Gearcor is one of the great local success stories…no wonder they’re the local expert for work footwear and safety gear!
Gearcor began the way many companies do – over the dining room table. Back in 2003 Carol and Pete Yeager started an internet company selling outdoor work and sport footwear. Business quickly grew and they relocated out of their home by the spring of 2004. They soon started offering a wide selection of work footwear, safety equipment and accessories for all work settings and by 2009 found a permanent home in the Broome Corporate Park, shipping to customers across the country and around the world.
After a decade as an online retailer, developing expertise in footwear and safety gear, they made the decision to open a local retail center. In June of 2012 the local Gearcor Store became a reality at 805 Valley Plaza Drive in Johnson City. Carol, Pete and the Gearcor Team envisioned a retail location where local consumers get hands-on assistance with the sizing and selection of appropriate work footwear, clothing and accessories from an experienced staff. Gearcor also offers knowledgeable assistance and sells the other safety items employers and individuals need for their specific work environment. What you’ll find when you walk in the store is an incredible variety of products for men and women that are designed to fit the needs of workers from all occupations; work footwear for everything from construction, manufacturing and oil/gas drilling to healthcare professionals. They have safety gear, including high visibility and flame retardant clothing. Even tactical and duty wear for police officers, EMS personnel and fire fighters.
Motto: Gearcor has what you need…for the work you do
Led by: Carol Yeager and Pete Yeager
Why they’re unique: People from all professions come into the store every day looking for work footwear, clothing and safety gear. The Gearcor staff takes the time to learn what that customer needs and suggests products that best suit their work environment. For example, if a customer is looking for footwear and works on a construction site, the staff will ask about the job they do and the environment they work in. Then the staff finds out if there are any other special considerations before making style or product recommendations. They also take the time to measure the customer’s feet to make sure they get the right size for a comfortable fit.
They can answer questions relating to:
- The full range of options comparing value versus features and price.
- Specialized PPE (personal protective equipment) for a variety of workplace settings or individual use.
- The set up of business accounts and voucher systems with complimentary back-end tracking available.
- Uniform and tactical gear for police, fire and EMS.
- Specialized footwear for healthcare professionals.
Safety footwear can be functional and fashionable. Quality products last longer and are better for the overall well being of the worker…comfort is essential and can reduce fatigue. Having the proper safety gear can reduce workplace accidents which unfortunately can cause serious injury or even death. Workplace accidents can be very costly for the employer, so we can work with companies to offer proper safety gear and we do offer co-ordinated voucher programs
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Visit them: 805 Valley Plaza Drive Johnson City, NY 13850