TEGS Tools & Machinery - Hamilton, Ontario. It's all about family.

TEGS Tools started back in 1979. Leo and Esther, together with their sons Moishe and Mike, sold tools stocked in their basement at six local flea markets every week. As demand grew they rented a small warehouse on King Street, and then decided to sell from there as well. In 1980 they moved to a small storefront on Ottawa St. in the east end of Hamilton. In 1982 they moved again to their current location, around the corner on Barton Street. Once settled in, they decided to concentrate their efforts at the store and stopped the flea market circuit for good. They continued to grow the business and in 1983 they added an additional 3,500 square feet to the existing 1,600 square foot location. By the end of 2002 it was time for another expansion and the store was open on Upper James Street on the Hamilton Mountain, operated by Moishe's son Eli and Mike's son Gabe, After a few short years, the second store continued to grow, and moved into its new 5,000 square foot location on Rymal Road in May of 2009. After 40 years and 3 generations, their business continues to grow by offering their customers the same dedication to great tools and service that got them started.

TEGS caters to a broad mix of customers; school boards, manufacturing and industry, do-it-yourselfers, professionals and tradespeople. The typical customer comes in not only for stationary machinery, but also drill and router bits, abrasives, hand tools, power tools, air tools and specialty tools. Whether they are walk-in consumers, construction professionals or industrial accounts, they can all expect the same professional, knowledgeable and courteous service that TEGS is known for. The TEGS philosophy of good customer service includes providing an extensive on hand selection of quality, competitively priced products in a timely manner. This is why their radio commercials always end with "You'll find it here!"

What sets TEGS apart? Owner Moishe replies, "If you can't get it at TEGS you can't get it anywhere". TEGS carries a very large inventory in stock for immediate delivery or pick up and as Moishe says, "We know our stuff and can give good reliable advice and steer someone in the right direction". Adding, we can't beat everyone all the time, but we have what you need, and we'll treat you right". When asked what customers may not already know about TEGS, Moishe replies, "We've always been family owned, now 3rd generation. That we invest a great deal of time and effort in our community including sponsoring kids' soccer and hockey teams". Moishe goes on to say, "We give a scholarship to a Mohawk College and a Hamilton board excelling pupil on an annual basis, and we have a close association with Skills Canada".

What's next for TEGS? Well, after 40 years the 3rd generation has taken over with his son Eli at Barton and his late brother Mike's son Gabe. Moishe says that they look forward to many more years of service to the Greater Hamilton Community, with more participation with local schools and colleges, and many more happy customers. If you're a fan of stationary or portable power tools in the Hamilton and surrounding areas, you more than likely already know TEGS Tools. If you don't, a visit to one of their two locations would definitely be worth your while.