Your article on the 35 years of Mountain Hardware contained some great history and background on the beginnings and growth of a very successful business. Truckee has been lucky to have such a gem here for all these years.
Unfortunately, the article omitted two important aspects of the success of the store. The four founders were terrific at creating a hardware store. But Mountain Hardware is so much more. The uniqueness of the store was the result of the creativity and business acumen of Dianne Jones. Dianne was the only spouse of the founders to be involved and she is the brains and hard worker that brought the huge diversity to the business.
The second omission in the article relates to the amazing staff that has been dedicated, knowledgeable and loyal over the years. The excellent, friendly and personal service they have provided each of their customers has been unfailingly superb.
Thirty-five years is a long time for a business to be at the top of its game. Here is hoping that it stays with us for 35 more.