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House-Hasson Hardware is in its second century of serving customers. Today House-Hasson is America’s largest independent regional hardware distributor.
House-Hasson Hardware Company was founded in 1906 by Mr. C.S. Hasson and Mr. Sam House. House-Hasson started with 13 salesmen who came from the old C.M. McClung Company of Knoxville, Tennessee. House-Hasson Hardware was known as “Knoxville’s Exclusively Wholesale Hardware House.”
House-Hasson Hardware has grown through sales expansion and acquisition of other companies. In 1988, Paris Dunlap Hardware became our company’s first major acquisition, followed by Sheffield Hardware in 1997, Persinger Supply in 2007 and Moore Handley in 2009.
Since 1980 House-Hasson has undergone four major expansions of its Knoxville, Tenn. headquarters warehouse, bringing the facility to 400,000 square feet.
Today House-Hasson serves dealers in Tennessee, 17 states, the Caribbean and beyond. Throughout our service area our 85 sales representatives develop personal relationships with our customers.
Orders are electronically received from our customers and salesmen using the Electronic Toolbox Catalog, point of sale systems and laptop computers to access the 50,000 SKU’s stocked in our warehouse. Customers also place orders using our website and House-Hasson’s customer service department.
Our customers include Trustworthy Hardware stores, independent hardware stores and lumber yards, Sentry Hardware stores, and Priced Right Everyday stores. House-Hasson is licensed to offer these store programs in its service areas.
House-Hasson has two major distribution centers: Knoxville and Prichard, West Virginia. The 150,000 square-foot West Virginia warehouse was completely modernized in 2008, tripling the number of items in stock and cutting handling times in half. Both Knoxville and Prichard are full-service warehouses.
Don Hasson, House-Hasson president and chief executive officer, is past president of the Southern Wholesale Hardware Association, the International Hardware Distributor Association, the National Hardware Association, and HGA. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Distributions America, the nation’s largest independent hardware buying association.