When Paul Reeves returned home to Habersham county, Georgia back in 1946 he was not quite certain where life was leading him. A newly discharged United States Navy sailor, Paul stood by the rail line in Cornelia, contemplating the future.
Across the way Paul saw a small, unused storefront and an idea began to form. An idea of putting the skills he had learned working in his brother’s hardware stores and the discipline and gung-ho spirit that he gained in the Navy, to use in serving the community.
Not one to let the grass grow under his feet, Paul opened Habersham Hardware later that year.
Paul’s knowledge of lumber and hardware served him well and Habersham Hardware grew into a thriving business. Using his profits to grow the shop as well as helping the surrounding community, Paul and his faithful 'family' of local employees sold lumber, tools, paint and other building materials. Paul proved himself to be a fair and ethical businessman who surrounded himself with a staff that embodied those same ethics.
Today, more than 70 years have passed, and Habersham Hardware is still located in that same building facing the railroad in Cornelia. Of course, the facility has grown to accommodate a wider range of products and new technologies. A new generation of faces who have grown up with us and have now joined with us to serve you, as dedicated Habersham Hardware staff members.
As the Cornelia store grew, so did Paul’s vision. A second location was added in Clarkesville, Georgia, and the business continues to thrive right along with the community.
Although much has changed over the years, one thing always stays true. That’s the pioneer spirit that has guided Habersham Hardware through both the lean times and the good. So whether you are a pro who works construction for a living or a DIYer working on a weekend project, Habersham Hardware and Home Center will always be ready to serve you.
Habersham Hardware, we’ve got a passion for building.
Whether you are building a new home, remodeling your old one, or working on a weekend project, Habersham Hardware and Home Center offers a wide range of products and services to help you complete any task. Computerized paint matching, professional in-house decorating consultation, custom cabinet design, nationally-advertised brands, and expert advice make any project simple.