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Serving San Francisco since 1880, family-owned independent Center Hardware recently moved itself into shiny new digs easily accessed in Dogpatch on Third at Cesar Chavez with parking. Our long history with San Francisco has earned us our credible reputation as a great resource for manufacturing, maintenance, contractors, the trades, artists, students, makers, DIY, and creatives.
As a full-service hardware store, we are not limited by specialty or manufacturer. Our extensive inventory includes plumbing, electrical, tools, hardware, fasteners, safety, paint and sundries giving you the ability to consolidate vendors in a single stop. Our 16,000 sf sales floor has more than 65,000 stocking units and immediate availability of an additional 150,000 in 48 hours.
We pride ourselves on good, better, best inventory so you can get the products you need at the right price from strong, quality brands. Center Hardware is the only certified full-line dealer for Festool and Stabila in San Francisco and one of five designated destination stores for Milwaukee Tool in the United States. 
  • Special Orders
  • Paint mixing
  • Pipe cutting
  • Threading
  • Circular blade sharpening
  • Key duplication and cutting
  • Rekey services (keyed alike, master key, etc.)
  • Replacement chip keys and auto remotes
  • Bin maintenance for commercial accounts
  • Custom signs
  • Free delivery within San Francisco for orders (some rules on this)
Jamie Gentner, COO 
3003 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107-3505
Tel: 415.861.1800


Through our House Accounts, we are able to offer a 10% discount to SF Made members on all purchases. (Some exceptions apply.) Purchases may still be made with credit card or they may opt for our Net 30 terms. Account required for discount coding.