What We Do

Our Mission

It all starts with a strong foundation, from there you can build anything. Every day we build trust, relationships, knowledge, careers and partnerships that create a positive impact on the communities we serve. The long term viability of home central is a direct reflection of our commitment to core merchandise, competitive prices, honest and enthusiastic service to our customers, and a thriving work environment.

Our Core Values

Make Your Legacy Positive

Leave a positive impact not only within the community we serve, but also within your team. If you have the ability to make a positive impact on your Home Central team or the surrounding community, you have the responsibility to do so. The longevity and sustainability of this company is a direct reflection of our ability to leave a positive impact within the communities we serve.

Learn & Adapt

The world around us is ever changing. Don’t be afraid to innovate, experiment, and learn in order to better serve our customers. Knowledge, the passion to pursue knowledge, and share knowledge, are keys to the success of this company, but knowledge has to be updated continually to stay relevant in the marketplace. Take every opportunity to better yourself and the team around you by utilizing the tools provided, the knowledge of your peers or by seeking out solutions.

Open Ears & Eager Communication

Honest and forthcoming communication to those you serve, those you work with, and those you work for, is the cornerstone of Home Central’s business strategy. Communication begins with good listening.

Tread Lightly

Be humble, treat every customer and coworker like a human being; with integrity, fairness, and decency. Our backgrounds and viewpoints are different, but every person who interacts with this company deserves to be heard and treated in a manner that we can be proud of.

Speak the Truth

In every aspect of your day at Home Central. Honesty in the answers we provide each customer, honesty regarding our strengths and weaknesses, ownership of our failures and the ability to acknowledge the success of our peers and ourselves. Trustworthiness is the key to being successful.

Be the Best

Be the best you can be. Strive to be approachable and friendly to everyone you encounter. Be dependable and reliable to those around you. If everyone can give the BEST of themselves everyday- Home Central will be the BEST place to shop and the BEST company to be a part of.

Purchasing Advantages & Affiliations

Our three store buying power may seem small in comparison to the big box stores, but we belong to some of the top hardware and building material cooperatives in the nation, helping us purchase competitively. Those buying cooperatives allow our purchasing department to leverage the strength of thousands of stores to provide competitively priced merchandise in both our stores and our warehouses, whether you are looking for a roll of electrical tape or a house package, we can help you save!

LBM Advantage

We belong to LBM Advantage – a cooperative that serves nearly a thousand independent retail stores, allowing us access to over 250 vendors, with tens of thousands of products.

LBM Advantage

A buying cooperative that services approximately 4,000 stores worldwide, allowing our customers access to the more than 70,000 in-stock items with thousands of vendors.

Additional Vendors

We also purchase through several other cooperatives and wholesalers, including:

  • • Reserve Supply of Central New York
  • • NECO Alliance

Home Central's Contributions

Boys & Girls of America
TC Arts Council
TC Historical Society
United Way

About us

Your Local Home Improvement & Building Supplies Store with locations in Vestal, Owego, and Candor, NY. Currently accepting applications for full and part-time retail sales associates. See our Employment Opportunities page for more information.

Coupons & Promotions

Create Your Own Color Sample Kit
This allows you to test out a paint color before you buy it. The kit costs $7.00, but includes a $7.00 off a gallon of paint coupon. To make things even sweeter, it also includes $50.00 worth of coupons on everyday paint supplies. Stop in today for yours!


Owego, NY

   151 Central Ave. Owego, NY 13827
  (607) 687-3284

Vestal, NY

   199 Stage Rd. Vestal, NY 13850
  (607) 785-3307

Candor, NY

   309 Owego Rd. Candor, NY 13743
  (607) 659-4205