A legacy Junction City business…Waters True Value…has been sold to Gerken Rent-All, Inc.
The announcement made today in a statement from owners Jim and Bev Waters.
Gerken has business operations in 10 Eastern Kansas communities and three in neighboring Western Missouri.
None of the Waters locations are closing and two additional stores will be added in Paola and Garnett, KS.
The name will continue to be Waters Hardware but the “True Value” franchise name will be dropped. Waters Rental will be updated to Gerken Rent-All but will continue to operate inside the Waters store.
The store management teams and employees will not change and hours and days open will be the same.
The Waters Family owned stores have been in business operation the past 125 years.