By Wendy Holdren
After 17 years of working for Beckley Feed and Hardware, Adam Bailes has decided to start his own business. Consequently, Adam’s Power Equipment, located at 450 Ragland Road, is now open and ready for business.
The power equipment store provides Husqvarna and Toro sales and service, as well as repair for all types of mowers, weedeaters and other small engines.
Adam’s mother, Tammy Newhouse, said everyone in Beckley who has worked with Adam knows how knowledgeable he is about this industry.
Her other son, Nick Bailes, serves as the business manager for the store and she said the two work hand-in-hand.
Nick received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Concord University and he’s learning all about the small engine industry with the help of his brother.
Newhouse is clearly a proud mother and she said her sons’ business endeavor has been booming since the store first opened in April.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience while we’ve been getting caught up with ordering parts and making repairs,” Newhouse said. “We’ve been staying busy and we appreciate the patience while we’re bringing this new service to Beckley.”
She said Adam had always wanted to go into this business, and God guided them every step of the way. Pastor Stacy Dingess with the Family Worship Center even prayed over their business when they first opened their doors.
“It was the perfect way to start our business,” Newhouse said.
The location was formerly Mountaineer Motors, but when it closed last fall, the opportunity presented itself for Adam’s Power Equipment to become a reality.
“All the pieces fell into place. With all Adam’s years of experience and his clientele, it was just a matter of stepping out, which is always a little scary,” Newhouse said.
But she said with the quality customer service offered at Adam’s Power Equipment, he is sure to be in business for many years to come.
“Adam gives great advice and attention to every customer. He goes out of his way to help.”
Newhouse said if a customer comes in with a question, Adam is happy to help them out, free of charge.
In addition to excellent customer service, Newhouse said they try to buy locally whenever possible.
“We want to keep our business in Beckley. We buy as much local as possible, such as oil from local vendors. We support local businesses and we want to take care of them.”
This family-owned business offers competitive rates and will order any part a customer needs if it is not already in stock.
Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 304-894-8542.
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