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 35) 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 32) 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 29)  graduated from Cal Poly in 2012 with a BA in English. He currently works at Visit SLO CA. 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 27) is the “family engineer.” He currently works as an engineer for PG&E. 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 24) recently graduated from Sonoma State University and works as a teacher.


    Matthew (age 21) is a senior at Cal Poly State University.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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