Historical San Diego Hardware Retail Store Adds Online Services

| January 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

San Diego Hardware, offering the largest selection of decorative hardware in San Diego, is celebrating 130 years in business this month. Founded in 1892 on Dec. 8 in San Diego, the company is still owned by one of the original founding families and is one of the ten oldest family-owned businesses in San Diego.  In addition to its busy Kearny Mesa showroom, the company recently launched SanDiegoHardware.com, its new e-commerce site, giving consumers even more shopping options and a wealth of resources.

A convenient way for customers to shop from home or “pre-shop” before heading to the showroom, SanDiegoHardware.com, offers one of the biggest selections of cabinet pulls, door and cabinet hardware and locks available with 650 product pages, most having multiple options for size/finish/etc. The shop expands San Diego Hardware’s high-quality service to customers across the United States and offers design tips, free samples of select items, and more. Customers can shop from the comfort of their couch and order samples delivered direct to the home or place orders for in-store pickup to grab and go.

“This anniversary we are celebrating not only our deep roots in San Diego, but also our newest way to shop—our online e-commerce site that launched during the pandemic,” said co-owner Bill Haynsworth. “San Diego has been our home for 130 years and we thank our loyal customers who helped us survive these last few challenging years.”

The store continually updates its in-store and online offerings with new brands, giving shoppers the most up to date and on-trend styles and finishes. The most recent new brands include: Happy Home, thoughtfully crafted solid brass decorative cabinet hardware for doors, drawers, furniture, and walls. 

“Our website was many years in the making,” said Hannah Haynsworth, marketing manager San Diego Hardware, who along with Bryan Haynsworth developed the site from scratch. “It was a challenge to capture every single piece of hardware in the store and get it up online, but with the pandemic hitting around the time we finished, we couldn’t have been happier to have an online shopping option for our customers.”

Current co-owner Bill Haynsworth is the great nephew of Fred Gazlay. Bill Haynsworth bought the business, together with co-owner Rip Fleming, in 1983 from Haynsworth’s father. Haynsworth’s son Bryan currently works at the store, making him the fifth generation to help with the business. Daughter of store co-owner Rip Fleming, Hannah Fleming Haynsworth, also works at the store as marketing manager. 

Located downtown for more than a century, in 2006 the company moved to Kearny Mesa to better serve its customers with a larger space, freeway access and convenient parking. The current showroom is 15,000 square feet and features interactive product displays with more than 7,000 cabinet knobs and pulls, 4,000 hinges and 1,000 door locks on display. In addition, the second floor offers a plumbing showroom with sinks, faucets and other kitchen and bath products. Contractors, interior designers, and homeowners can see and try the actual hardware in a setting that is comfortable and accented with historic details from the original store.

For more information on San Diego Hardware go online at www.sandiegohardware.com, call 858-576-1892 or please visit the showroom at 5710 Kearny Villa Road in San Diego.

San Diego Hardware’s large and unique selection of decorative hardware and plumbing, dedication to personal service, and unmatched hardware expertise make it the go-to shop and e-commerce site for contractors, interior designers and homeowners looking for decorative hardware, as well as plumbing and bath fixtures.  The owners of San Diego Hardware also run a separate and prolific online business called HardwareSource.com, offering more than 4,000 hinges for everything from 3,000-pound doors to jewelry boxes.

The current location is situated at 5710 Kearny Villa Road in San Diego.


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