Why Shopping at a Local Hardware Store Can Be a Better Experience

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Think about the last time you shopped at a big box hardware store and needed help. Was help easy to find? Once you did track someone down, how did you feel about the advice you received?

Shopping at the big box stores can be great if you know exactly what you need and where to find it in the store. 

At JB Hostetter’s, getting help and expert advice you can rely on is easy. We have real experts with actual work experience in the departments they serve who are ready to help you and offer advice.

This level of attentive service is what makes shopping with us different.


More Than Just a Hardware Store

Aside from helpful service, you’ll also find products and services here that you won’t find at box stores, such as lawnmower repair service, party rentals, and window screen repair & replacement.

 

BBQ Propane Tank Refills

Yes, you can get a new propane tank at big stores through their tank exchange programs, but you can’t get a tank refilled. We have a propane tank on site. All you need to do is bring your empty tank to us and we’ll refill it

 

Lawnmower Blade Sharpening & Lawnmower Services

JB Hostetter & Son HardwareLawnmowers and lawn care equipment take a beating each mowing season. Keeping your equipment in good running condition will help you get better results and extends the life of your equipment. 

We service and repair all mower types, including push mowers, riding mowers, tractors, and zero-turn mowers.

 

Window Screen Repair & Replacement

Need to repair or replace a window screen? We have the tools and supplies to do DIY window screen repair (or replacement), or you can just drop off your damaged screens with us and we’ll fix them for you! No need for an appointment, just drop off your screens when it’s convenient for you.

 

In-Store Appliance Sales AND Repair

While the big box stores sell appliances, they do not offer appliance repair services on their own. Appliance repairs are offered through independent contractors, so you’re never sure who you’re going to get. 

With us, we sell and service any appliance in our store. We have a team of full-time repair technicians, with years of experience in diagnosing and repairing equipment. Our service technicians also make house calls to complete appliance repairs on-site repairs. Appliance pick-up and delivery services are available for all other equipment.

 

Reliable Advice From Real Pros

JB Hostetter & Son HardwareHave you ever gotten home from the hardware store and realized you got the wrong thing? Shopping at a smaller store with attentive staff like ours will help you get the things you need faster. When you’re in the middle of a project, the last thing you want is to waste time looking for the part you need to finish the job. Plus, with help from our staff, you won’t have an immediate return trip because you got the wrong parts – you will have what you need to finish your project.

 

Party Rentals & Supplies

Make your next party or event easier and more fun! We have tables and chairs for rent, dunk tanks, carnival games, popcorn machines, and more. Visit our Party Rentals page or call 717-653-1841 to make a reservation.

 

Food & Drink for Rent

  • Popcorn Machines
  • Cotton Candy Machines
  • Sno-Cone Machines
  • Hot Dog Rollers
  • Slushie Machines
  • Beverage Fountains

JB Hostetter & Son HardwareEntertainment Equipment for Rent

  • Dunk Tank
  • Frisbee Golf (Mini)
  • Carnival Games (Froggy Fly Fling, Quarterback Toss, Golf Challenge, Soccer Kick, Crossbow Shooter

 Tables & Chairs for Rent

  • Tables – Round, Banquet, and Serpentine
  • Folding Chairs – Brown & White

 

Your Local Hardware Store in Mount Joy, PA

Since 1927, we’ve been serving our Mount Joy and northern Lancaster County neighbors with quality equipment, parts, and service. Stop by our store on Main Street (Route 230) in Mount Joy today. 

We’re open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm and Saturday 8am- 5pm.

 

*Blog submitted from JB Hostetter & Sons

 

 

JB Hostetter & Sons

1225 West Main Street
Mount Joy, PA 17552
717-653-1841

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