Orchard Supply Hardware - Household products and tools
Orchard Supply Hardware
Orchard Supply Hardware is a home improvement and do-it-yourself retailer specializing in building materials and outdoor equipment. The retailer stocks a number of products to enable homeowners to do their own renovations and building projects. Glass and sheeting, fencing, and builders hardware is sold for DIY projects and building plans. Electrical equipment like fuses, light bulbs, conduit boxes and fittings are also sold for people who are building their own home or cabin. The garden center features plants, seeds, outdoor power equipment and gardening needs. Many hardware and construction accessories are available, from tarps and workwear to moving supplies and sawhorses. Many household products and home decor accents are sold, including area rugs, furniture and storage containers. Exterior and interior paints, stains, primers and solvents are available for any number of painting endeavors. In addition, tools and welding supplies, as well as automotive and power tools are sold.
Orchard Supply Hardware - Do It Yourself since 1931
Orchard Supply Hardware was founded in 1931 as Orchard Supply Farmers Co-Op by 30 farmers, orchardists and ranchers in San Jose, California. The original goal of the organization was to collectively save money on essential farming supplies during the Great Depression. Each member contributed $30 and formed the new company in a rented warehouse. Membership grew to almost 2000 only 15 years later. The company went public in 2012 and began trading on the Nasdaq under "OSH." As of 2012, there are 89 store locations employing over 6,500 people nationwide. The retailer carries over 45,000 different products and remains headquartered in San Jose, California.