75 Years of Hometown Values & Service

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For 75 years, True Value has stood for hometown values and service.

We’re more than a hardware store—we’re part of your community. A place that makes you feel at home the moment you enter the store, because we’re your neighbor too.

In an age of retail chains and big boxes, we understand that customers still value quality products, exceptional service and expert advice.

We have a proud heritage of supporting the growth and success of independent retailers —it’s how we started, how we operate now and how we see the future.

In 1948, John Cotter founded Cotter & Company, a retailer-owned company that included 25 independently owned and operated stores. With the purchase of Hibbard, Spencer and Bartlett in 1963, Cotter not only acquired the company, but also the True Value trademark—a long-standing brand and presence since 1932.

The business has continued to grow and evolve ever since.

Today, True Value Company is one of the world’s leading hardlines wholesalers, with a globally recognized brand in over 60 countries.

Committed to long-term sustained growth and success, True Value serves more than 4,500 stores worldwide with retail sales in their communities, totaling about $10 billion, with 13 regional distribution centers and approximately 2,500 True Value Associates.

We are proud to be a part of building local communities for the past 75 years and look forward to being there for the next 75. Stop in to your neighborhood True Value store to experience our unmatched service, selection and advice today.

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