About Us

CARTHAGE store front

We Strive for Excellence

Home Hardware Center’s mission is to provide quality products with exceptional service at competitive prices. We will do everything necessary to help your project go smoothly and be completed on time. We pride ourselves in assuring that you, the customer, leave our stores completely satisfied.

Home Hardware Center is a member of the Central Network Retail Group.

Company History

Started in 1984 in Ferriday, Louisiana, Home Hardware Center began with just four employees and a simple concept. Owner Jim Smith realized that small towns near him were in need of a store that provided the needs for the contracting trade, the do-it-yourselfers and homeowners. He also believed (and still does) that his staff was there to help customers through their entire shopping experience.

Over the years the company has made several changes. Through acquisition and new construction, Home Hardware Center has grown from one store to twenty one and from those first four employees to more than three hundred. As Jim Smith concentrated on store additions, he put personnel and polices in place to keep the chain of stores running smoothly. He brought in Raymond White in 1998 as a General Manager and Ann Kaiser as accountant and manager of internal finances for all stores. Along with White, Smith has installed several area managers to oversee the success of the business.

Home Hardware Center celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2009!