The 10 Best Hardware Stores in Delaware!

Delaware gets A-plus marks for hometown hardware stores. Turn to one of these family owned and operated hardware shops for help you with your every DIY project need. Whether it is window repair, lumber, or tools and supplies for a plumbing or electrical fix, any one of these stores will have what you are looking for, including helpful advice on how to get the project done right. So if you are a contractor, homeowner, or a hardware novice, the top 10 hardware stores in Delaware will make sure you get the help you need.   

1. Fairfax Hardware, Wilmington, DE

This hometown favorite runs a repair service to fix almost anything, including screens, weather stripping, fiberglass, and copper. From shorted out lamps and leaky faucets to custom door and windows, Fairfax Hardware has you covered, and you can trust they will try to fix what is broken before selling you something brand new.

2. Smyrna Community Hardware, Smyrna, DE

Established in 2008, Smyrna offers all of the hardware and home improvement equipment that you will need for any DIY or construction project. Find a full line of nuts and bolts, plumbing, and electrical tools.  Plus, they will match any paint with their Valspar computer paint match. But don’t forget about key cutting, screen and window repair, live and frozen bait, and hunting and fishing licenses or that they are a U-Haul rental center and a UPS pickup station.

3. Fenwick Hardware, Fenwick Island, DE

Founded in 1972, this hometown hardware store has a little bit of everything, like stocking lawn supplies, paint, tools, propane, and other DIY equipment. With over 40,000 items and an extensive list of departments, including housewares, lawn and garden, power tools, plumbing, electrical, and automotive, Fenwick is one stop do it right island shopping.

4. Action Hardware, Wilmington, DE

Family-owned for over 35 years, Action Hardware is a member of the Do It Best co-op, the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive hardware and lumber buyer, featuring over 67,000 items available for purchase. Get plumbing and electrical supplies, housewares and cleaning supplies, custom paint mixing, screen and window repairs, and more.

5. Felton Hardware Inc., Felton, DE

With more than 51 years in the hardware business, Felton Hardware is a hometown store that has been supplying folks with the best equipment and hardware for half a century. Find lawn and garden, paint and fasteners, plumbing and electrical, and more. Plus, get 51 years-worth of knowledge and service at Felton’s. 

6. Baker's Hardware Power & Turf, Millsboro, DE

Bakers Hardware was established in 1962 and has grown into “one of the East Coast's largest Outdoor Power Equipment dealerships and rental businesses,” according to their website. Yet, they still refer to themselves as an old-fashioned hardware store with down-home service. With long-term, knowledgeable employees, Baker’s knows best when it comes to lawn and garden and outdoor equipment.

7. Laurel Community Hardware, Laurel, DE

Laurel Community Hardware offers stores at three locations and shopping online, with free shipping on orders over $200. Get tools and fasteners, paints, plumbing and electrical, sporting goods, pet food, and more. Plus, don’t forget about hunting and fishing licenses, the U-Haul rental station, and UPS pick-up and delivery, all with a hometown community smile. 

8. Marydel Ag Supply, Marydel, DE

As you may know, the poultry industry is one of the leading forms of agriculture in the First State, and Marydel Ag Supply specializes in poultry equipment, including maintaining, building, and servicing poultry hardware. Plus, get plumbing, electrical, power tools, lumber, lawn and garden equipment, crop sprayers, propane, and more.

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9. Wagner Hardware, Wilmington, DE

Wagner Hardware offers over 67,000 products from the Do it Best warehouse, including power tools, lawn and garden, and outdoor living products. They carry “nearly every model of Weber grills” and provide services such as “key cutting, screen repair, window repair, and more to the Wilmington area.”

10. H.C. Layton & Son, Inc., Bridgeville, DE

Established in 1898, this is still a family owned and operated business that features Stihl chainsaw products and repair services. Plus, get tools, weed eaters, paint, gardening supplies, plumbing equipment, wagons, and bicycles. The strength of Layton’s come from over a century in the hardware service industry, and the knowledgeable staff will help you with that hometown smile.

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