy one paint sample, get a second one at ‘100%’ off” throughout the year. Visit https://www.wallauer.com/specials/ for more details.
You can visit a Wallauer store to wish them a happy 100th or shop online. Check out www.shop.wallauer.com or call (914)-948-4000!