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GBS: your spring DIY headquarters

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benf | 04/26/14

When it comes to home repair if you can envision it, General Builders Supply has the materials to make it happen. With its easy storefront parking and knowledgeable service staff, this store is the place to go.

This time of year, with its spring open window weather in full swing, window screens that need repair or replacement are as close as GBS, 1808 Howard Rd. They will also make window screens from scratch just bring in the dimensions, said GBS owner Dennis Smith.

Unlike the big box stores — blue or orange — GBS carries inexpensive cooler pads and space heaters year-round. People often think they can save a lot of money at the chain stores, when many times Smith can beat or meet the prices on the same or similar merchandise.

The owners of this store and their employees live in Madera and support the community. The Internet will tell you every dollar spent in locally owned stores turns over seven times. Dollars spent in the big box stores turn over only 2.5 times with most of the money going to an out-of-town corporation…


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