Get a Grip & More is a wonderland of tools, antiques, electronics & so much more!
Meet Dan – Owner, Entrepreneur & Bargain Bloodhound of Get a Grip & More.
Americans have always made great products. Our ancestors built this nation with their bare hands, ingenuity and innovative tools.
Get A Grip & More is a place to find many of these innovations plus a wonderland of new tools, antiques, electronics and so much more.
I enjoy being surrounded by times of the past and sharing my love of the “hunt” with others. The concept and dream of owning my own business, has been building in my mind since I was a little kid. I fondly remember asking my father to buy a box of candy I saw at Shoprite, a local grocery store. I was confident I could sell the candy for a profit and raise money on my own for a summer camp I really wanted to attend. I was 10 years old.
After working for others and getting my fill of corporate America, I made a decision to take the risk and pursue my dream. I enlisted a close friend & owner of Revamper Designs, whom I would consider to be a sister, to aid me in creating a shopping experience that would embrace the hardware store of the past and celebrate American workmanship of years gone by. I also wanted to offer some of the necessities and enjoyments of everyday life. I pictured a unique evolution of the traditional hardware store. Get A Grip & More was born.creating a shopping experience that would embrace the hardware store of the past and celebrate American workmanship
With my education in business, and starter inventory, I began to look for a space for the store. I found myself in the quaint town of Washington, NJ. Here I could make my dream a reality in a downtown setting.
So pen went to paper and Ivy started to design the store from North Carolina and I began to build the walls. In February 2012 all the sweat, painting and design stopped and the doors opened. Within a few months it was clear we would need a larger space. Just about one year later and with the help of an incredible crew, we moved from a small 1000 sq ft selling space to an amazing 3000sq ft sales floor with an ever growing back stock of rusty relics! The store lives in an incredible building built in the late 1800’s. It is the original home of The Ford Furniture Company, the first furniture store in town. The building is an incredible 50,000sq ft and some say the building is haunted by a former employee who never made it home one day….one year later…we moved from a small 1000 sq ft selling space to an amazing 3000sq ft sales floor!
Not that I will confirm or deny this hearsay…
a down-home friendly atmosphere…a truly unique place to visit
With a down home friendly atmosphere and a wide range of items, Get a Grip is a truly unique place to visit. Ivy’s use of creativeness and her uncanny way of relaying what I want (even when I don’t know what that is) and her ability to think outside the box to mend and mold each item into a congruent space that flows with purpose, really helped form and bring my vision to life. From hammers to pottery, sawzalls to oil lamps, woodworking planes to stereo receivers, industrial hardware to antique clocks, we strive to have what you need and/or things you have always wanted.