Business 1 on 1 with Andy Lowe

Andy Lowe, owner, Lowe’s Barber Shop, 1724 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, 929-9813, open 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

How long have you been in business?: Lowe’s father, Joseph Lowe, who died two years ago, opened the business in May 1965.

“I’ve been doing it for 34 years. I started when I was 17 under an apprenticeship and been working here ever since. ... It seemed like a natural progression. My brother-in-law works here, Kevin Moore, and he’s been here 40 years. My dad’s father worked here, my brother worked here. ... We’ve been blessed.”

What do you like best about your job?: “The conditions are good, the hours are good, you get to meet a lot of different people -- a lot of different characters over the years. ... You hear a lot of stories.”

Lowe has some customers who started with his father. And one of the other barbers, Daniel Fosky, 86, has worked in the shop ever since Lowe’s father opened it.

What is your specialty?: “We only do men’s hair. ... We’ve always been a traditional barber shop where men go to talk about things. ... We never got into styling and stuff. We do shaves.”

What are your future plans?: “We have a big shop already ... We have five chairs. Just us three now. ... I am going to have to hire someone in the future.”

-- Linda S. Morris