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Hardware/Building Supplies/Remodeling Supplies

Published: 06/3/10

Hodges True Value Hardware Celebrates 50 Years

- Article & photo by Allison H. McAlister -

Over the last 50 years, Hodges True Value Hardware has built a reputation for providing quality products and service to its customers. This commitment to customer service is one reason why the family-owned and operated neighborhood hardware store has survived and thrived even after the big-box home improvement stores moved in. There are two Home Depots and a Lowes all within three miles, noted John Hodges. But folks will end up going all over and still coming back to Hodges. Featuring a wide selection of hard-to-find parts and plumbing items, customers know they can count on Hodges to meet their needs. One customer revealed hes known John for years and he is always helpful and can get him whatever it is he needs. Another customer was overheard saying, I always come here first. Yet another, who came to the store all the way from Harford County, said, If you need something, you come here and get it. People have been coming to Hodges True Value Hardware since Wynona and Dean Hodges opened the doors on April 1, 1960. When Dean passed away in 1985, son John took over the business. His sister, Anita Johns, a real estate agent with Advance Realty, works at the hardware store part-time. And Johns oldest son, Bryan - the third generation - works there as well. In addition to the family members, employees also include June, Joyce, Jim and Glenn. Carol, who recently retired, worked at the store for over 40 years. Customers also keep coming back because the staff is so helpful and nice. One customer raved, The staff is super friendly! Theyre also very knowledgable and will help you find what you need. In addition to the traditional products youd expect to find at your neighborhood hardware store, Hodges True Value Hardware also sells propane, makes keys, repairs lawn mowers and sells pressure cooker parts. They also do a booming window business. Offering same day, on site double pane window repair, Hodges also repairs screen doors and windows. We do a lot of service work, John explains. Got a window or screen door that needs fixing? Having trouble finding a part for that do-it-yourself project you started? Head on over to Hodges True Value Hardware and let them take care of you. Be sure to visit this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 4, 5 and 6 for their special three-day 50th anniversary sale. For these three days only, customers can take advantage of having housekeys made, 2 for $1, or get a 20 lb. refill on propane for just $14. On Saturday, Hodges will serve up free hot dogs from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., or while supplies last. (See coupon below.) Hodges True Value Hardware is located at 850 Middle River Road in Middle River. The store is open seven days a week: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 410-686-1389.


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