Aubuchon Hardware was founded in 1908 by William E. Aubuchon, a French Canadian immigrant with a 5th-grade education. Today, the company operates more than 121 stores throughout New England and upper state New York.
The company’s focus is on do-it-yourselfers and home repair, rather than new home builders and contractors. Unlike many other retailers, the company fared the recession of 2008 with a healthy bottom line, although the company did close one distribution center in August of 2017. The company is the oldest family owned and operated hardware store in America.
Aubuchon Hardware is still owned and operated by the Aubuchon family, with grandson William E. Aubuchon III currently acting as CEO.