The Best Local Hardware Stores in Fort Myers

Jean Jones
December 09, 2015

Hardware_Stores_SWF.jpgWhoever said that hardware stores are good only for nuts, bolts, nails and screws might also have said that the only attraction Fort Myers has to offer is sandy beaches.

The best hardware stores in Fort Myers take the “hard” out of “hardware” by offering plenty of “soft” goods, too, such as rugs, window treatments, lighting and virtually anything else you could need for your Springs at Six Mile Cypress or Springs at Estero apartment home. Consider:

Gavin's Ace Hardware
16025 San Carlos Boulevard

Founded in 1987, Gavin's Ace Hardware combines the reputation of an industry stalwart with the personal, family touch of owners Larry, Rita and Ron Gavin. Their goal: “to be the best hardware store for each customer who enters our doors.”

The Home Depot
14655 S. Tamiami Trail and 3402 Forum Boulevard

It might seem like this American institution has been around longer, but the first two Home Depot stores opened only in 1979 (and in neighboring Georgia). The founders' vision of a “one-stop shopping experience” for the do-it-yourselfer remains intact today, with two Home Depot stores available to Fort Myers apartment dwellers.

Industrial Marine & Hardware
2947 Hanson Street

For more than 35 years, Industrial Marine & Hardware has offered a full line of fasteners, power and hand tools, plumbing and electrical supplies and mobile home supplies to people and businesses in southwest Florida. The store specializes in tracking down obscure and otherwise difficult to find items. “If it's made, we can find it,” is the store motto.

Tropical Hardware Do-It-Best
2605 Cleveland Avenue

No one's keeping an exact count, but if they were, Tropical Hardware's supply of more than 67,000 items might form an imposing tower. Though fully stocked with everything from paint to landscaping equipment, no job is too small for this store: employees will gladly cut keys and even sharpen knives and scissors.

Whether you're just moving in or are still settling in, it might be worthwhile to place these local hardware stores on your “to-visit” list. You're likely to find something a little different at each store – so that you can make your Fort Myers apartment feel more like home.

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