October 23, 2023, SHELBYVILLE, IN — Gillman Do it Best® Home Centers celebrated the grand opening of its 16th location in Shelbyville, Ind., with a weekend-long celebration filled with special events, prize giveaways, and special savings opportunities for customers.
On Friday, the Gillman team kicked off family-friendly festivities with a ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming the community to their new neighborhood home improvement store, and participants enjoyed refreshments from local food trucks, as well as a wood carving demonstration facilitated by local craftsman Troy Baker.
On Saturday, The Bob & Tom Show veteran and Q95 ROCKS host Chick McGee broadcasted live from the store, bringing live entertainment and special guest interviews to the event. The Shelbyville Fire Department distributed kids’ fire helmets, and attendees enjoyed a cookout benefiting The Arc of Shelby County, while children painted pumpkins and explored a bounce house.
Both Friday and Saturday, the first 150 visitors selected a complimentary gift valued up to $15, and a raffle was held on Saturday for the piece created during Friday’s wood carving demonstration. Throughout the entire weekend, shoppers had the opportunity to register to win more than $3,000 in prize giveaways. Giveaways included a STIHL handheld battery-powered garden pruner (valued at $179.99), a Weber Genesis SI-E330 LP Gas Grill (valued at $1,299.99), and much more.
“We’re thrilled to share our trusted products and expert knowhow with the vibrant community of Shelbyville, Indiana,” said COO Curtis Gillman. “The warm welcome we’ve received reaffirms our commitment to serving and supporting the diverse needs of our customers. We look forward to becoming an integral part of this community, building lasting relationships, and continuing our mission of delivering top-notch home improvement solutions.”
Located at 200 Lee Boulevard in Shelbyville, the new, ground-up home center features 17,500 square feet of retail space and an expansive lumberyard. The store features an extensive selection of building materials, hand and power tools including brands like Milwaukee and STIHL, a grilling department featuring brands like Blackstone, Traeger and Weber, Best Look paints, as well as a wide selection of rental equipment.
Founded in 1980, Gillman Do it Best® Home Centers is a full-service hardware and lumber dealer with more than 300 team members across its 16 locations. The company is backed by the strength of its status as a member-owner of Do it Best, a US-based hardware, lumber, and building materials co-op with thousands of independently owned locations in the United States and more than 50 other countries. This is Gillman Do it Best® Home Centers’ 16th location across central Indiana and southwestern Ohio. For more information, visit gillmanhomecenter.com.