Grow and Develop with United Hardware

Whether looking to convert, build a ground-up store or take over an existing one, we're equipped  to help you succeed at retail.

The most in-depth information can be gathered through our staff.  Contact Chad Ruth (p:  1-800-835-6560 or 763-559-1800) to get details about attending a Market or becoming a prospective dealer.  He'll connect you with the appropriate people.  You can also fill out our online contact form to reach us.



It’s not unusual for shoppers coming into Amery Farm & Home Hardware to make comments about how full the store seems to be, or how good the prices are. That’s music to the ears of owner Todd Cunningham. Since purchasing the store in the spring of last year, he has been through a whirlwind of changes, which include adding categories and converting the store to United Hardware from a national co-op supplier.

“United has a good product selection, and they are easy to work with. What I appreciate about them is that I have the freedom to run my own store. As my United representative and I were planning out the conversion, if I found something I wanted to change, I could do it.”



Hills Hardware Hank Develops A Plan for Execution

George and Barry Hill were ready to make a big investment in their business. A space adjoining their store, Hills Hardware Hank in Wabasha, Minnesota, came up for sale. By expanding their salesfloor, they could relieve the congestion caused by having a lot of merchandise in a little bit of space, and they could rethink their store layout.

They also knew that if they were going to make the most of that investment, they needed a solid business plan for the expansion, one that would fit their unique needs. That’s why they approached their supplier United Hardware for assistance. “United gave us a plan that, from step one, helped us make the best use of our dollars, and it was a plan that was realistic and attainable,” Barry says. “Everything United promised, they delivered.”



United Hardware the Right Fit for Cottonwood Hardware Hank

Many retailers can tell stories of growing up in the hardware business. At Cottonwood Hardware Hank, in Cottonwood, Minnesota, those stories are still being written. Ben and Laura Andersen are raising the third generation of the family business, and on any given day it’s not unusual to see any of their six children helping out around the store, learning the ways of hardware retailing.

The Andersens purchased the store a couple of years ago after searching for a good place to raise their family and a wholesaler that would treat them like family, too. Now, they are making the store their own with all of the tools available through their new partner in business, United Hardware.

Training & Support

When you become a member of United Hardware, you gain the support of a dedicated and experienced team of experts. Our programs provide you with extensive training to help you market your store and to provide you with the programs, systems and support that will enable you to keep your business running at peak efficiency for years to come.

Click here to see our training and support structure.

Store Purchase Assistance

It's a major undertaking to buy a business and enter into a new way of life.  We strive to make the transition from prospective buyer to owners of your own business as comfortable as possible.  United Hardware offers a comprehensive program to help you with the entire purchase process. 

Click here to learn more about our purchase assistance program.

Current and New Opportunities

We currently have a few stores in select markets for sale.  If you're looking for a ground-up store, we have identified markets with high potential.  Either of these will give you a sense of current availability and where we see potential.

For more specific inquiries about current and new opportunities, contact Chad Ruth, Vice President of Retail Growth Initiatives.