About Becker Hardware Inc
In 1885 Becker Hardware opened its doors for the first time. A German immigrant and entrepreneur, Joseph Becker started it all. Over the years his kin has continued to care for and operate his American dream. Joseph passed the business on to his son, Charles, whose son Richard took over after his untimely death. It was through Richard that the business was put in the hands of his son, Ron Becker in 1985. Ron retired in 2013 and sold the business to his sons, Ryan and Regan making it a fifth generation owned and operated business.
Adding electrical contracting in the mid-1950's, Becker Hardware became more than a simple hardware store. Currently they provide plumbing, heating, and electrical contracting, along with 24-hour pump service. They offer an extensive selection of Milwaukee tools, as well as household and hardware items.
The original business was started on Main Street in Ossian, but was across the street in a different location. The existing building was built in 1895 by Joseph Becker.
The economy has changed over the years and so, our business had to change with the times and continue to meet the needs of our community.
In 2009, a two thousand square foot addition was added to the retail portion of the business, along with 2,000 square foot to the downstairs shop area. A small office in the back of the store was also added, providing space for customer consultations and for estimating purposes.
Having expanded our services over the years, small town hardware stores have to offer something more in order to survive. Our business doesn't really cater to anyone in particular, but has become a strong center for the “DIY” (do-it-yourselfer). Our Knowledgable Steff is here to help anyone with their projects and provide a solution to their problems. We wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the support of the surrounding community and our dedicated and skilled employees.