March 23, 2023
This Issues Topics:
2023 • Business Connections • Centralia • Home and Garden Show • Lewis County • March • Power Equipment • The Power Shop

The Power Shop has been selling and servicing power equipment in the Centralia area for more than 65 years. Cedric and Dianne Pruitt have owned and operated the shop since 2005 and their daughter Rebekah Oliver has been running the store for the last decade. The Power Shop’s main focus is providing the highest level of service for their customers.

As a featured vendor at the upcoming Chamber Home and Garden show on April 14 and 15, Oliver is excited to be involved again in community events. “Being a part of the Home and Garden Show is a great way for us to get out in front of our community to showcase the full breadth of what we do.” comments Oliver. She added that many types of businesses use Outdoor Power Equipment, especially in the county’s local Industrial area. There is an ongoing need among municipalities, road crews, fire departments, schools, and churches, for equipment and tools to upkeep operations. 

The Power Shop is family owned and operated, with most staff living locally. They carry a wide selection of outdoor power equipment including Cub Cadet, ECHO, Exmark, BCS and more.

Their service department features certified technicians who perform the highest quality service and repair on all sorts of makes and models of power equipment. To discover more visit The Power Shop booths at the Home and Garden Show and watch for an upcoming customer appreciation event at their shop. The Power Shop is located at 3820 Harrison Ave in Centralia and online at

The Home and Garden show is the perfect opportunity for businesses to exhibit their products directly to a specific demographic audience within the region.. Connecting one on one with customers that may not know much about local and regional  services is a huge part of participating in a Home and Garden Show. Over the past couple of years Home and Garden shows did see a decrease in attendance due to the aftermath of the pandemic. According to Angela White, Executive Officer of the Olympia Master Builders, 2021 brought about half of their usual crowd to their own Home and Garden Show. In contrast, last year’s attendance numbers reflected pre-pandemic numbers. The Chamber is presenting its  57th Annual Home and Garden Show at the SouthWest Washington Fairgrounds April 14 & 15 at the Blue Pavilion. Vendor applications are still being accepted to participate. Contact the Chamber office for more information: Email [email protected] or call 360-748-8885.