If you’ve been in Fairfield for while, there’s no doubt that you’ve visited Hemlock Hardware, and while walking the aisles, you’ve probably spotted the owner Scott Pesavento helping and chatting it up with the customers! Scott loves his job and is keeping it very local with the community! Read more below about Scott, his family, and his passion for keeping Hemlock Hardware a local asset to the town of Fairfield!
Where are you originally from and how long have you been in the area?
Well complicated answer….Entire family is from Fairfield, lived in Newtown my entire life. Went to K-7 in Fairfield then 8-12 in Newtown.
Children / Age(s)
1 – Brayden “Bubbie” age 11
One thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I love, love stories.
One thing you wish someone would have told you about being a Dad?
That I could not feel true happiness without knowing that my son was healthy and happy. When he’s healthy and happy, I feel a sincere joy.
Favorite local things to do in Fairfield?
Eat I think we have great restaurants in town.
What’s your favorite thing about raising a family in Fairfield?
Watching my son grow up in the same town as me and sharing similarities.
Do you have a favorite family friendly restaurant? Date night?
Hmmm don’t want to get into trouble here. We have many favorites and many friends who own local restaurants.
What is your go-to activity for your family? For yourself?
Vacation and get away. For me Run.
Funniest part that you’ve learned about parenthood?
I find it hysterical watching my son develop some my my wife or myself’s quirks.
Best dad hack that makes your life easier?
Adjusting to life without sleep…
Name one thing you regret when learning the ropes of parenthood and what you learned from it?
The early years, the challenges were always about balance. Balancing interests, hobbies, work, personal time, exercise etc.. There was a moment in my early to mid 30’s that I found clarity. Prioritization and focus became much more clear to me. I found that life is truly about chapters and an evolution of changing/balancing our wants and needs. I continue to adjust and assess those wants and needs on a regular basis with the understanding that there will be a time again in life to fulfill those “wants”.
Tell us about Hemlock Hardware?
We are currently along with Rawley’s the longest standing businesses in Fairfield with over 50 years of service. We pride ourselves very much in being that staple and supporting everything local. We have a simple model to follow: Exclusively hire only Fairfield Residents, Proudly support only Fairfield charities and causes and purchase all of our business needs locally.
We have been proudly known for exceptional service, exceptional prices and unmatched convenience for over 50 years now.
What do you love about your job? Challenges you face?
I have an incredible passion for what I do. I love waking up everyday and being a part of Fairfield’s community on a very sincere everyday life level. I really enjoy working and helping others and developing those life long relationship along the way.
I have been very blessed with the opportunity and drive to operate a business, help others and give back to a community that I love. I cherish that opportunity each and everyday and it truly never gets old.
So much has changed within Fairfield and Hemlock is a huge asset to the local families of Fairfield. How have you been able to grow and expand over the years?
Over the past 12-24 months we have been blessed with our greatest growth in our history. Now known not just for exceptional service and your everyday household needs as lightbulbs, batteries etc., but now also known as CT’s #1 dealer for Weber, Yeti, Big Green Egg and Traeger.
Offering our community a destination for these brands that they can’t get enough of, while pairing with the retail industries most aggressive Rewards Program where our customer’s receive $10 Rewards many, many times annually has led us to incredible growth. We have also established an e-commerce presence both locally and nationally with HemlockHardware.com and TheGrillSource.com where we deliver Weber Grills all over the country out of our 7 strategic warehouses.
We have been able to achieve this all without losing any focus of what we are always known for which is our exceptional service levels, exceptional prices and unmatched convenience.
If you weren’t working in this industry, what do you think you would be doing today?
That is easy, Finance.
Best advice for dads who experience the inevitable guilt handling a career and helping support a family?
If you have clearly prioritized your decisions then the guilt will not be present. However, there is nothing that will ever be more important than your family. You life will be about a series of sacrifices. Always choosing to putting others first especially your family will be the most rewarding decisions that you will ever make in your lifetime.
Who has most influenced you to be the father that you are today?
Two people: 1) My grandfather, Simply witnessing the pure joy that family and life guidance and self sacrifice brought to my grandfather.
2) My brother-in-law, I never knew that I wanted children as much as I did until witnessing on a peer level the love and FUN parenthood brings to us.
What advice would you share with a new dad or other dads?
The equation to parenthood and marriage is not complicated at all. It is simply about unconditional love and support for each other. If you honor those values I promise that you will have a lifetime of unbelievable depth and memories.