Get to Know Your Hardman’s

Since 1907

The present-day Hardman Supply Company was founded in 1907 by Owen Ruby (O.R.) Hardman, when two produce firms merged under the name Hardman Produce.  In 1928, the company incorporated as Hardman Supply Company and expanded product lines including produce, wool, poultry, and other agricultural goods.  Business increased in the 1930’s-1940’s with his addition of product lines in hardware, appliances, and farm machinery.

The second generation joined the company when Charles Owen Hardman (O.R.’s son) returned from the battlefields of Europe during World War II. Under his direction, the business expanded hardware product lines and slowly phased out the produce department. When he retired in 1983, the company had evolved into a market leader in West Virginia with building supplies and ready-mix concrete plants.

The 1970’s brought the third generation into the company when Charles’s sons, Stan, Fred, and Tom, joined the company following graduation from West Virginia University. The three brothers grew the company to seven locations with membership in Do-It Best Corp. As markets changed, the company continued its evolution. Niche opportunities developed with the addition of a RadioShack franchise and Design Centers to the stores. Under their vision, Hardman Supply Company was honored as Entrepreneurs of the Year in 2000 by West Virginia University and the company celebrated its 100th birthday in 2007.

Today, the 4th generation of Hardmans have joined the company by holding positions in the corporate office and serving on the Board of Directors. Pictured below are the great-grandchildren of founder O.R. Hardman: Gwendolyn Hardman Lowry, Jamie Hardman Loving, Elizabeth Hardman Ricks, and Owen Hardman.

Our Locations

Spencer, WV
Spencer, WV
Spencer is the location of our first store, joining the Roane County community in 1907. It offers a complete selection of building materials, kitchen and bath design, and is a full-service hardware store for both the DIYer and professional contractor.
Ripley, WV
Ripley, WV
Our Ripley is our second largest location, located in Jackson County, WV. It offers a complete selection of building materials, kitchen and bath design, and is a full-service hardware store for both the DIYer and professional contractor.
Moorefield, WV
Moorefield, WV
Our Moorefield store is located in Hardy County – part of West Virginia’s eastern panhandle. It is a full-service hardware store for both the DIYer and professional contractor. This location also specializes in metal roofing, heating, and small equipment rental by the day and week.
Mineral Wells, WV
Mineral Wells, WV
Our Mineral Wells store is located in Wood County, WV. It is a quaint hardware store also specializing in heating, metal roofing, and septic system supplies.
Summersville, WV
Summersville, WV
Our Summersville store is located in Nicholas County, WV. It is a niche store specializing in heating, metal roofing, pool chemicals and equipment rental. This location also has the company’s only old-fashioned country store – fun for both locals and tourists to visit.
Grantsville, WV
Grantsville, WV
Our Grantsville store is a staple of the community, located in Calhoun County, WV. It offers a complete selection of building materials, is a full-service hardware store for both the DIYer and professional contractor. This location also proudly sells custom-mixed Foster Feed for both farm animals and pets.
Glenville, WV
Glenville, WV
Our Glenville store is located in Gilmer County, WV. It offers a complete selection of building materials, floor coverings, and is a full-service hardware store for both the DIYer and professional contractor. Our Glenville location also offers small equipment rental by the day and week.