Even before their family business opened 50 years ago, the hardware business had a big impact on Donna Martin’s life.

Martin and her late husband Bud met while they were both working at Nugent Hardware in downtown South Lyon.

“Mom and dad helped the Nugents move to this location (on Pontiac Trail, south of downtown) in January 1968 and in February bought their own store downtown,” said Bob Martin, who today runs the business with his brother Bill.

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