| Burns Do-It Center, formerly Raton Home Center, has recently been remodeled and
expanded its selection of paint, electrical, plumbing, home improvement needs and even large and small animal feed. The Raton
store is the latest in a chain of four Do-It Centers with others in Clovis, Tucumcari, and Texline, Texas. Owner, James Burns
has been in the hardware and lumber business all his life and is originally from Texline. His great grandparents first opened
a store on the Beaver Creek of No Manís Land, Oklahoma in 1888. They eventually moved and settled in Nara Visa, New Mexico,
where the family operated a general store and a bank. James is very knowledgeable about the industry having worked for
wholesalers prior to going into the retail side of the business and works closely with his wife, Katie, to ensure customers
will find a friendly, well-trained, and knowledgeable sales staff. The couple can personally help with large purchases such
as ordering truckloads of barbed wire and fence posts.
The Raton staff have many years of experience in all
aspects of home improvement and can help design a new kitchen or bathroom with cabinets from Merillat Industries. Store
manager, Ivan Caylor, an experienced major appliance dealer, is available to assist with the latest Whirlpool refrigerators,
ranges, dishwashers, and washing machines where youíll discover a great selection and adequate price range. In addition, the
entire staff completed training in the latest paint technology from Valspar and Cabot coatings. They can help determine which
colors work best and select the appropriate paints for the job. They also carry a complete line of Medallion 100% acrylic
paint that are guaranteed for lifetime.
With the recent store remodel, Burns Do-It Center has added over 6,000 new items to their selection,
increasing shelf space as well as new, brighter lighting. The center also has access to over 60,000 items from the Do-It Best
Corp., and can be viewed from home on their website at www.burns.doitbest.com. Employees are excited about the new store and
encourage everyone to stop in for supplies and materials for all those summertime home improvement projects.
Terri Romero, David Valdez, Ivan Caylor, Brian Budgin, Claire Honeyfield. Not pictured: Tami Valdez and Roger Sanchez.