About Us

Hendra Hardware was established in May 1982 and has grown along with the amazing community that surrounds it. Open 7 days a week, our iconic bricks and mortar store (Hardwood and chamferboard in our case) has been a pillar within the Hendra community.

Providing that true blue service, we aim to create an experience for our customers, each and every time they visit. Due to the dedication and commitment of our store manager Dean Cuss, and his team, Hendra Hardware continues to withstand the test of time. With over 100 years of cumulative hardware experience, we are confident that you will walk away with the best solution in hand and the right advice. There is not one task too great or too small; we are the problem solvers, the advice givers, the knowledge bank. If we don’t have it, we will make every effort to find it, locally when we can. In the rare instance where we cannot source it, we can usually point you in the direction of another local business that can. We donate to, and support, various groups within our community and we will take the time to get to know your name.


Our vision is to help build a better community by forming trusting relationships and creating an iconic experience that reinforces in our customers minds that there is a strong point of difference when supporting smaller, local, independent businesses. By aligning ourselves with a strong independent buying group like Mitre10, we enabled ourselves to help pave the path of independence for future generations and protect diversity within the consumer market. The hardware industry has invested in many sustainability initiatives to reduce our carbon foot print on our environment already and continues to encourage growth in this area.


From our original building, one-third of its current size, through the opening and closing of our sister store in Racecourse Rd Hamilton, the SEQEB power dispute in 1985, the relocation of the horse stables, the outbreak of the Hendra virus in 1994, not to mention the hail storms and floods…. We have survived.

Everything we do and offer comes from decades of experience and ensuring we provide that personal touch. In 1994 Hendra Hardware’s alignment with the Mitre10 group secured a better foundation for the business through superior branding, stronger marketing and increased buying power.

In 2010 the store’s founder Chris Davies mentioned his plans to retire and move on to greener pastures to the property owners – the Pinkey family. Alan Pinkey who opened Pinkey’s Convenience store back in the 1970’s and his son Matthew saw an opportunity to ensure the survival of this local icon and the deal was struck. Since then with Matthew at the helm the store has, and continues to, grow and diversify to meet the expanding needs of the local community as well as strive to ensure the future of the business