Charlie Jones and his family have owned and operated the Sears in Harriman since 1991, but the tie to the store goes even further back.
Jones was a recent high school graduate 30 years ago when he started working at the store as a lowly stock boy.
“Actually, John Collins who works at Pattersons now, was the one that hired me,” he said. “Super guy.”
Jones worked his way up, his first full-time job in the tire center.