Family Owned For Over 85 Years
Norfolk Hardware and Home Center has been serving the Boston area since 1934. We began as a small hardware store and home center located on Norfolk Street in Mattapan. Founded by Ben and Lena Rosen, the store was named after Norfolk Street and began by selling plumbing supplies. As their customers requested additional products, the store expanded to carry paint, then window treatments, then building materials, and so on.
We are a lot larger than we were in 1934. Norfolk Hardware currently occupies a building in Boston with over 40,000 square feet of retail, showroom and warehouse space. This large size right in Boston gives us the ability to have millions of dollars of inventory in stock at all times. We also have our corporate offices, shipping and manufacturing departments in Braintree at the Norfolk Companies warehouse. Today, Norfolk has over 140 employees and tens of thousands of customers ranging from retail homeowners, to commercial contractors, housing authorities and property management companies.
Growing to Sell Kitchen Cabinets
Norfolk Hardware began to sell kitchen cabinets in the early 1980’s. That new product category proved to be a very important step in our company’s growth. Kitchen cabinets and countertops became a large part of our sales and today we have 5 Norfolk Kitchen and Bath showrooms located in Boston, Braintree, Manchester NH, Nashua NH and Salem NH. Combined with Norfolk Hardware and Home Center, our company employs over 140 local, hardworking people and does business all over New England, reaching all over the East Coast.
Old-Fashioned Way of Doing Business
Despite this growth, Norfolk Hardware & Home Center and Norfolk Kitchen & Bath are very similar to the store opened by Ben and Lena on Norfolk Street. We pride ourselves on our dedicated service and knowledgeable sales staff. We may remember your name or your face when you stop in. If you are already our customer, thank you. If you have not already done business with us, please give us a call or stop by our store.