The Phillips family arrived in Albany, New York in 1886. They survived the harsh record blizzard of that year and opened their own business as steamfitters and locksmiths. The next generation expanded into the hardware business. After surviving the Great Depression and World War II, A. Phillips Hardware stood strong against large chain stores that threatened independent retailers. Today, Jon Phillips, fifth generation of the Phillips family, manages the family-owned business which has grown from its original steamfitter and locksmith shop to a three store chain, with locations in Delmar, Altamont, and Voorheesville.
Despite the daily challenges they face from big box retailers, A. Phillips Hardware continues to stand strong and independent, meeting the needs of its customer base. Over the last few years our company has computerized and modernized our stores. We have searched for and implemented tactics to streamline our operations and provide better customer service. We offer such a diverse product mix to meet the customers’ individual needs such as, a full line of hardware, paint, plumbing, electrical, tools, seasonal, building materials and house ware merchandise. In addition to traditional products and services that customers expect to find, we offer “out of the box” services at all seven stores. Such as small engine repair, window and screen repair, delivery, rental equipment and a commercial program tailored around a company’s specific needs. Furthermore, there has been an addition to the Phillips Family, Morris the Moose, our Goodwill Ambassador. We took the initiative to introduce a company mascot who can be seen at many community and charitable functions as well as at the stores.
Our convenient locations have easy in – easy out access and we will carry out your merchandise or walk you to your car with an umbrella when it is raining. We pride ourselves on service, which includes a broad range of hardware knowledge and have access to over 60,000 items through our co-op. Phillips Hardware can special order items and can normally have them delivered to our store within a week. Come in and have one of our employees help you on your next project!