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Standard Hardware is a 100% member-owned hardware cooperative distributing hardware, lawn and garden products, tools, paint sundries, electrical and plumbing supplies and other home repair items to our members in New England.

Standard Hardware was founded on November 30, 1948 by a small group of hardware merchants from the Manchester/Nashua, NH and Lowell, MA areas with the sole purpose of pooling orders and buying merchandise at lower costs. The company first operated out of the basement of Hammar Hardware in Nashua, NH. Within one year, Standard outgrew the basement space and moved into the first floor of a warehouse on Pine Street Extension in Nashua, NH. After several expansions into more space on Pine Street, Standard’s sales had grown and were adding new members; it was time to move to a larger facility again. It was 1982 and Standard built a brand new 30,000 square foot warehouse/office facility on Star Drive in Merrimack, NH, where the company continues to do business today. One year later, a 17,000 square foot mezzanine was added to accommodate more inventory.

As the company continued to grow, in December 2001 a 17,000 square foot addition was added to the facility. The addition is affectionately known as the “Bobby Lachance Annex”. Bob is the current Warehouse Manager, and it was through his urging that the new addition was built.

Standard Hardware continues to grow and serve its member customers.