Central Hardware has been on Elkhart’s west side since 1949. Former owner John Haas has sold the store to new owner Rob Stewart. Haas is staying on to help Stewart and teach him the store’s pump-servicing shop. Central Hardware specializes in irrigation supply, well and pump servicing.The store, located at 28459 Old U.S. 33, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; phone number is 574-293-8861 or 888-343-0999.

Stewart talked about what made him make a career change.

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