The legacy of Small's Hardware began on a chilly day in April, 1967. Bill Small bought the first of his five hardware stores at the age of 40. Bill, an employee of Klingenberg Hardware and father of 10 children, gathered loan funds to purchase Duwell Hardware located in Cheviot. The Duwell family had been running a successful hardware business since early 1936. Founder of Small's Hardware "POPS" With the support of his wife and children, Bill Small grew a single location into a multi-store success... In 1984, the business grew even bigger by moving into the Harrison, Ohio market after the purchase of Miller Hardware. This store eventually relocated to a stronger selling area within the city and carry a much more varied product assortment. Bill then began the practice of drawing from one location to service customers in another. Service was and still is a strong point at Small’s Hardware. The purchase of Carlson Hardware in Lockland became the next Small’s location. Greg Small (President & CEO) managed the Lockland location under the watchful eye of his father.
Tool repair & sharpeningGreg made the store into an overnight success by focusing on the industrial market, offering special services and broadening stock to fit customer needs.   The next acquisition was another Carlson Hardware location, now known as Small’s Hardware Roselawn. Originally catering to apartment dwellers this store often spouted “the highest number of customers each day of all stores”. On March 22, 1997 Bill Small retired from the Hardware business leaving the reins of his legacy to his son Greg.
 
ContractorGreg credits much of Small’s success to paying particular attention to his customers... We normally greet our regular customers by name. We believe in hard work at Small’s and it has paid off. As testimonial to his superiour work ethic and service, the Mayor of the City of Cheviot proclaimed Wednesday, February 17, 1993 as “BILL SMALL DAY”. Escompassing many years of community involvement, unselfish devotion and being a true friend to the community, recognition such as this, propelled Small's Hardware into good neighbor status.
 
To increase Small's Hardware internet presence, Greg purchased DTEPStore (a.k.a. Down to Earth Products), an e-commerce platform serving the niche “green” and environmentally friendly chemical and cleaning product market.
 
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