Top Ten Commercial Hardware Supply Stores

There are thousands of places where someone can buy a hammer or wrench, from the hardware store down the street to the gas station on the corner. But where do you go if you want to buy five pallets of lumber or 25 pounds of roofing nails? That's where a commercial supply store comes in.

Whether you are a contractor buying equipment and materials for a housing project or a professional looking for industrial-sized machinery, these stores are your best bet.

The Top Ten

1 Lowe's

I just me some Lowe's

Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer or a professional contractor, Lowe's has everything you'll need to get your project done on time and under budget.

2 Home Depot

They really treat their professional contractors right. Call ahead and they'll have your supplies pulled down and ready to load for you. Tools to building materials, they've got it all.

3 BuildDirect

It's an online store that will ship direct. Refinishing a whole house? No problem. You'll save 50-80% off retail price going through BuildDirect. A huge variety of materials and brands.

4 Tool King

Recognized as an industry leader for tools and equipment, Tool King has all the tools you need to get any job done.

5 Northern Tool

This is your one-stop shop for tools. They've got everything from professional and industrial grade equipment and machinery to hand tools to keep in your garage.

6 Harbor Freight Tools

Talk about having a little bit of everything. Harbor Freight will get you the tools to build anything you can possibly think of.

7 Essential Hardware

From Hardware, to home and garden, Automotive, and even sporting goods, these guys have everything and have low prices to make it worth your while.

8 ProBuild

The nation's largest supplier of building materials. they have what you need to get everything done. They have local managers who can accommodate the individual needs of your market.

9 Stardust Building Supplies

A non-profit organization with some huge stores. They deal solely in re-purposed materials from lumber and flooring to lighting fixtures and appliances. Next time you want a unique material to design with, go to these guys.

10 Engel's Hardware

The Contenders

11 Ace Hardware
12 Masco

This huge company has the buying power to keep their prices low.

13 Menards Menards
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