DURHAM – a Wallingford outdoor power equipment seller has opened its second location in Durham.
Iron Horse Equipment, located at 152 Guilford Road, replaced the Durham Power Equipment store that closed in January after owner Stan Prusinski retired.
The new store specializes in agriculture and lawn equipment from Gravely, Maruyama, Ariens, Troy-Bilt, and other brands. Iron Horse Equipment also provides support for all outdoor power products ranging from industrial tractors to handheld equipment.
Iron Horse Equipment owner, Ben Febbriello, said he is excited to expand to Durham. The store was originally situated on Cherry Street in Wallingford before moving to a large facility at 71 S. Turnpike Road in Wallingford.
“We’re a small, hometown kind of store, it’s not meant to be a big corporate store. Everybody knows everybody, we are keeping it local,” said Febbriello.
Febbriello and his crew renovated the space, replacing damaged sheetrock, adding new lighting, painting the ceilings and floor, adding a new wood service counter, and taking down two walls to expand the space. Office manager Christina Geremia said they wanted to give the store a more modern look.
“In order to preserve the building, we did a complete makeover,” said Geremia. “The idea was to open up the space to have a large showroom in order to display the equipment from the leading brands we carry while giving the space a modern rustic design.”
Geremia added she is looking forward to serving the Durham community and giving people an alternative to Durham Power Equipment.
“Durham Power Equipment was a local store for many years and a lot of people were sad to see Stan closing down,” said Geremia. “I think our main goal was to express that we are here to continue doing what Stan did previously.”
The store’s full inventory can be found at ironhorseequipmentct.com.
Iron Horse Equipment is open on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The store is closed on Sunday.