Opening its doors more than 90 years ago, Ricklin’s Hardware and its knowledgable retailers facilitate DIY projects and home renovations with a wide range of supplies. Friendly staff members help visitors to navigate bustling shelves that include 27-piece sets of Great Neck tools designed to help homeowners to maintain their nests ($24.99) and 8-pound jugs of pet-safe ice melter designed to keep sidewalks safe for pedestrians and stray rollaway beds ($16.49). Nontoxic cans of Mythic paint (prices vary) rejuvenate domestic interiors with eco-friendly luster that's free of strong fumes. Grill gurus can abadon old-fashioned tubs of shoe polish to blacken steaks within the newfangled green, black, or copper confines of a Weber Genesis EP-310 grill ($749) or sizzle kebabs on a Weber Spirit E-320 ($499).
Lee's Hardware has equipped patrons with the proper tools to complete projects and maintain healthy houses for more than 60 years. Through buying cooperative Do it Best, the power tool, plumbing, and paint experts at Lee's Hardware can access more than 65,000 items ready to be delivered to the store or grown from a beanstalk for customer convenience. Stock up on kitchen companions such as a Keurig coffee brewer ($149.99) or prepare for a pizza bagel party with a large toaster oven ($59.99). For hard-to-find or not-in-stock items, the Ship-to-Store option online allows for items to be delivered to the store for free. Houseware items, such as the Dirt Devil Featherlite vacuum cleaner ($49.99) or EuroPro Shark Steam mop ($119.99), allow homeowners to startle sleeping house pets and clean up after them at the same time, and an array of automotive supplies, outdoor recreation items, Rubbermaid products, and cleaning products includes the proper accouterments to care for residential investments.
Since 1948, Roxborough residents have been heading to Stanley’s Hardware for their household needs, or the perfect DIY solution to a small, nagging apartment problem. The impressively stocked store moved to Ridge Avenue in 1961, and has been supplying the neighborhood with nails, screws, fixtures, fittings, tape and everything in between for more than a generation since. After a much-needed expansion, Stanley’s now runs out of a bright, welcoming, even more thoroughly stocked building on the same lot, where the dedicated team working inside sells an array of indoor and outdoor plants, consult on paint options and rent a range of equipment for bigger jobs. It’s nice to know that there’s still a corner hardware store to pick through for the perfect solution; even if you need a jackhammer, some patio furniture or some party supplies.
Stebbins Anderson houses a full-service Ace hardware store and a full range of Benjamin Moore paints, serving as a mecca of home-repair essentials. Customers can take advantage of services such as screen repair and key cutting or peruse thousands of items that are priced under $25, ranging from electrical supplies and plumbing goods to gardening tools and mystery-bookcase-hinge grease. The expansive assortment of hardware goodies such as Mail Wraps mailbox covers ($18.99), Ace premium enamel ($3.49), and Benjamin Moore color samples ($3.99 each) saves amateur home-repair gurus from wasting precious rehab time by driving around to multiple hardware stores. A knowledgeable staff equips domestic whizzes for just about any home-repair challenge. Make over the kitchen with brightly colored walls and new décor, install a new deck rail to banish looting baboon colonies for good, rid bedrooms of cold drafts with new attic insulation, or score cleaning supplies to scrub away bathtub grime and multiplication tables scribbled on kitchen walls in hot sauce.
New Castle Hardware displays a large selection of products for cleaning, organizing, and maintaining interiors and exteriors of domestic domains. Inner painting projects get a solid foundation with a gallon of Kilz primer ($22.99), boasting a low odor that dries to the touch in about 30 minutes so that painters can apply a topcoat or resume high-fiving the wall in no time. A 16-ounce bottle of Armor All protectant ($7.99) helps shine and fortify automotive rubber, plastic, and vinyl surfaces. Gardeners can irrigate thirsty vegetation with the 25-foot Colorite Swan garden hose ($22.99), featuring a double-reinforced construction that resists abrasion and subzero temperatures, ideal for watering plants or adding an icy windbreaker to an underdressed snowman.
Walter “Reds” Ferris enjoys running into his clients at the ballpark and grocery. Being part of the community is at the core of his business philosophy, and like a neighborhood handyman, he takes pride in helping out with everything from installing doors and windows to laying tile and painting walls. His licensed-and-bonded technicians, who draw on a combined 40 years of experience, tackle almost any home-improvement project, from installing and staining decks to repairing chimneys damaged from the years when Santa Claus forgot to diet.
The team strives to be green by recycling their shingle waste and offering energy-efficient products. They also lend their skills for community causes, such as outfitting the Stanton-Newport Little League concession stand with a new roof.