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Trevor True Value in Moline Celebrates 125th Anniversary


A Moline hardware store is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Trevor True Value Hardware was founded in 1887 and it has been in the same Moline neighborhood the entire time.

"We've been a fixture in Moline for a long, long time," says Butch Trevor, Owner of Trevor True Value Hardware.

The store was built by Trevor's ancestors and it is still a family owned business.

"The first generation was called Glen and Trevor and it was 2 brothers in laws," adds Trevor.

The store has moved to 3 different locations, all in the same Moline neighborhood.

"Originally when we opened up it was a farm implement dealership," says Trevor, "This are was still in the country and this area of town was called Stewartville."

As the times and people's needs have changed, so have the stores products.

"We evolved into lots of different things over the years. Whether it was toys, sporting goods or gifts, but today it's still a basic hardware store. We're still selling lots of nuts and bolts," says Trevor.

What has kept the hardware store going is the same customer service that has been offered for the past 125-years.

"You have to love what you're doing and think about where things are going in the future," says Trevor, "We try to do the best thing by listening to what our customers really want us to do."

Making it to 125 years has not been easy, especially with today's conditions.

"It's an evolved process of trying to involve customers with something they can't find at the big box stores," says Trevor.

Trevor is hoping to build more memories by keeping the nuts and bolts of the hardware store intact.

"My daughter helps me run the store, my mother is still around she loves to come in and help," adds Trevor.

At 125-years old, Trevor True Value is one of the oldest businesses in the entire Quad Cities.

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