The Tool Shop began over three years ago as a consignment store for tools and equipment. Owners, Bob Lipmyer and his son Jason are tool geeks and both have backgrounds in woodworking, metalworking and construction. The Tool Shop specializes in all kinds of tools and equipment for homeowners and professionals alike. From woodworking to metal working, plumbing to landscaping, The Tool Shop has a large volume of tools for every need.
The idea for The Tool Shop came about when Bobs’ woodshop needed an upgrade. He looked around and realized there was a multitude of unused tools and equipment taking up space. Those unused items needed to go before he could bring in new ones. Bob realized there was a need for a place where buyers and sellers of tools and equipment could come together, and that was the beginning of The Tool Shop.
“We are lifelong residents of the Plymouth, Canton, and the Ann Arbor area. We chose to locate our store in our community,” explains Bob Lipmyer. “We chose Canton to be located near the Ford Road corridor, the concentration of people, and our neighbors. The community response to our store has been nothing short of exciting, “says Lipmyer. “Our customers bring items to us to sell and also come to us to purchase tools to avoid paying high retail prices. When we first opened, we were able to display several hundred items. Today, we have over 20,000 items available and that is what keeps our inventory fresh and always changing every week.”
The Tool Shop regularly has customers who will spend hours looking through the store. The Tool Shop offers more than just a store to purchase tools, it is a resource to sell tools that are no longer being used. If moving, cleaning out an estate or just have an excess of tools and equipment, The Tool Shop can help. Many of their consignors are also purchasing customers, they sell the items they no longer use and purchase the items they need.
The Tool Shop is located at 6138 Canton Center Road. Visit their website at www.cantontoolshop.com, or their Facebook page at, https://www.facebook.com/TheToolShop. Many of the larger and more unique items are posted and are for sale on the website. Call 734-667-3306 for more information.