Longtime Columbus businessman appears on magazine cover

(Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)
(Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A longtime Columbus businessman receives national attention.

Gary Johnson, owner of Ace Home Hardware, along with his son Seth appear on the cover of the magazine "The Hardware Connection"

We caught up with them at the construction site for their new store on Blackmon Road.

The article shows how decades ago with just $200 Johnson began his investment to his store on St. Mary's Road.

That store now features 17,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor selling space and $1 million in inventory.

Johnson and his son say they appreciate the recognition.

"For years, we just labored and labored. To be recognized by your peer group is very good," said Gary Johnson, Owner Ace Home Hardware

"With my dad, I don't have to question what his motives are. It's always in the family's best interest. It's nice to be able to rely on somebody," said Seth Johnson with Ace Home Hardware.

The Johnson's say the new store on Blackmon Road will help an area they believe is underserved.

Construction is slated to be completed on August 1.

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