A little history about us.
1947- Carlton Gilleland partnered with Andrew Bearden and opened a small-town hardware store in the building that is now J-Brooke hair salon on 1ST street (now Raymond Parks St.) just off the square of Dawsonville Ga.
1948- Gilleland bought out Bearden’s portion of the business and the name Dawsonville Hardware was born.
1948- Gilleland expanded the Hardware into a new building built between former Miller’s body shop and now J-Brooke hair salon. Also began grinding corn and other ingredients into large sacks for poultry feed.
1977- Business operations were handed over to Dwight Gilleland son of Carlton. Also, this year Dawsonville Hardware was incorporated.
1978- We signed on with ACE hardware corp. and operations moved into the large building on 2nd street (now Roy Hall St.) and expanded into the lower building (now city liquor) a muffler shop and outdoor power equipment sales and repairs in the next-door building.
Mid 1980s- Business at this time slowed so the muffler shop was closed, and all other operations consolidated back to the previous building. Also, during this time began the expansion into the former Miller’s body shop building (the building with our front door) where we carried outdoor power equipment brands Stihl, Poulan, Mcculloch, and Husqvarna.
Mid 1990s- We opened the Custom Gun Works gun smith shop with Bob Carlton.
1998- Expanded outdoor power equipment into the large building on 2nd street and the name Dawsonville Power Equipment was born.
2000- We dropped ACE Hardware co-op and signed on with TRUE VALUE.
2005/2006- All operations consolidated back into its current location. At this time all outdoor power equipment business was halted except for Stihl.
2009- We closed Custom Gun Works and expanded the hardware into that area of the building.
2010- We dropped TRUE VALUE and became an independent hardware store.
Today- We are the oldest family ran business in Dawson county. Since the consolidation of 2005 we have worked very hard on growing our business into what it is today. Concentrating on inventory and keeping the appropriate home improvement items needed today has been our focus. Thanks to the surrounding communities our outdoor power equipment portion has grown into the largest service/sales/parts center in the area. We pride ourselves in being an in-house full-service center for all brands or outdoor power equipment. Holding many certifications with majority of all brands, we have the knowledge and dedication to handle any type of service needed, from sharpening blades to full rebuilds we can do it all.
Tomorrow- We continue to do our best with one-on-one customer service and strive to gain your trust to help you our customer with all your home and outdoor needs.
Dawsonville Hardware Co. Inc
18 Raymond Parks St. S.
Dawsonville, Ga 30534
Services And Products We Offer Here At Dawsonville Hardware
Over 8000 sq. ft. of Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Lawn & Garden, Housewares, Tools and even automotive items to fit your needs.
Largest fastener (nuts, bolts and specialty items) selection in the area.
Key Copying, we have the tradition key cutting machine. We hand select the keys needed and manually operate the machine to cut the keys with unmatchable precision.
Sporting Goods, We have the largest Case knife offering around, Other brand Knives stocked as well. We carry ammo and Hi-Point firearms.
Satellite TV and Internet:
We offer DirecTV satellite TV service, Also we have ViaSat satellite internet services.
Outdoor Power Equipment:
Financing Available. Maybe you didn’t know, but we offer third party financing for all our outdoor power equipment sales, parts and service. Take advantage of up to 48 months NO INTEREST Financing…..
Stihl equipment, We stock majority of all Stihl power products, Parts and offer complete in-house services by trained and certified technicians
Other Equipment sales and service, Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, Kawasaki, Subaru, Honda, Generac, DR Power, Husqvarna, Poulan, MTD, Troy Bilt, Simpson, MiTM, Worldlawn, Wacker Neuson, Makita, Tanaka and more and more…
Other Services, we repair ALL brands of outdoor power equipment. Certified Service (including Warranty services) for ALL brands listed above plus ALL brands sold by Tractor Supply Co.