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Serving Kansas & Missouri Since 1894

Waters Hardware is a family-owned, Kansas-based company with more than 125 years of serving our communities. From a small general store in Manchester, Kansas in 1894, we grew to 7 store locations across the state. In 2019, Waters, Inc. was purchased by Gerken Rent-All, which is owned and operated by the Gerken family since 2002. This brought us to 12 hardware stores with rental (2 with lumberyards also), and 12 stand-alone rental locations. In 2021, we added 4 new hardware locations: 2 Euston Hardware locations, Pack's Hardware and an additional Waters location (formerly Oskaloosa Lumber). In 2022, we expanded again with the addition of 7 Waters Hardware stores (formerly Nuts & Bolts), located in Kansas and Missouri. 

Whether DIY or contractor, our trusted and knowledgeable team members are committed to providing a full complement of quality products and services to you to make certain that your projects are successful.

We're grateful to be a part of communities now in Kansas and Missouri, and we look forward to being your hometown hardware store--wherever you are!