About Cole's Hardware

Since 1883 - And Still Family Owned!
For generations, folks have enjoyed coming home to their neighborhood Cole's Hardware store for anything they need to help and maintain their homes in our beautiful Susquehanna Valley region. Today, with 12 locations right here in our valley and stocking over 15,000 different branded items right here in your hometown. After all these years, and still family-owned, Cole's Hardware remains your home for convenience, selection, and savings.

Our Unique History

Established in 1883 by our founder, J.H. Cole, we’re proud to remain one of our region’s most popular family-owned businesses. For more than 125 years, we’ve adapted to the lifestyle of our community. During the Depression-era 1930s, Cole’s son, W.H. Cole, operated as a farm-products store – which, following the end of World War II, became more focused on basic hardware and hardware-related products.

By 1962, under the direction of W.H. Cole, Jr., Cole’s Hardware became associated with a national buying group, while continuing to add more consumer items and additional stores through the valley’s surrounding towns. Today, as a fourth-and-fifth generation family-owned community retailer, Cole’s Hardware is pleased to offer over 15,000 products, while providing the region’s finest in hardware and home-ware brands through our twelve convenient neighborhood stores.

Our Mission

Today, the Cole’s Hardware mission is to provide broad product offerings, trusted brands, and valued solutions while creating customer loyalty built upon consistent, passionate service.