Our Family

    On any given day at Pismo Bob’s, you will be helped by a Pringle. Why? Because we are completely family owned and operated. Owners Bob and Toni Pringle have been active members of the community for over three decades, and have imparted a strong work ethic on each of their six children. All the kids have grown up around the hardware store, and have the wisdom and expertise of a forgotten age.

    We have encouraged our kids to be leaders in the community and always encouraged their academic success. We don’t like to boast, but we do like to brag a bit…

    Erin (age 32) graduated with her BA in Liberal Studies, and MA in Counseling at Cal Poly State University. She currently teaches at Ocean View Elementary School in our local Lucia Mar School District. Erin is a veteran employee of Pismo Bob’s, dedicating 14 years of service to this family tradition. She knows more about plumbing than most dudes.

    Bobby (age 30) graduated with his BA in Graphic Communications from Cal Poly, and works in San Luis Obispo. In addition, he lends a hand in the garden art section of the nursery on the weekends.

    Brendan (age 25)  graduated from Cal Poly in 2012 with a BA in English. He currently works in Santa Barbara for Young America’s Foundation. He currently tends to the store’s online needs as assistant manager. While abroad in Florence in 2010, he taught English to Italian middle school students.

    Sean (age 23) is the “family engineer.” He is currently Civil Engineering sophomore at Cal Poly, and is an active Elks National Scholar.  Sean is active in the Newman Catholic Center at Poly, and a dedicated member of the Society of Civil Engineers. Next year, he will be serving as president of the Concrete Canoe team. Sean is also an assistant manager of Pismo Bob’s, and dedicates a great deal of his time to servicing customers in the hardware and nursery.

    Christian (age 20) recently graduated from Arroyo Grande High School. He is an active volunteer of the local Rotary Club, helping organize such events such as the Chili Cook-Off, and is a member of the local Knights of Columbus. Christian designs many of our succulent arrangements and stuns customers with his broad horticultural expertise. Christian hopes to follow in the footsteps of his elder siblings by attending Cal Poly in the future.

    Matthew (age 17) is a rising sophomore at Arroyo Grande High School. He plays for the AGHS JV tennis team. Matthew may be the youngest member of the Pismo Bob’s “crew,” but he knows his stuff, and helps every customer with a smile.

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