Testimonials

Garner residents and business leaders are proud to tell you why Garner is "A Great Place to Be!"

“My husband and I moved back to Garner 10 years ago. We could have chosen anywhere in the county to live. We chose Garner because it's the only place left in Wake County that still has that small community feel with close accessibility to quality amenities. Now that we have a child in middle school, I am thrilled to have access to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnet program at the middle and high school level right in my own backyard. The IB program is revered worldwide for its academic rigor and its focus on preparing youth for engagement in a global society.”
~ Amy White, former Wake County Public School System Board of Education member, Garner resident and mother of two

“Coming from as far as Egypt, Garner's people met us with open arms and made us feel at home. After 29 years, choosing Garner to do business, raise a family and enjoy life was our best decision ever.”
~ Magdy Saad, Garner TV & Appliance

“As a longtime Garner resident, I still love the small-town atmosphere but with all the convenience. As a realtor who does business all over the Triangle, I love the accessibility to all the other municipalities in Wake County and Johnston County. Location is everything.”
~ Carol Sims, Fonville Morisey Realty

“Garner has been an ideal location to build our practice. Garner is perfectly situated to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the phenomenal growth in southern Wake and northern Johnston counties.”
~ Steven Turner, MD, Garner Internal Medicine

“Our business has been successful here for more than 50 years because Garner has provided us with the greatest customers on Earth.”
~ Buddy Gupton, CIC, Jones Insurance Agency, Inc.

“I've always been proud to call Garner home - now more than ever. It is a wonderful community. Our people, churches, cultural arts, parks, sports, schools and business community make it a great place to live.”
~ Beverly Adams

“Access to a variety of affordable arts programs is an asset which attracts business owners and workers from other regions of the country who are used to these programs in their communities.”
~ Allison C. Tolksdorf, RHU, Jones Insurance Agency, Inc.

“Having lived in numerous cities across the world, I can honestly say that Garner and the surrounding area is the finest place we have seen to work, to live and to raise a family. Garner fits perfectly into my long-range plan of starting my own business, buying my property and enjoying my family.”
~ Ralph Smith, Cottman Transmission

“Talk about best-kept secrets! What rich, rich experiences children have each and every day in the Wake County Public School System.”
~ Amy Griggs

“You get more house for the money than anywhere else in the Triangle.”
~ Mike Paylor, Personal Valet Service

“Garner has the personality of a small town, where people are warm and friendly, with the amenities of Raleigh right next door.”
~ John T. Lancaster, tax manager, Langdon and Company, CPAs

“Garner - the friendliest town in Wake County. It's Middle America at its best.”
~ Don Rohrbaugh, former mayor of Garner

“The word is definitely out that Garner is a great place to do business. Garner has an important mix of industry, schools and services. It's a perfect place to live and work. First Citizens Bank is extremely proud to be a longtime member providing financial services to the people and businesses of this vibrant community.”
~ Scott Baker, senior vice president, First Citizens Bank