Our History

The Pensacola Hardware, “the oldest business in Pensacola and one of the oldest in Northwest Florida” has managed to stay in business all these years because of it’s commitment to quality and customer service

 

 

The Pensacola Hardware, “the oldest business in Pensacola and one of the oldest in Northwest Florida” has succeeded in business all these years because of it’s commitment to quality and customer service. Since 1921 the Pensacola Hardware has been owned and operated but the family of R.G. Martin.

        Either due to the economy or the history of our country the Pensacola Hardware has endured many changes. Under the ownership of R.G. Martin and A.J. Butt, the store   endured the Great Depression. Then during World War II, most of the men in the business were sent to the war, the store employed mostly women to work and maintain the business. After the war, most of the men returned to work at the store.

Mr. Jim Cunningham came to work in

        Over the years as the market has changed, so has the inventory of the Pensacola Hardware. Until the 50’s, not only did they sell hardware, they also sold toys, appliances, farm supplies, fine china and housewares. With the advent of department stores and strip malls in the suburbs the store discontinued selling toys, appliances and fine china.

        Today, the Pensacola Hardware continues to sell a full line of hardware and Benjamin Moore paints, focusing on commercial and industrial contractor supplies, and an upscale houseware and giftware department. We have two websites:  www.pensacolahardware.com  services the contractor side of the business and www.pensacolahardware.net services the houseware/giftware side of the business. You can purchase anything from wooden monkey pod plates, the number 1 selling item in the houseware department to a garden hose.