About Kratzer Hardware

Kratzer Hardware is a family owned business which began in March 1923 when John M. Kratzer of Gratz, Pennsylvania, came to Elizabethville and purchased the blacksmith shop owned by Mark Spacht.  In 1950, John’s son, Louis, joined him in the business and assumed management of the store eight years later.  The store then continued as a blacksmith shop but gradually evolved into a hardware store and joined with HWI (Hardware Wholesalers Inc.) which later became Do it Best Corp.  From its humble beginnings, the store has grown to cover 15,000 square feet and provides home products, lawn and garden needs, plumbing and heating supplies, electrical products and paints.  As a family business for over 94 years, Kratzer Hardware continues to offer convenient and personal service to the community.

Located at 416 West Main Street in Elizabethville, Kratzer Hardware is proud to serve the Pennsylvania communities of Elizabethville, Halifax, Millersburg, Lykens, Williamstown, Gratz, and Pillow. We look forward to helping you with your next project or simply meeting your daily homeowner needs.   

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