Monroe Hardware has been successful since 1886 by continuing its original business principle of guaranteeing customer satisfaction. William Henry Belk, one of the founders of Monroe Hardware company, was also the founder of the Belk department store chain which is now the largest group of family and management-owned department stores in the U.S. When he opened his first store in Monroe, NC, in 1888, Belk bought large quantities of goods, sold them at low mark-ups, and guaranteed customer satisfaction. His innovative ideas are still the primary business model at Belk and Monroe Hardware Company.
Throughout the years, the Belk family has continued its involvement and ownership in the hardware business in Monroe. W. H. Belk’s son, Irwin Belk, had served on the Board of Directors from 1951 until his death in 2018. Carl G. Belk, Irwin’s son, is Chairman of the Board. Monroe Hardware has grown from a local supply resource to a regional distribution company. It now serves eight states in the Southeast through a large sales force and truck fleet.
The key to our success has been our satisfaction and partnership with loyal customers, many of whom have served for several generations. We are committed to maintaining relationships of integrity, honesty, and fairness with our customers, our associates, and our vendors. Our sound financial history, the support from a strong board, and the dedication of our many employees provide the foundation for growth.
We appreciate your interest in Monroe Hardware Company and the opportunity to serve you.
Monroe Hardware Delivers!
For over 130 years, Monroe Hardware has been serving the Southeast for all your hardware needs, from hand and power tools to building materials. Monroe Hardware’s sales force provides the personal touch a local retailer needs. New products and technologies allow the local dealer to remain competitive with the “big box” hardware stores. Please feel free to contact our customer service representatives to see how we can help your business grow!
National Buying Clout
As a Member-Owner of Distribution America®, our purchasing agents use over 2 billion dollars in purchasing power to negotiate the best deals on merchandise, insuring that you are competitive in your marketplace.
Monroe Hardware is committed to the success of independent hardware retailers, and can provide you with the tools, programs, and services to help your business grow.
Headquartered in Monroe, North Carolina, Monroe Hardware is the largest independent distributor in the Carolinas. Our distribution center combines 200,000 square feet of warehouse space with 150,000 square feet of outside storage, including an extensive pipe yard. Our own fleet of trucks provide weekly on-time deliveries with fees among the lowest in the industry.
Experienced Customer Service
Monroe Sales Consultants know your market, and they work in it every day. They know your competition and can help you develop strategies to target the right customers and adjust your assortments and retail prices. While we do have email, voice mail and a website, we don\’t use them as a substitute for talking with you in person.
Monroe Hardware is committed to offering the best products in the industry. Together with our vendor partners we work to provide consumers with the brand names they know and trust at competitive prices.
Monroe Hardware believes in your independent business. We are dedicated to helping retailers compete in any market against any competition.
Contact us today to learn more about what Monroe Hardware has to offer. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.