Hardware has served the Washington Metro area since 1953. We are a
family owned and operated business with three locations to serve you.
Our Bethesda location opened in 1953, the Potomac store debuted in 1993
and Silver Spring arrived in 2000. Our stores have over 50,000 items for
one of the area's most complete selections of hardware, housewares,
garden, paint, plumbing and seasonal merchandise. Thanks to our
outstanding staff, we have received numerous accolades over the years
for our customer service--including being named the metro area’s “Best
Hardware Store” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2005. We finished in second
place in the “Best Customer Service” category that same year, just
Remember, "If we don't have it, you probably don't need it!"
Vintage photo from April 2, 1953 – Strosniders opening day.
Customers getting service at the counter on opening day in 1953.
Strosniders had everything from the start — even flowers!
Strosniders in June, 1953, just a few months after opening day. Notice the "cool" advertisement in the window.
Manager Jim Beckett gets grill crazy at our 50th Anniversary Event in April 2003.